Top 10 Quotes by Robert Burns

Burns Night provides occasion to remember the life of the 18th Century bard and enjoy his poetry. Not to mention drink whisky and eat haggis (Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!).

Burns Supper was first held in July 1801 when nine of Burns’ closest friends gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of their friend’s death. Hosted at Burns cottage in Alloway, the evening involved a tasty meal (including haggis, of course!), performances of Burns’ work and a speech in honour of the great poet (now known as the Immortal Memory).

Today Burns Night is an annual event, held on the 25th of January, Burns’ birthday. On this day Scotland and Scots all over the world come together to celebrate the life of our national poet.  We have put together our top 10 favourite quotes from this most famous bards poems, songs and letters.


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5 thoughts on “Top 10 Quotes by Robert Burns

  1. Dr Mac says:

    Rab’s works remain so relevant. One of my favorites excerpts “For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
    It’s coming yet for a’ that, That Man to Man, the world o’er, Shall brothers be for a’ that”

  2. B. says:

    Surely one of the most pertinent and relevant quotations for today’s world must be this:
    ‘O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as others see us!
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
    An’ foolish notion.
    Perhaps one day we – and world ‘leaders’ – will have a better understanding of how our words and actions affect others and not squander the ‘gift’ of this perception.

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