quote by William Blake

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.

— William Blake

Most Powerful Peacocks quotations

It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances, it dances.

It sports a mosaic of passions like a peacock’s tail, It soars to the sky with delight, it quests, Oh wildly, it dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances.

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless;

peacocks and lilies, for instance.

Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales.

Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you.

I do not believe that any peacock envies another peacock his tail, because every peacock is persuaded that his own tail is the finest in the world. The consequence of this is that peacocks are peaceable birds.

Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.

A peacock that rests on his feathers is just another turkey.

You're different. And I'm different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know.

Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously.

Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.

People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.

The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.

Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes--and calls it his pride.

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.

Peacocks have the bright feathers. Fish have the long tails. Women have the mall.

If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest;

but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.

And that's how the Peacock saved the Chameleon

Turkeys are peacocks that have really let themselves go.

To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find the way Until the peacock led him in.

Men's clothes are becoming kind of mod.

They're becoming more colorful and more flamboyant, and the male peacock is beginning to show his true plumage.

Here is a kitchen improvement, in return for Peacock.

For roasting or basting a chicken, render down your fat or butter with cider: about a third cider. Let it come together slowly, till the smell of cider and the smell of fat are as one. This will enliven even a frozen chicken.

Peacock bass like to hide at ambush points, away from the strong canal currents.

If you fish early and know those peacock hangouts, you will have little or no trouble catching peacocks on lures and live bait.

At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.

Ruin, weariness, death, perpetually death, stand grimly to confront the other presence of Elizabethan drama which is life: life compact of frigates, fir trees and ivory, of dolphins and the juice of July flowers, of the milk of unicorns and panthers’ breath, of ropes of pearl, brains of peacocks and Cretan wine.

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.

British men are peacocks. You see a lot more style on the streets here than you see anywhere else, on every level.

I can live without it all -- love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.

I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.

The Italians have voices like peacocks - German gives me a cold in the head - and Russian is nothing but sneezing

Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck't.

The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery;

and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo, the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas.

The sun fades like the spreading Of a peacock's tail, as though twilight Might be read as a warning to those desperate For easy solutions.

But why wasn't I born, alas, in an age of Adjectives;

why can one no longer write of silver-shedding Tears and moon-tailed Peacocks, of eloquent Death, of the Negro and star-enameled Night?

There are eight different breeds of peacock. I have them all.

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