"I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence." -- Robert Burns
This category contains articles related to the pioneering romantic poet 'Robert Burns, the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, collector of songs from across Scotland, and widely regarded as the country's national poet. Burns also wrote in the English language, notably later in his career.
"Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!""And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation.""Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.""Dare to be honest and fear no labor.""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.""His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.""Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!""Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!""Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.""Suspense is worse than disappointment.""Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.""The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.""The wide world is all before us - but a world without a friend.""There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing."