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.     


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