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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.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
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.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine
Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
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.
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
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.
The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.
John James Audubon
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.
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
You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.
William J. Clinton
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
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. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
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.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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