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James Drummond Burns Quotes





A man's a man for a' that!
[Man]
 

And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair.
 

Gin a body meets a body Comin' through the rye. Gin a body kiss a body Need a body cry?
[Kiss]
 

I have been dying for twenty years, now I am going to live.
[Immortality]
 

In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.
[Prison]
 

Let us do or die.
[Action]
 

Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die.
[Liberty]
 

Life is but a day at most.
[Life]
 

Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!
[Cruelty]
 

O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us!
[Appearance]
 

Oh my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; Oh my luve's like the melodie That's sweetly played in tune.
[Love]
 

Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.
[Vanity]
 

She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a bonny wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine.
[Wife]
 

Should auld acquaintances be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o'auld lang syne?
[Friendship]
 

Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.
[Toasts]
 

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy.
[Disappointment]
 

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!
[Prayer]