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Quotes of the Day for 26 April 2001 – Bird

The naturalist and artist John James Audubon was born on this day in 1780. I thought a "Bird" theme might be in order.

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The quotes:

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
     - David H. Lawrence

I value my garden more for being full [of] blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
     - Joseph Addison

The birds I heard today, which, fortunately, did not come within the scope of my science, sang as freshly as if it had been the first morning of creation.
     - Henry David Thoreau

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
     - Henry Van Dyke

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
     - Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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