BURNS, Robert Quotes
(1759-1796), Scottish poet
Though losses and crosses be lessons right severe, there's wit there ye'll get there, ye'll find no other where.
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint, and the cowardly feeble resolve.
I could never pour out my inmost soul without reserve to any human being, without danger of one day repenting my confidence.
Man's inhumanity to man, makes countless thousands mourn.
To make three guineas do the work of five.
Firmness, both in suffering and exertion, is a character which I would wish to possess.—I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint, and the cowardly feeble resolve.
Some say kissing is a sin; but if it was na lawful, lawyers would na allow it; if it was na holy, ministers would na do it; if it was na modest, maidens would na take it; if it was na plenty, puir folk would na get it.
Midnight—that hour of night's black arch the keystone.
They never sought in vain, that sought the Lord aright.
A mind conscious of integrity scorns to say more than it means to perform.
The rank is but the guinea's stamp; the man's the gold for all that.
Dearly bought the hidden treasure, finer feelings can bestow; chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure, thrill the deepest notes of woe.