Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather.
— Japanese Proverbs

Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer.
Katharine Hepburn feather quote

Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
— Maya Angelou

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.
— Emily Dickinson

You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
— Samuel Rutherford