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.

The more bombers the less room for doves of peace.     

Nikita Khrushchev

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

Great ideas come into the world as gently as doves.     

Albert Camus

As the hawk is wont to pursue the trembling doves.     


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.     


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

The smallest worm will turn being trodden on, and doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.     

William Shakespeare

No doves come from ravens’ eggs.     

Mark Oxbrow

Seagulls were the souls of dead soldiers. Owls were the souls of women. Doves were the recently departed souls of unmarried girls.     

Ruta Sepetys

It is not in the entrails of doves that the fall of empires can be read, but in the breeding of secrets and the multiplication of lies.     

Rod Duncan

Don't kill doves in the garden. You kill one and the others won't come.     

Malala Yousafzai