Peacocks Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
7 Peacocks Quotes
To frame the little animal, provide
All the gay hues that wait on female pride:
Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire
The shining belles of the fly require;
The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail,
Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail.
Quotes , Source: Rural Sports (canto I, l. 177)
Why, 'a stalks up and down like a peacock--a stride and a stand;
ruminates like an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her brain
to set down her reckoning; bites his lip with a politic regard,
as who should say, 'There were wit in this head an 'twould out';
and so there is, but it lies as coldly in him as fire in a flint,
which will not show without knocking.
Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Thersites at III, iii)
Let frantic Talbot triumph for a while
And like a peacock sweep along his tail;
We'll pull his plumes and take away his train,
If Dauphin and the rest will be but ruled.
Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part I (Pucelle at III, iii)
For everything seemed resting on his nod,
As they could read in all eyes. Now to them,
Who were accustomed, as a sort of god,
To see the sultan, rich in many a gem,
Like an imperial peacock stalk abroad
(That royal bird, whose tail's a diadem,)
With all the pomp of power, it was a doubt
How power could condescend to do without.
Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)
Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto VII, st. 74)
Fly pride, says the peacock: mistress, that you know.
Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse at IV, iii)