Nest Sayings and Quotes

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

A bird in a nest is secure, but that is not why God gave it wings.      

Matshona Dhliwayo

But they fly. It is what fledged birds must do, and she's always known that. The nest can't always be full.     

Susan Fletcher

The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.      

Arthur Schopenhauer

He who is not a bird should not build his nest over abysses.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A weaver bird's nest is an appropriate metaphor for my dreams; for both know the art of resistance.     


Deep inside her heart, I was feeling my home like a hay made nest.     

M.F. Moonzajer

When the nest becomes too small a bird is ready to spread its wings and fly.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.      

Henry Ward Beecher

The art of the bird is to conceal its nest both as to position and as to material, but now and then it is betrayed into weaving into its structure showy and bizarre bits of this or that, which give its secret away and which seem to violate all the traditions of its kind.      

John Burroughs

You'll have a lot more respect for a bird after you try making a nest.     

Cynthia Lewis

No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity.     

Edith Wharton

The owl goes not into the nest of the lark.      

Victor Hugo

By going and coming, a bird weaves its nest.      


God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.     

J. G. Holland

Well I know the secret places, And the nests in hedge and tree; At what doors are friendly faces, In what hearts are thoughts of me.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And alone and without his nest shall the Eagle fly across the sun.     

Khalil Gibran

Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds.      

Winston Churchill

That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.     

Chinese Proverb

And then; the bird of her dreams couldn't find shelter in his nest. She flew away to build her own!     

Sonali Gupta

Skies tempt them to fly. Nests have them back.     

Sonali Gupta

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.     


There are no birds in last year's nest.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.     


Fixed mindset worries in the nest and the growth mindset dances on the edge.     

Amit Ray

The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength     

Ai Weiwei