Robert Burns Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Robert Burns quotes, Robert Burns sayings, and Robert Burns proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Now Nature hangs her mantle green On every blooming tree, And spreads her sheets o' daisies white Out o'er the grassy lea. Robert Burns
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss! Robert Burns
But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever. Robert Burns
Think, when your castigated pulse Gies now and then a wallop, What ragings must his veins convulse, That still eternal gallop: Robert Burns
Anticipation forward points the view. Robert Burns
Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn! Robert Burns
My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heav'n is sent, long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content! Robert Burns
But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever. Robert Burns
If there's another world, he lives in bliss, if there is none, he made the best of this. Robert Burns
When matters are desperate we must put on a desperate face. Robert Burns
Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns
Even thou who mournst the daisy's fate, That fate is thine--no distant date; Stern Ruin's ploughshare drives, elate, Full on thy bloom, Till crushed beneath the furrow's weight Shall be thy doom! Robert Burns
Suspense is worse than disappointment. Robert Burns
Oh, 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
But to see her was to love her; Love but her, and love forever. Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met—or never parted— We had ne'er been broken-hearted. Robert Burns
I'll count my health my greatest wealth, / Sae lang as I'll enjoy it; / I'll fear nae scant, I'll bode nae want, / As lang's I get employment. Robert Burns
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, / The birthplace of valor, the country of worth! / Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, / The hills of the Highlands for ever I love. Robert Burns
There's some are fou o'love divine; / There's some are fou o'brandy. Robert Burns
Auld nature swears, the lovely dears / Her noblest work she classes, O; / Her prentice han' she tried on man, / An’ then she made the lasses, O. Robert Burns
Oh, my Luve's like a red, red rose / That's newly sprung in June: / O, my Luve's like the melodie / That's sweetly played in tune. Robert Burns
But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever. Robert Burns
Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North, / The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth; / Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, / The hills of the Highlands for ever I love. Robert Burns