Peacock Quotes

Here is a list of quotes about peacocks I have found on the web. I have no idea what purpose they mights serve, but here they are.

News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day.
-Gene Fowler

If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.
-Van Wyck Brooks

At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing."
-Baltasar Gracian

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.
-John Ruskin

Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck't.
-George Washington

Vain as a peacock.
-Common proverb, author unknown

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