"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. "
Henry Van Dyke
“A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky."
God loved the birds and invented trees."
"The birds are moulting. If only man could moult also -his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions."
"I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."
"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
Henry David Thoreau
"When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!"
"In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of
"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."
"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
Edward Hersey Richards
"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wing."