I wish I could fly like a bird in the sky. Here are some proverbs and quotes about birds.

Love makes the owl seem prettier than a white falcon.


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'Bilbo Baggins, a bur..., a hobbit,' said poor Bilbo, shaking all over, and wondering how to make owl noises before they throttled him.

The Hobbit - Chapter 2 - Roast Mutton
J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo caught by the trolls.

A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Chinese proverb

A bird in hand is worth two in a bush.

Be happy with what you have.

A bird is three things: feathers, flight and song, and feathers are the least of these.

Marjorie Allen Seiffert

A black hen lays a white egg.

English proverb

A blind crow may sometimes find a grain of wheat.

A crow is no whiter for being washed.

A deaf insect hears words in the belly of a bird

A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?

Drew Barrymore

A swallow does not make the summer.

One good event does not mean that everything is going to be fine.

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

Moslih Eddin Saadi

All birds will flock to a fruitful tree.

All parrots are birds, but not all birds are parrots.

Although the snake does not fly it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.

Nigerian proverb

An eagle does not catch flies.

As free as a bird.

(completely free to do what you want and without any worries)

As free as a caged bird.

Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes within your locks: your hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

Song of Solomon

Birds of a color fly to the same place.

Welsh proverbs

Birds of a feather flock together.

Bless the flowers and the weeds, my birds and bees.

Unknown source

Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.

Joseph Wood Krutch

Dogs don't like bananas, but can't bear to think chickens eat them.

Domesticated chickens and cattle may well be an evolutionary success story, but they are also among the most miserable creatures that ever lived. The domestication of animals was founded on a series of brutal practices that only became crueller with the passing of the centuries.

A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari

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For a Dutch language page with proverbs about birds, see: vogels.

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