65 Dove Quotes On Success In Life

These dove quotes will inspire you. Dove, any of numerous pigeons especially or a person who advocates peaceful or conciliatory policies, especially in foreign affairs.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging dove quotes, dove sayings, and dove proverbs.

Best Dove Quotes

  1. “Love is the dove of peace, the spirit of brotherhood, it is tenderness and compassion, forgiveness and tolerance.” ~ Wilferd Peterson
  2. “Great ideas come into the world as gently as doves.” ~ Albert Camus
  3. “When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.” ~ Mary Baker Eddy
  4. “I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.” ~ Pablo Neruda

  5. “A song fluttered down in the form of a dove,
    And it bore me a message, the one word-Love!” ~ Paul Laurence Dunbar
  6. “We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. “The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.” ~ James Montgomery
  8. “Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love.” ~ Leonard Cohen

  9. “The fountain of love is the rose and the lily, the sun and the dove.” ~ Heinrich Heine
  10. “I like doves. They look so beautiful, like a woman. For me they represent peace and love and purity. And sometimes they’re seen as the messengers of God, so they’re important to me because I’m a Christian.” ~ John Woo , Dove quotes about peace
  11. “Listen, sweet Dove, unto my song, And spread thy golden wings in me; Hatching my tender heart so long, Till it get wing, and flie away with Thee.” ~ George Herbert
  12. “To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.” ~ Robert Duvall

  13. “After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove’s gentle wing.” ~ Erin Hunter
  14. “Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it; not hard enough and it flies away.” ~ Tommy Lasorda
  15. “For Nature is love, and finds haunts for true love, Where nothing can hear or intrude; It hides from the eagle and joins with the dove, In beautiful green solitude.” ~ John Clare
  16. “Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” ~ Tamora Pierce

  17. “And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And glittering eyes that showed their right To general Nature’s deep delight.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  18. “Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, the gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others in a man. I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished, by millions of solitary individuals whose and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history.” ~ Albert Camus
  19. “But remember when I moved in you
    And the holy dove was moving too
    And every breath we drew was Hallelujah.” ~ Leonard Cohen
  20. “The more bombers the less room for doves of peace.” ~ Nikita Khrushchev

  21. “Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease and herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” ~ Mourning Dove
  22. “Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas. – Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.” ~ Juvenal
  23. “As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves.” ~ Ovid
  24. “And oft I heard the tender dove In firry woodlands making moan.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  25. “I had a dove and the sweet dove died; And I have thought it died of grieving: O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied, With a silken thread of my own hands’ weaving.” ~ John Keats
  26. “Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love” ~ Leonard Cohen
  27. “Yesterday’s gone on down the river and you can’t get it back.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  28. “My good health is due to a soup made of white doves. It is simply wonderful as a tonic.” ~ Chiang Kai-shek

  29. “When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are past –
    For years fleet away with the wings of the dove –
    The dearest remembrance will still be the last,
    Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love.” ~ Lord Byron
  30. “Dark the Night, with breath all flowers,
    And tender broken voice that fills
    With ravishment the listening hours,–
    Whisperings, wooings,
    Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings
    In low-toned rhythm that love’s aching stills!
    Dark the night
    Yet is she bright,
    For in her dark she brings the mystic star,
    Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love,
    From some unknown afar.” ~ George Eliot
  31. “Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro’ the clouds he drives the trembling doves.” ~ Alexander Pope
  32. “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.” ~ William Shakespeare

  33. “Our cat is kind dove shellfish, and thinks the world is hers, She finds a comfy spot and then we pet turtle sheep purrs.” ~ Brian P. Cleary
  34. “I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight.” ~ Steven Tyler
  35. “See how that pair of billing doves With open murmurs own their loves And, heedless of censorious eyes, Pursue their unpolluted joys: No fears of future want molest The downy quiet of their nest.” ~ Mary Wortley Montagu
  36. “No doves come from ravens’ eggs” ~ Hannah Kent

  37. “Cupid and my Campaspe play’d
    At cards for kisses – Cupid paid:
    He stakes his quiver, bow, and arrows,
    His mother’s doves, and team of sparrows;
    Loses them too; then down he throws
    The coral of his lips, the rose
    Growing one’s cheek (but none knows how);
    With these, the crystal of his brow,
    And then the dimple of his chin:
    All these did my Campaspe win.
    At last he set her both his eyes –
    She won, and Cupid blind did rise.
    O Love! has she done this for thee?
    What shall, alas! become of me?” ~ John Lyly
  38. “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  39. “But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the balance between hawks and doves, and have been in a position to determine who forms a coalition and who runs the country.” ~ Amos Oz
  40. “I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it.” ~ Tommy Lee

  41. “Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  42. “Sharp and mild, dull and keen, well known and strange, dirty and clean, where both the fool and wise are seen: All this am I, have ever been, – in me dove, snake and swine convene!” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  43. “The dove act? I’m still working on it. I don’t think it’s perfect yet. I got my first pair of doves when I was 14 years old. That was the beginning of the formation of that act. So it’s been 24 years now that I’ve been working on it.” ~ Lance Burton
  44. “In between that time, I’ve done book narrating, you know, books on tape for Dove Audio.” ~ Juice Newton

  45. “As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The relics of mankind, secure at rest, Oped every window to receive the guest, And the fair bearer of the message bless’d.” ~ John Dryden
  46. “In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish’d dove;
    In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  47. “When a man is made up wholly of the dove, without the least grain of the serpent in his composition, he becomes ridiculous in many circumstances of life, and very often discredits his best actions.” ~ Joseph Addison
  48. “Time, as he passes us, has a dove’s wing,

    Unsoil’d, and swift, and of a silken sound.” ~ William Cowper

  49. “A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke don’t want one bad enough. –Augustus “Gus” McCrae” ~ Larry McMurtry
  50. “Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove, brood o’er our nature’s night; on our disordered spirits move, and let there now be light.” ~ Charles Wesley
  51. “Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten golden notes, And all in tune What a liquid ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens while she gloats On the moon!” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  52. “In the animal world no creature born to be a dove turns into a scavenger. This happens only among men.” ~ Victor Hugo

  53. “People want you to be happy. Don’t keep serving them your pain! If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.” ~ Rumi
  54. “Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  55. “”Love” is so short of perfect rhymes that convention allows half-rhymes like “move”. The alternative is a plague of doves, or a kind of poem in which the poet addresses his adored both as “love” and as “guv” – a perfectly decent solution once, but only once, in a while.” ~ James Fenton
  56. “It’s the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go.” ~ Jean Genet

  57. “There has fallen a splendid tear
    From the passion-flower at the gate.
    She is coming, my dove, my dear;
    She is coming, my life, my fate;
    The red rose cries, “She is near, she is near;”
    And the white rose weeps, “She is late;”
    The larkspur listens, “I hear; I hear;”
    And the lily whispers, “I wait.”” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  58. “As St. Paul points out, Christ never meant that we were to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary, He told us to be not only “as harmless as doves,” but also “as wise as serpents.” He wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  59. “How can you just leave me standing? Alone in a world that’s so cold? (So cold) Maybe I’m just too demanding, Maybe I’m just like my father too bold.Maybe you’re just like my mother She’s never satisfied (She’s never satisfied) Why do we scream at each other? This is what it sounds like when doves cry.” ~ Prince
  60. “Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.” ~ Horace

  61. “What can the dove of Jesus give
    You now but wisdom, exile? Stand and live,
    The dove has brought an olive branch to eat.” ~ Robert Lowell
  62. “The dove descending breaks the air With flame of incandescent terror Of which the tongues declare The one discharge from sin and error. The only hope, or else despair Lies in the choice of pyre or pyre- To be redeemed from fire by fire. Who then devised the torment? Love. Love is the unfamiliar Name Behind the hands that wove The intolerable shirt of flame Which human power cannot remove. We only live, only suspire Consumed by either fire or fire.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  63. “It takes more than one dove to make peace in the Middle East.” ~ Madeleine Albright

  64. “There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness… The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.” ~ Andrew Jackson
  65. “The Hawk and the Dove is a wonderful idea for a book, wonderfully carried out. Nicholas Thompson has used illuminating new material to present each of his protagonists in a convincing, respectful, but unsparing way. Even more valuable, he has used the interactions and tensions between Paul Nitze and George Kennan to bring much of American 20th-century foreign policy to life, with human richness ever-present but with the big issues clear in all their complexity.” ~ James Fallows

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