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Robert Burns
January 25, 1759 - July 21, 1796
Nationality: Scottish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Scottish Poet

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.


The wide world is all before us - but a world without a friend.


Suspense is worse than disappointment.


The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.


Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!


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


Dare to be honest and fear no labor.


Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!


And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation.


His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.


Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.


There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.


Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!


Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.


Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.


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