„The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.“

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Thomas Fuller (writer) photo

„5118. 'Tis the early Bird, that catches the Worm.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt photo

„I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1910s, Roosevelt to Henry M. Heymann (2 December 1919), as quoted in Roosevelt and Howe (1962), by Alfred B. Rollins, Jr., p. 153

John Webster photo

„T is just like a summer bird-cage in a garden,—the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.“

—  John Webster, The White Devil
The White Devil (1612), Act I, scene ii. Compare: "To public feasts, where meet a public rout,— Where they that are without would fain go in, And they that are within would fain go out", John Davies, Contention betwixt a Wife, etc.

John L. Lewis photo

„Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog?“

—  John L. Lewis American labor leader 1880 - 1969
When asked about the presence of communists and other radicals working as organizers for the Steel Workers Organizing Committee; quoted in Life magazine, October 25, 1954

Michel De Montaigne photo
Jim Henson photo
Carl Linnaeus photo

„Snail, snail, glister me forward,
Bird, soft-sigh me home,
Worm, be with me.
This is my hard time.“

—  Theodore Roethke American poet 1908 - 1963
The Lost Son and Other Poems (1948), Context: I shook the softening chalk of my bones, Saying, Snail, snail, glister me forward, Bird, soft-sigh me home, Worm, be with me. This is my hard time. "The Lost Son," ll. 8-11

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Henry Ward Beecher photo

„Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is last year's nest from which the bird has flown.“

—  Henry Ward Beecher American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 567

Daniel Handler photo

„It is not the diamonds or the birds, the people or the potatoes; it is not any of the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. It is the way love gets done despite every catastrophe.“

—  Daniel Handler, livro Adverbs
Adverbs (2006), Truly, Context: If you follow the diamond in my mother's ring from Africa to Germany to California to Arizona to Wisconsin, in the heel of a grandmother, in the beak of a magpie, in the gravel of the path, in someone else's novel, in the center of the earth where the volcanoes are from, you would forget the miracle, the reason diamonds end up in people's fingers in the first place. it is not the diamonds or the birds, the people or the potatoes, it is not any of the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. It is the way love gets done despite every catastrophe.

Jan Mankes photo

„Yet I would like to get acquainted with Japanese drawings or paintings.. ..especially as they appreciate birds so strongly and therefore already they are my friends.“

—  Jan Mankes Dutch painter 1889 - 1920
1909 - 1914, translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek (original Dutch: citaat van Jan Mankes, in het Nederlands:) Toch zou ik wel eens graag kennis maken met Japansche teekeningen of schilderijen.. ..vooral daar ze vogels zo hoog stellen en daardoor dus al mijn vrinden zijn. In a letter of Jan Mankes to A.A.M. Pauwels, 2 Feb. 1911 – RKD in The Hague: Archive: Pauwels

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