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Bird Quotes

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. Joseph Addison

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. Robert Lynd

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. J.G. Holland A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen

To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them, of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries. Anne Raver

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. Chinese Proverb

Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. Henry Van Dyke

Mirrors and Cds-reflective surfaces attract birds and are fun in the sunlight. Make mobiles and hang from tree limbs! Jane Parr-Whitehead

The bluebird carries the sky on his back. Henry David Thoreau

A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Edward Hersey Richards

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Aesop

I get to enjoy the tranquility and peace of mind that results from watching colorful birds flitter around my lawn or deer grazing in my neighbor's pasture field.
Rick Rouse

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing. Bret Harte

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose F. Kennedy

When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake

We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The early bird gets the worm.
American Proverb

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Dale Carnegie

Spring would not be spring without bird songs.
Francis M. Chapman

Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes.
Abram L. Urban

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
William Henry Hudson

Today I am sure no one needs to be told that the more birds a yard can support, the fewer insects there will be to trouble the gardener the following year.
Thalassa Cruso

Feeding the birds in the winter is a wonderful activity. Your feathered friends will appreciate your efforts as food is scarce especially at this time of the year.
Catherine Pulsifer

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
Chinese Proverb

When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast.
John Burroughs

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Jacques Deval

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson

One activity that will create lots of fun and provide many hours of pleasure for children and for adults, and more so for the birds, is to string popcorn and cranberries together.
Catherine Pulsifer

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
Bernard Meltzer


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