Robert Burns Quotes

Most popular Robert Burns Quotes

The greater the truth, the greater the libel.
— Robert Burns
Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.

critics

Prudent, cautious self-control
Is wisdom's root.
— Robert Burns

self-control

The best-laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley.
— Robert Burns

planning

A mind conscious of integrity scorns to say more than it means to perform.
— Robert Burns
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar,
Shew'd him the gentleman and scholar.
— Robert Burns

gentleman

Whatever mitigates the woes or increases the happiness of others, this is my criterion of goodness.
— Robert Burns

happiness Goodness

To see her is to love her, 
And love but her for ever; 
For Nature made her what she is, 
And never made another!
— Robert Burns
O, my luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
— Robert Burns

love

O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It would frae mony a blunder free us,
And foolish notion.
— Robert Burns

self-deception

I pick up favorite quotations, and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

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