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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on birds, time, and truth

For Time will teach thee soon the truth, There are no birds in last year's nest!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: It is Not Always May.

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, silence, and talent

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

Source: Mark and Barbara Hall Collection.

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, colors, dreams, faith, feeling, god, knowledge, meaning, thought, understanding, and universe

We may be able to tell how many stars are in the Milky Way; we may be able to count the petals of every flower, and number the bones of every bird; but unless faith leads us to a deeper understanding, a more reverent comprehension of the significance of the universe, God can be no more pleased with our knowledge than the painter is pleased with the fly which touches his picture with its feelers, and sips the varnish from the surface, and dies without dreaming of the meaning, thought, feeling, embodied in the colors.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, earth, friendship, good, music, peace, silence, and worth

These are the things I prize And hold of dearest worth: Light of the sapphire skies, Peace of the silent hills, Shelter of the forests, comfort of the grass, Music of birds, murmur of little rills, Shadows of cloud that swiftly pass, And, after showers, The smell of flowers And of the good brown earth,- And best of all, along the way, friendship and mirth.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on birds, creation, and science

The birds I heard today, which, fortunately, did not come within the scope of my science, sang as freshly as if it had been the first morning of creation.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on birds and love

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What is the singing of birds, or any natural sound, compared with the voice of one we love?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe on birds, life, nature, prayer, soul, and thought

Still, still with Thee when purple morning breaketh, When the bird walketh, and the shadows flee; Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight Dawns the sweet consciousness; I am with Thee. Alone with Thee amid the mystic shadows, The solemn hush of nature newly born. Alone with Thee in breathless adoration, In the calm dew and freshness of the morn. When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber, It's closing eyes look up to Thee in prayer; Sweet the repose beneath Thy wings o'ershading, But sweeter still to wake and find Thee there. So shall it be at last in that bright morning, When the soul walketh and life's shadows flee. Oh, in that hour, fairer than daylight's dawning, Shall rise the glorious thought: I am with Thee!

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

Source: Still, Still with Thee

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A Quote by Harold Vinal on birds, faith, god, simplicity, and soul

I saw a star flame in the sky, I heard a wild bird sing, And down where all the forest stirred Another answering. All suddenly I felt the gleam That made my faith revive: Ah, God, it takes such simple things To keep the soul alive.

Harold Vinal

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A Quote by Harold Edwin Boulton on birds

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Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing Onward, the sailors cry: Carry the lad that's born to be king Over the sea to Skye.

Harold Edwin Boulton (1859 - 1935)

Source: Skye Boat Song, st. 1

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A Quote by Hal Borland on birds, challenge, and suspicion

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.

Hal Borland (1900 - 1978)

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