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28 Birds Quotes

Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. LXXIV)

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Dame Nature's minstrels.

Bishop Gavin Douglas Quotes , Source: Morning in May

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I heard a bird so sing, Whose music, to my thinking, pleased the king.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part II (Lancaster at V, v)

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That byrd ys nat honest That fylythe hys owne nest.

John Skelton Quotes , Source: Poems Against Garnesche (III)

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Better one byrde in hand than ten in the wood.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI)

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A rare bird upon the earth, and exceedingly like a black swan. [Lat., Rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (VI, 165)

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That which prevents disagreeable flies from feeding on your repast, was once the proud tail of a splendid bird.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. XIV, ep. 67)

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Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, With joyous musick wake the dawning day.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Pastorals--Spring (l. 23)

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The nightingale has a lyre of gold, The lark's is a clarion call, And the blackbird plays but a boxwood flute, But I love him best of all. For his song is all the joy of life, And we in the mad spring weather, We two have listened till he sang Our hearts and lips together.

William Ernest Henley Quotes , Source: Echoes

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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 L. Carson Quotes , Source: The Silent Spring

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He is a fool who lets slip a bird in the hand for a bird in the bush.

Plutarch Quotes , Source: Of Garrulity

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Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber; for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. X, v. 20)

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Birds of a feather will gather together.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 1, subsect. 2)

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You must not think, sir, to catch old birds with chaff.

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, ch. IV)

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Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me Through this fair land rejoice!

Richard Henry Dana Quotes , Source: The Little Beach Bird

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To warm their little loves the birds complain.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Sonnet on the Death of Richard West

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Fish got to swim and birds got to fly I got to love one man till I die, Can't help lovin' dat man of mine.

Oscar Hammerstein II Quotes , Source: Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine, a song in the play "Showboat"

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A feather in hand is better then a bird in the ayre. [A feather in hand is better than a bird in the air.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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When the swallows homeward fly, When the roses scattered lie, When from neither hill or dale, Chants the silvery nightingale: In these works my bleeding heart Would to thee its brief impart; When I thus thy image lose Can I, ah! can I, e'er know repose?

Karl Herrlossohn Quotes , Source: When the Swallows Homeward Fly

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I was always a lover of soft-winged things.

Victor Hugo Quotes , Source: I Was Always a Lover

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Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Harper Lee Quotes , Source: To Kill a Mockingbird (ch. 10)

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Do you ne'er think what wondrous beings these? Do you ne'er think who made them, and who taught The dialect they speak, where melodies Alone are the interpreters of thought? Whose household words are songs in many keys, Sweeter than instrument of man e'er caught! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Tales of a Wayside Inn--The Poet's Tale--The Birds of Killingworth

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Birdes of a feather will flocke togither.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. XIV, ep. 67)

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Every bird that upwards swings Bears the Cross upon its wings.

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (bk. XIV, ep. 67)

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Ghastly, grim, and ancient Raven, wandering from the Nightly shore,-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore! Quoth the Raven "Nevermore!"

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes , Source: The Raven (st. 8)

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