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    Bird Quotes
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  • There was an old owl lived in an oak
    The more he heard, the less he spoke;
    The less he spoke, the more he heard
    O, if men were all like that wise bird!
    - Punch

  • I do not believe that any peacock envies another peacock his tail, because every peacock is persuaded that his own tail is the finest in the world. The consequence of this is that peacocks are peaceable birds.
    - John Ruskin

  • She is a peacock in everything but beauty.
    - Oscar Wilde

  • The silver swan, who, living had no note,
    When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
    - Orlando Gibbons

  • A crow Perched on a withered tree. In the autumn evening.
    - Basho

  • Sweet bird!
    Thy bow'r is ever green,
    Thy sky is ever clear;
    Thou has't no sorrow in thy song,
    No winter in thy year.
    - John Logan

  • I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
    - Henry David Thoreau

  • The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
    - John Berry

  • Today I am sure no one needs to be told that the more birds a yard can support, the fewer insects there will be to trouble the gardener the following year.
    - Thalassa Cruso

  • I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
    - Joseph Addison

  • There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
    - Robert Lynd

  • Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.
    - Eubie Blake

  • Spring would not be spring without bird songs.
    - Francis M. Chapman

  • I sincerely congratulate you on the arrival of the mockingbird. Learn all the children to venerate it as a superior being in the form of a bird, or as a being which will haunt them if any harm is done to itself or its eggs.
    - Thomas Jefferson

  • I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
    - Emily Dickinson

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
    At the sight of blackbirds
    Flying in a green light,
    Even the bawds of euphony
    Would cry out sharply.
    - Wallace Stevens

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