A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on birds


Hast thou named all the birds without a gun?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Forbearance

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on america, beauty, birds, silence, and songs

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

Source: "The Silent Spring," 1962

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A Quote by Plutarch on action, birds, death, funerals, good, grief, life, pain, purity, soul, and trust

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns; for, ion ceasing to be numbered with mortals, he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. Since he is gone where he feels no pain, let us not indulge in too much grief. The soul is incapable of death. And he, like a bird not long enough in his cage to become attached to it, is free to fly away to a purer air. . . . Since we cherish a trust like this, let our outward actions be in accord with it, and let us keep our hearts pure and our minds calm.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on achievement, birds, humility, life, love, neighbors, and thinking

With all humility, I think, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on art, birds, and delay

And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reprov'd each dull delay, Allur'd to brighter worlds, and led the way.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Olive Emilie Scheider on birds


If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar, and will not leave it, why keep the door so very carefully shut?

Olive Emilie Scheider (1855 - 1920)

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A Quote by Nikita Khruschev on birds and paradise

If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

Nikita Khruschev (1894 - 1971)

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A Quote by Muhammad Ali on birds, jobs, justice, and people

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali (1942 -)

Source: 1977, quoted in New York Times

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds, despair, and marriage

It (marriage) happens as with cages; the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays, Book III

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds and marriage

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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