Hawk Quotes

“It’s our own story exactly! He bold as a hawk, she soft as the dawn.” – 1939 Cartoon caption, in the New Yorker, 28 Feb.
“I’d sooner, except the penalties, kill a man than a hawk.” – (John) Robinson Jeffers
“To the mouse, snow means freedom from want and fear. … To a rough-legged hawk, a thaw means freedom from want and fear.” – Aldo Leopold
“I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.” – William Shakespeare
“The wild hawk stood with the down on his beak And stared with his foot on the prey.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
“The Hawk unto the open sky/The red deer to the wold/The Romany lass for the Romany lad/As in the days of old. – Unknown

Hawk Proverbs

“A hawk kills because it is his nature; a man because it is his pleasure.” – Darkovan
“We will fly that hawk when his pinions are grown.” – Darkovan
“You cannot take hawks without climbing some cliffs.” – Darkovan
“A hawk’s marriage: the hen is the better bird.” – French
“In hawks, hounds, arms, and love, for one leasure a thousand pains.” – French
“The gentle hawk mans herself.” – French
“You cannot make a hawk of a buzzard.” – French
“He who makes himself a dove is eaten by the hawk.” – Italian
“The bird hunting a locust is unaware of the hawk hunting him.” – Portugese
“Laws, like the spider’s webs, catch the flies and the the hawk go frees.” – Spanish
“It is hard to lure hawks with empty hands.” – Danish
“Pheasants are fools if they invite the hawk to dinner.” – Danish
“It’s hard to catch hawks with empty hands.” – Dutch
“When the cock is drunk, he forgets about the hawk.” – Ghanaian
“Hawks will not pick out hawk’s eyes.” – Unknown
“Every bird has a hawk about it.” – Croatian
“The sparrow flying behind the hawk thinks the hawk is fleeing.” – Japanese
“Laws, like the spider’s web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free.” – Spanish
“A good surgeon must have a hawk’s eye, a lion’s heart and a woman’s hand.” – Dominican Republic
“Even a superb hawk will not catch game unless it is loosed.” – Japanese
“Let the kite hawk have a perch, and let the eagle also have a perch. Whichever begrudges the other the right to perch, may he break a wing.” – Igbo
“Hunting, hawking, and paramours, for one joy an hundred displeasures.” – Scots
“With empty hand, should no man hawks allure.” – Scots
“It is unwise for one to think that a hen will ever be accorded respect in the land of the hawks.” – African
“The chicken is never declared in the court of hawks.” – African
“A lonely old crow, see someone you know. Fly to your right, sure to be right. And if you are hawking, money before night.” – Gypsy
“If you see Mt. Fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant on New Yer’s Day, you will be forever blessed.” – Japanese
“The drum sounds when the hawk appears with a rabbit.” – Nigerian
“He that has a hawk has three hundred partridges.” – Bulgarian
“He’s a hawk of a right nest.” – Scots

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