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Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
Roger Tory Peterson
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
I have dined with kings, I've been offered wings. And I've never been too impressed.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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