Robert Burns Quotes

Blame where you must, be candid where you can, and be each critic the good-natured man.

Life is all a variorum, We regard not how it goes; Let them cant about decorum, Who have character to lose. A fig for those by law protected! Liberty’s a glorious feast! Courts for cowards were erected, Churches built to please the priest.

Nature’s mighty law is change.

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Through and through the inspired leaves, Ye maggots make your windings; But, oh, respect his lordship’s taste, And spare the golden bindings!

Some books are lies frae end to end, And some great lies were never penn’d: Ev’n ministers, they hae been kend, In holy rapture, A rousing whid at times to vend, And nail’t wi’ Scripture.

An atheist’s laugh’s a poor exchange for deity offended!

Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!