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

-Robert Burns
Robert Burns

What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools.

Robert Burns
But of all Nonsense, Religious Nonsense is the most nonsensical; so enough, & more than enough of it - Only, by the bye, will you, or can you tell me, my dear Cunningham, why a religioso turn of mind has always a tendency to narrow and illiberalise the heart?
Robert Burns

Ye hypocrites! are these your pranks? To Murder men, and give God thanks? Desist for same! proceed no further: God won't accept your thanks for Murther!

Robert Burns
And O! be sure to fear the Lord alway, And mind your duty, duly, morn and night; Lest in temptation's path ye gang astray, Implore His counsel and assisting might: They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright.
Robert Burns

Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns
And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair. Wha does the utmost that he can Will whyles do mair.
Robert Burns

But human bodies are sic fools, For a' their colleges and schools, That when nae real ills perplex them, They make enow themsel's to vex them

Robert Burns
See Social-life and Glee sit down,All joyous and unthinking,Till, quite transmugrified, they're grownDebauchery and Drinking
Robert Burns

There's some are fou o' love divine; There's some are fou o' brandy.

Robert Burns
God help the teacher, if a man of sensibility and genius, when a booby father presents him with his booby son, and insists on lighting up the rays of science in a fellow's head whose skull is impervious and inaccessible by any other way than a positive fracture with a cudgel.