Saturday, April 12, 2014

Poster: A Bird's Note

This proverb makes a nice comparison between the characteristic songs of birds and the way that people's words likewise reveal their identity or character. In the digital world, of course, a man is known by both spoken and written words — not just by his talk, but by his tweets too, and so we can extend the bird metaphor into the modern age! :-)

A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
(English proverb)

The source for the proverb is English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases by William Carew Hazlitt (Google Books). The poster is made with AutoMotivator. The image shows a nightingale at Wikipedia.

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