If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.
Surely, God could have caused birds to Fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle.Galileo Galilei
Too many tongues have gates which Fly apart Too easily, and care for many things That don’t concern them.Lines 421-423, as translated by Dorothea Wender
I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. That's what attracts us to the man who paints the flagstaff on the tall building, or to the 'human Fly' who scales the walls of the same building.harry houdini
A Fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.1754 Of Edwards's criticism of Thomas Warburton. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.1.
Autumn wind rises; white clouds Fly. Grass and trees wither; geese go south.c.127 BC 'TheAutumnWind' (translated byArthurWaley).The poem is a lament on leaving his mistress behind while he travelled on official business.
Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life; But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than Fly to others that we know not of?Act III, scene 1, line 76. ("These fardels" in folio).
He rode upon a cherub, and did Fly: yea, he did Fly upon the wings of the wind.Psalms, XVIII. 10. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Ideas are free. But while the author confines them to his study, they are like birds in a cage, which none but he can have a right to let Fly:;: for till he thinks proper to emancipate them, they are under his own dominion.Sir Joseph Yates, J., dissenting, 4 Burr. Part IV., p. 2,379; Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 17.
Secret thoughts are only half free: they Fly undisturbed in the skies of the inner freedom, but they can never leave them.Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani,2013, p. 19.
Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou Fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me Through this fair land rejoice!Richard Henry Dana, The Little Beach Bird, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 57.
I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a Fly.Marina, scene i