Now's the day and now's the hour.

-Robert Burns
Robert Burns

Your lines, I maintain it, are poetry, and good poetry.... Friendship... had I been so blest as to have met with you in time, might have led me - God of love only knows where.

Robert Burns
What is life, when wanting love?Night without a morning;Love's the cloudless summer sun,Nature gay adorning.
Robert Burns

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright!

Robert Burns
I look on the opposite sex with something like the admiration with which I regard the starry sky on a frosty December night. I admire the beauty of the Creator's workmanship, I am charmed with the wild but graceful eccentricity of the motions, and then I wish both of them goodnight.
Robert Burns

But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed; Or, like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever.

Robert Burns
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss! Robert Burn
Robert Burns

Nature's law, That man was made to mourn. Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn! O Death, the poor man's dearest friend, The kindest and the best!

Robert Burns
The best plans of men and mice often go awry.
Robert Burns

When Nature her great masterpiece designed,And framed her last, best work, the human mind,Her eye intent on all the wondrous plan,She formed of various stuff the various Man.

Robert Burns
Their sighing, canting, grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.