Robert Burns Quotes

But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed. Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white – then melts forever.

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane In proving foresight may be vain The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy!

Why has a religious turn of mind always a tendency to narrow and harden the heart?

Man’s inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

I never barked when out of season, I never bit without a reason, I ne’er insulted weaker brother, Nor wronged by force or fraud another. We brutes are placed a rank below; Happy for man could he say so.

Fain would I hide what I fear to discover.

Suspense is worst than disappointment.

The best – laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley, an’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, for promis’d joy!

Liberty’s in every blow! Let us do or die!

Critics!… those cut-throat bandits in the path of fame.