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)
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)
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)