Weekend Wisdom

Weekend Wisdom Goes To The Birds

This edition was inspired by the cardinals, blue jays, and some other little birds in the woods behind my house this morning. They were having so much fun gathering food from the bird feeders the neighbors on either side of me have put out.

The birds would sit in the woods and watch who was at what feeder and decide when was the appropriate time to visit them.

So enjoy these quotes. My favorites are in red.

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. 

~Eric Berne

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. 

~J.G. Holland




Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.

~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

God loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages. 

~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien



Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

  ~Author unknown,

quoted in The Ladies Repository: A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to Literature, Arts, and Religion, September 1874,

commonly misattributed to Henry Van Dyke and Henry David Thoreau

He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
Close to the sun in lonely lands,
Ringed with the azure world, he stands.
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
And like a thunderbolt he falls.

~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Eagle”




There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. 

~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays



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

~Chinese Proverb

All quotes from QuoteGarden.com – my favorite site for quotes.


red-rose_signatureBio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of chocolate, red roses and golden retrievers and is an amateur photographer.