I that in heill wes and gladness,Am trublit now with gret seiknes,And feblit with infermité;Timor mortis conturbat me.Our plesance heir is all vane glory,This fals warld is bot transitory,The flesche is brukle, the Fend is sle;Timor mortis conturbat me.
For a'that, and a'that, It's comin' yet for a'that, That Man to Man the warld o'er Shall brothers be, for a'that.Robert Burns
For to be yong I wald not, for my wis, Off all this warld to mak me lord and king: The more of age, the nerar hevynnis blis.Robert Henryson
Ye ken weel eneugh that women and gear are at the bottom of a'the mischief in this warld.
The ae half of the warld thinks the tither daft.
Na he that ay has levyt fre May nocht knaw weill the propyrte The angyr na the wrechyt dome That is couplyt to foule thyrldome, Bot gyff he had assayit it. Than all perquer he suld it wyt, And suld think fredome mar to prys Than all the gold in warld that is.john barbour