Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Robert Burns
  • Born: January 25, 1759
  • Died: July 21, 1796
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Poet









Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

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Liberty’s in every blow! Let us do or die! War & Peace
Look abroad thro' Nature's range. Nature's mighty law is change. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Man’s inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn! Human Nature
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn. Human Nature
O, would some Power give us, To see ourselves as others see us! Human Nature ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Scots Wha Hae Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The best laid plans o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley Management & Managing Government
We came not here to view your works In hopes to be more wise, But only, lest we go to Hell, It may be no surprise. Miscellaneous
We're bought and sold for English gold, such a parcel o' rogues in a nation States. Nations & Nationhood
Who would be a traitor knave? Who would fill a coward's grave? Who so base as be a slave? Let him turn and flee! Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!
Suspense is worse than disappointment.
Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.
The wide world is all before us - but a world without a friend.
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.