Robert Burns Quotes

Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine— A man's a man for a' that!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. For A' That and A' That (l. 11-12). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
(7) (2)
The honest man, though e'er sae poor, Is king o' men, for a' that!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. For A' That and A' That (l. 15-16). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
(7) (0)
Then let us pray that come it may,— As come it will for a' that,— That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, an' a' that. For a' that, and a' that, It's comin' yet, for a' that— That man to man, the warld o'er, Shall brithers be for a' that.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. For A' That and A' That (l. 33-40). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
(8) (0)
There's nought but care on ev'ry han', In ev'ry hour that passes, O: What signifies the life o' man, An' 'twere na for the lasses, O.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Green Grow the Rashes, O (l. 5-8). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
(3) (0)
Auld Nature swears, the lovely Dears Her noblest work she classes, O: Her prentice han' she try'd on man, An' then she made the lasses, O.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Green Grow the Rashes, O (l. 21-24). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
(6) (0)
Green grow the rashes, O; Green grow the rashes, O; The sweetest hours that e'er I spend, Are spent amang the lasses, O.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Green Grow the Rashes, O (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
(7) (0)
O pale, pale now, those rosy lips, I aft hae kissed sae fondly; And closed for ay, the sparkling glance That dwalt on me sae kindly; And moldering now in silent dust That heart that lo'ed me dearly!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Highland Mary (l. 25-30). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
(4) (0)
But Lord, remember me and mine Wi' mercies temporal and divine! That I for grace and gear may shine, Excelled by nane! And a' the glory shall be thine! Amen! Amen!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Holy Willie's Prayer (l. 97-102). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
(7) (0)
O thou that in the heavens does dwell! Wha, as it pleases best thysel', Sends ane to heaven and ten to hell, A' for thy glory! And no for ony gude or ill They've done before thee.—
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Holy Willie's Prayer (l. 1-6). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
(4) (0)
The soger frae the wars returns, The sailor frae the main, But I hae parted frae my Love, Never to meet again, my dear, Never to meet again.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. It Was A' for Our Rightfu' King (l. 16-20). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
(3) (1)