Dove Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dove quotes, dove sayings, and dove proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves.     

Ovid

Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

A dove will never nest in a burning tree, nor will love ever reside in unforgiving heart.     

Jason Versey

The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters.     

Augustine of Hippo

The sacred dove a quill did lend From her high-soaring wing.     

F. Nethersole

When a dove begins to associate with crows its feathers remain white but its heart grows black.     

Anonymous

Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!     

Mark Twain

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.

The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.     

James Montgomery