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 Maya Angelou on birds


I know why the caged bird sings.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Source: Quoting a lyric by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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A Quote by Mark Twain on birds


If there was two birds sitting on a fence, he would bet you which one would fly first.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: The Celebrated Jumping Frog, p 17

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A Quote by Marie Corelli on birds and death

"A fine morning's killing, ay! All their necks wrung - all dead birds! Once they could fly - fly and swim! Fly and swim! All dead now - and sold cheap in the open market!"

Marie Corelli (1855 - 1924)

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A Quote by Maltbie Davenport Babcock on birds, earth, fatherhood, god, heart, heaven, music, nature, praise, rest, thought, and world

This is my Father's world, And to my list'ning ears, All nature sings, And round me rings The music of the spheres. This is my Father's world, I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, Of skies and seas - His hand the wonders wrought. This is my Father's world, The birds their carols raise, The morning light, The lily white, Declare their Maker's praise. This is my Father's world, He shines in all that's fair; In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me ev'rywhere. This is my Father's world, O let me ne'er forget That though the wrong Seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This my Father's world, Why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King - Let the heavens ring: God reigns: let the earth be glad. Amen.

Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858 - 1901)

Source: THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD - by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901 - Public Domain

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on agreement, art, birds, conversation, death, and good

One often reads about the art of conversation-how it's dying or what's needed to make it flourish, or how rare good ones are. But wouldn't you agree that the infinitely more valuable rara avis [rare bird] is a good listener.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Mahmud Kianush on birds, earth, heart, memory, and miracles

You are the miracle bird, Risen From the memory Of the Sun's Womb In the heart of the Earth. Flutter, flutter on, my heart.

Mahmud Kianush

Source: Of Birds and Men

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A Quote by Ma'Arri on birds, charity, men, and water

Give a drink of water as alms to the birds which go forth at morning, and deem that they have a better right than men [to thy charity]. For their race brings not harm upon thee in any wise, when thou fearest it from thine own race.

Ma'Arri (973 - 1058)

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A Quote by Chief Luther Standing Bear on birds, earth, feeling, good, life, love, people, power, rest, and sacred

The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the earth and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with bare feet on the sacred earth. Their tipis were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The birds that flew into the air came to rest upon the earth and it was the final abiding place of all things that lived and grew. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.

Luther Standing Bear

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on birds


The shell must break before the bird can fly.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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