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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Robert Burns Quotes

"Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!"
"Ah, gentle dames! it gars we greet, To think how mony consels sweet, How mony lengthened, sage advices, The husband frae the wife despises."
"And may you better reck the rede, than ever did th' adviser."
"And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation."
"Burns' Hog-Weighing Method: (1) Get a perfectly symmetrical plank and balance it across a sawhorse. (2) Put the hog on one end of the plank. (3) Pile rocks on the other end until the plank is again perfectly balanced. (4) Carefully guess the weight of the rocks."
"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."
"Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die."
"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!"
"Nae man can tether time or tide."
"Nursing her wrath to keep it warm."
"Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root."
"Suspense is worse than disappointment."
"The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air."
"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."
"To liken them to your auld-warld squad, I must needs say comparisons are odd."

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