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Butterfly Quotes | Quotes About Butterfly

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Quote Left We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Quote Right
by Muhammad Ali | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Quote Right
by Rabindranath Tagore | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee Quote Right
by Muhammad Ali | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign. Quote Right
by Primo Levi | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For example, there is a species of butterfly, a night-moth, in which the females are much less common than the males. The moths breed exactly like all animals, the male fertilizes the female and the female lays the eggs. Now, if you take a female night moth----many naturalists have tried this experiment---the male moths will visit this female at night and they will come from hours away. From hours away! Just think! From a distance of several miles all these males sense the only female in the region. One looks for an explanation for this phenomenon but it is not easy. You must assume that they have a sense of smell of some sort like a hunting dog that can pick up and follow a semmingly imperceptible scent. Do you see? Nature abounds with such inexplicable things. But my argument is: if the female moths were as abundant as the males, the latter would not have such a highly developed sense of smell. They've acquired it only because they had to train themseleves to to have it. If a person were to concentrate all his will power on a certain end, then he would achieve it. That's all. And that also answers your question. Examine a person closely enough and you know more about him than he does himself. Quote Right
by Hermann Hesse | ...go to quote |
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