Riches have wings. [ Proverb ]
To clip one's wings. [ French ]
To fly with waxed wings. [ Proverb ]
No flying without wings. [ Proverb ]
Like the bird be thou,
That for a moment rests
Upon the topmost bough:
He feels the branch to bend
And yet as sweetly sings,
Knowing that he has wings. [ Victor Hugo ]
Sincerity gives wings to power.
Words are the wings of actions. [ Larater ]
O that I had wings like a dove. [ Bible ]
Candour gives wings to strength. [ Motto ]
Though I am young, I scorn to flit
On the wings of borrowed wit [ George Wither ]
O there are Voices of the Past,
Links of a broken chain.
Wings that can bear me back to times
Which cannot come again;
Yet God forbid that I should lose
The echoes that remain! [ Adelaide A. Procter ]
Father! forgive the heart that clings
Thus trembling to the things of time,
And bid my soul, on angel's wings
Ascend into a purer clime. [ Jane Roscoe ]
Friendship is love without its wings. [ Byron ]
The swift hour flies on double wings. [ Seneca ]
Music lends to piety wings to heaven. [ B. Gilpin ]
It is better to have wings than horns. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The world recedes; it disappears!
Heaven opens on my eyes! my ears
With sounds seraphic ring:
Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly!
O Grave! where is thy victory?
O Death! where is thy sting? [ Pope ]
He would fain fly, but he wants wings. [ Italian Proverb ]
Responds -- as if with unseen wings,
An angel touched its quivering strings;
And whispers, in its song,
Where hast thou stayed so long? [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
Day is a snow-white Dove of heaven
That from the East glad message brings:
Night is a stealthy, evil Raven,
Wrapt to the eyes in his black wings. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
In this dim world of clouding cares,
We rarely know, till bewildered eyes
See white wings lessening up the skies.
The angels with us unawares. [ Gerald Massey ]
I hear the howl of the wind that brings
The long drear storm on its heavy wings. [ William Cullen Bryant ]
Music and love are the wings of the soul. [ Berlioz ]
Joys are our wings, sorrows are our spurs. [ Richter ]
The chambers in the house of dreams
Are fed with so divine an air.
That Time's hoar wings grow young therein.
And they who walk there are most fair. [ Francis Thomson ]
Do for yourself (fly with your own wings). [ French Proverb ]
Make not your tail broader than your wings. [ Proverb ]
Though the fox run, the chicken hath wings. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
How sweetly did they float upon the wings
Of silence through the empty-vaulted night.
At every fall smoothing the raven down
Of darkness till it smiled! [ Milton ]
A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings. [ Proverb ]
Though the fox runs the chickens have wings. [ Proverb ]
Thou canst not fly high with borrowed wings. [ Proverb ]
Riches like insects when concealed they lie,
Wait but for wings, and in their season fly. [ Pope ]
Love lent me wings; my path was like a stair;
A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given;
And death was safety and great joy to find;
But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven. [ Michael Angelo ]
O welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope.
Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings. [ Milton ]
See the enfranchised bird, who wildly springs,
With a keen sparkle in his glowing eye
And a strong effort in his quivering wings,
Up to the blue vault of the happy sky. [ Mrs. Norton ]
Eternal Spirit of the chainless mind!
Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art.
For there thy habitation is the Heart -
The Heart which love of thee alone can bind;
And when thy sons to fetters are consigned -
To fetters and the damp vault's dayless gloom,
Their country conquers with their Martyrdom,
And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind. [ Byron ]
Love lieth deep; Love dwells not in lip-depths;
Love laps his wings on either side the heart
Absorbing all the incense of sweet thoughts,
So that they pass not to the shrine of sound. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. [ Pope ]
Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Borne on the swift, tho' silent wings of time,
Old age comes on apace, to ravage all the clime. [ Beattie ]
Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. [ George Eliot ]
Vain-glorious man, when fluttering wind does blow
In his light wings, is lifted up to sky;
The scorn of knighthood and true chivalry,
To think, without desert of gentle deed
And noble worth, to be advanced high,
Such praise is shame, but honour, virtue's meed.
Doth bear the fairest flower in honourable seed. [ Spenser ]
Fate wings, with every wish, the afflictive dart.
Each gift of nature, and each grace of art. [ Johnson ]
Gold! gold! in all ages the curse of mankind,
Thy fetters are forged for the soul and the mind.
The limbs may be free as the wings of a bird.
And the mind be the slave of a look and a word.
To gain thee men barter eternity's crown,
Yield honour, affection, and lasting renown. [ Park Benjamin ]
He that is without money is a bird without wings. [ Proverb ]
The helmed Cherubim,
And sworded Seraphim,
Are seen in glittering ranks with wings displayed. [ Milton ]
Birds, the free tenants of earth, air, and ocean,
Their forms all symmetry, their motion grace,
In plumage delicate and beautiful,
Thick without burthen, close as fish's scales.
Or loose as full blown poppies on the gale;
With wings that seem as they'd a soul within them.
They bear their owners with such sweet enchantment. [ James Montgomery ]
God gave thy soul brave wings; put not those feathers
Into a bed to sleep out all ill weathers. [ Herbert ]
The ignorant hath an eagle's wings and an owl's eyes. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Even when the bird walks one feels that it has wings. [ Lemierre ]
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. [ Goethe ]
Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,
Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
And flare up bodily, wings and all. [ E. B. Browning ]
Gold has wings which carry everywhere except to heaven. [ Rus. Proverb ]
He covers me with his wings and bites me with his bill. [ Proverb ]
Love one time layeth burdens, another time giveth wings. [ Sir P. Sidney ]
The thought has good wings, and the quill a good tongue. [ Proverb ]
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird.
That flies to thy breast at one cherishing word,
That folds its wild wings there, ne'er dreaming of flight.
That tenderly sings there in loving delight!
Oh! my sad heart keeps pining for one fond word,
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird! [ Mrs. Osgood ]
Who soars too near the sun, with golden wings, melts them. [ William Shakespeare ]
Hope, folding her wings, looked backward, and became regret. [ Mrs. Marian Lewes Cross (pen name George Eliot) ]
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet. [ Joseph Joubert ]
The day is done, and the darkness falls from the wings of night. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
However wickedness outstrips men, it has no wings to fly from God. [ Shakespeare ]
The fly that plays too long in the candle, singes her wings at last. [ Proverb ]
Death and love are the two wings which bear man from earth to heaven. [ Michael Angelo ]
Power is a fretful thing, and hath its wings always spread for flight. [ Lew Wallace ]
Fame has eagle wings, and yet she mounts not so high as man's desires. [ Beaconsfield ]
And maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the wind. [ Bible ]
O youth! thou often tearest thy wings against the thorns of voluptuousness! [ Victor Hugo ]
Alas! no fleshly pinion will so easily keep pace with the wings of the spirit. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide. [ Warburton ]
Hope is so sweet with its golden wings, that, at his last sigh, man still implores it. [ De la Pena ]
Fortune's wings are made of Time's feathers, which stay not whilst one may measure them. [ Lilly ]
The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory. [ Blake ]
A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. [ Ecclesiastes ]
There is always some levity in excellent minds; they have wings to rise and also to stray. [ Joubert ]
Riches take wings, comforts vanish, hope withers away, but love stays with us. Love is God. [ Lew Wallace ]
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only certainty is oblivion. [ Horace Greeley ]
His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar. [ Macaulay ]
He that has too little wants wings to fly, he that has too much is encumbered with his large tail. [ Proverb ]
The angel of Death has been abroad throughout the land; you may almost hear the beating of his wings. [ John Bright ]
Imagination has more charm in writing than in speaking: great wings must fold before entering a salon. [ Prince de Ligne ]
Costly followers are not to be liked, lest while a man maketh his train longer, he make his wings shorter. [ Bacon ]
Labor not to be rich; * * * for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. [ Bible ]
Haste me to know it; that I with wings as swift as meditation, or the thoughts of love, may sweep to my revenge. [ William Shakespeare ]
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme, - to be sublimely great, or to be nothing. [ Southern ]
Poetry is enthusiasm with wings of fire; it is the angel of high thoughts, that inspires us with the power of sacrifice. [ Mazzini ]
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
The law is a pretty bird, and has charming wings. It would be quite a bird of paradise if it did not carry such a terrible bill. [ Douglas Jerrold ]
Imagination is not thought, neither is fancy reflection; thought paceth like a hoary sage, but imagination hath wings as an eagle. [ Tupper ]
The lively phraseology of Montesquieu was the result of long meditation. His words, as light as wings, bear on them grave reflections. [ Joubert ]
Seas are the fields of combat for the winds; but when they sweep along some flowery coast, their wings move mildly and their rage is lost. [ Dryden ]
There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, - the clearest proof that it is out of its element. [ Hare ]
To describe women, the pen should be dipped in the humid colors of the rainbow, and the paper dried with the dust gathered from the wings of a butterfly. [ Diderot ]
It is a bird-flight of the soul, when the heart declares itself in song. The affections that clothe themselves with wings are passions that have been subdued to virtues. [ Simms ]
Nothing is more unreasonable than to entangle our spirits in wildness and amazement; like a partridge flattering in a net, which she breaks not, though she breaks her wings. [ Jeremy Taylor ]
He was given to flights of oratory that way - a very dangerous thing, for often the wings which take one into clouds of oratorical enthusiasm are wax and melt up there, and down you come. [ Mark Twain, Educations and Citizenship ]
Simplicity and purity are the two wings by which man is lifted up above all earthly things. Simplicity is in the intention; purity in the affection. Simplicity tends to God, purity apprehends and tastes him. [ Thomas a Kempis ]
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity, who drink of that flood of glory as of a river, and refresh our wings in it for future flight. [ Hazlitt ]
I know not whether there exists such a thing as a coin stamped with a pair of pinions; but I wish this were the device which monarchs put upon their dollars and ducats, to show that riches make to themselves wings, and fly away. [ Gotthold ]
Stothard learned the art of combining colors by closely studying butterflies' wings; he would often say that no one knew what he owed to these tiny insects. A burnt stick and a barn-door served Wilkie in lieu of pencil and canvas. [ Samuel Smiles ]
All the poets are indebted more or less to those who have gone before them; even Homer's originality has been questioned, and Virgil owes almost as much to Theocritus, in his Pastorals, as to Homer, in his Heroics; and if our own countryman. Milton, has soared above both Homer and Virgil, it is because he has stolen some feathers from their wings. [ Colton ]