Butterflies Quotes

We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.

This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.

In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.

Know thyself! A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.

We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.