Eagle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old eagle quotes, eagle sayings, and eagle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The chief is the chief. He is the eagle who flies high and cannot be touched by the spit of the toad.     

Mobutu Sese Seko

Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd, to wing the dart, Which rank corruption destines for their heart!     

Thomas Moore

A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.     

Ta' Shunke Witko

In an eagle there is all the wisdom of the world.     

Lame Deer

When you soar like an eagle, you attract the hunters.     

Milton S. Gould

The eagle may soar; beavers build dams.     

Bill Vaughan

You can't soar like an eagle and crap like a canary.     

Ed Sabol

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!     

Joyce Meyer

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle's and soar above.     

Anonymous

Why fly like a hen when you can soar like an eagle?     

Pio of Pietrelcina

Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.     

Ken Blanchard

Eagles: When they walk, they stumble. They are not what one would call graceful. They were not designed to walk. They fly. And when they fly, oh, how they fly, so free, so graceful. They see from the sky what we never see.     

Anonymous

The eagle has no liberty; he only has loneliness.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A friend is like an eagle; you don't find them flying in flocks.     

Anonymous

Don't be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God's altitude for your life.     

Myles Munroe

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.     

William Henry Hudson

The eagle never lost so much time, as when he submitted to learn of the crow.     

William Blake

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.     

E. F. Schumacher

A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.     

Crazy Horse

But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, leaving no track behind.     

William Shakespeare

Eagle rises to the top of the precipice with its wings; man, to the top of the honour, with his morals!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

An eagle uses the negative energy of a storm to fly even higher.     

Eric Thomas

Our power of perseverance is as that of an eagle. We soar above our challengers.     

Ellen J. Barrier

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.     

Helen Keller

As an eagle, weary after soaring in the sky, folds its wings and flies down to rest in its nest, so does the shining Self enter the state of dreamless sleep, where one is freed from all desires.     

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

The eagle does not escape the storm. The eagle simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It spreads its mighty wings and rises on the winds that bring the storm.     

Jack White

You are not called to be a canary in a cage. You are called to be an eagle, and to fly sun to sun, over continents.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.     

John Webster

The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby.     

William Shakespeare

If you want to soar like an eagle in life, you can't be flocking with the turkeys.     

Warren Buffett

The eagle, he was lord above.     

William Wordsworth

Like eager Romans e’er all Rites were past, / Did let too soon the sacred Eagle fly.     

John Dryden

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.     

Neil Armstrong

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies / When a new planet swims into his ken; / Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes / He stared at the Pacific—and all his men / Looked at each other with a wild surmise— / Silent, upon a peak in Darien.     

John Keats

Up and down the City Road, / In and out the Eagle, / That’s the way the money goes — / Pop goes the weasel!      

W. R. Mandale

An eagle will not catch flies.     

Italian Proverb

Cows and sheep live together, but eagles fly alone.     

German Proverb

Eagles do not beget doves.     

Roman Proverb

Eagles don't catch flies.     

German Proverb

Eagles fly alone.     

English Proverb

No need to teach an eagle to fly.     

Greek Proverb

The eagle does not war against frogs.     

Italian Proverb

The eagle flies in the sky, but nests on the ground.     

Albanian Proverb

The eagle in the sky does not know that those on the ground are looking at him.     

Yoruban Proverbs

The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.     

Greek Proverb

Great minds are like eagles, and build their nest in some lofty solitude.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.      

Bible (Proverbs 30:18-19)

They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.     

Bible (2 Samuel 1:23)

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? / She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. / From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. / Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.     

Bible (Job 39:27-30)

Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.     

Bible (Matthew 24:28)

The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.     

Aesop

The world is grown so bad / That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.     

William Shakespeare

The eagle suffers little birds to sing, / And is not careful what they mean thereby.     

William Shakespeare

If you have writ your annals true, 'tis there. / That, like an eagle in a dovecote, I / Flutter'd your Volscians in Corioli: / Alone I did it.     

William Shakespeare

By all the eagle in thee, all the dove.     

Richard Crashaw

I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as ehe representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character . . . like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy.     

Benjamin Franklin

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit? / Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? / Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod? / Or Love in a golden bowl?     

William Blake

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; / He watches from his mountain walls, / And like a thunderbolt he falls.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

An old man's eagle mind.     

William Butler Yeats

Sleep softly . . . eagle forgotten . . . under the stone.     

Vachel Lindsay

We gotta be free — / The eagle and me.     

Edgar Y. Harburg

Screaming the night away / With his great wing feathers / Swooping the darkness up; / I hear the Eagle bird / Pulling the blanket back / Off from the eastern sky.     

Iroquois Invitation Song

A cloud-encircled meteor of the air, / A hooded eagle among blinking owls.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is difficult to soar like an eagle when you are surrounded by turkeys.     

Helen Osborne

Life consists in molting our illusions. We form creeds today only to throw them away tomorrow. The eagle molts a feather because he is growing a better one.     

Elbert Hubbard

I've always thought that the American eagle needed a left wing and a right wing. The right wing would see to it that economic interests had their legitimate concerns addressed. The left wing would see to it that ordinary people were included in the bargain. Both would keep the great bird on course, but with two right wings or two left wings, it's no longer an eagle and it's going to crash.     

BILL MOYERS

Eagles may soar high, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.     

John Benfield

The Eagle, the scavenger bird, bird of prey — the proper symbol of royalty & nobility.     

Mark Twain

A bird in the soup is better than an eagle's nest in the desert.     

Chinese Proverb

As a nation we may take pride in the fact that we are soft-hearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed. We must always be wary of those who with sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal preach the 'ism' of appeasement. We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We were free as the winds, and like the eagle, heard no man's commands.     

Chief Red Cloud

An Eagle, King of Birds, sailing on His wings aloft over a Farmer’s yard, saw a Cat there basking in the Sun, mistook it for a Rabbit, stooped, seized it, and carried it up into the Air, intending to prey on it. The Cat turning, set her Claws into the Eagle’s Breast; who, finding his Mistake, opened his Talons, and would have let her drop; but Puss, unwilling to fall so far, held faster; and the Eagle, to get rid of the Inconvenience, found it necessary to set her down where he took her up.     

Benjamin Franklin

On eagle’s wings immortal scandals fly, / While virtuous actions are but born and die.     

John Dryden

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; / They shall mount up with wings like eagles, / They shall run and not be weary / They shall walk and not faint.     

Bible (Isaiah 40:31)

The sovereignty of Greece and Rome is not yet passed away, though the gods of one be dead and the eagles of the other tired.     

Oscar Wilde

Avoid the reeking herd, / Shun the polluted flock, / Live like that stoic bird / The eagle of the rock.     

Elinor Wylie

May you have the strength of eagle’s wings, and the faith and courage to fly to new heights, and the wisdom of the universe to carry you there.     

Native American blessing

But in this world there is no barrier / That could curtail the eagles' flight. / They stop for naught: not waters, forests, / Hills, torrents or the wildest steppes. / The eagle legions can attain / Heights that are scaled by wind alone.     

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov

O from his masterful sweep, the warning cry of the eagle!     

Walt Whitman

On dreary Arvon's shore they lie, / Smear'd with gore, and ghastly pale: / Far, far aloof th' affrighted ravens sail; / The famish'd Eagle screams, and passes by.     

Thomas Gray

The day is done, and the darkness / Falls from the wings of Night, / As a feather is wafted downward / From an eagle in his flight.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The ocean-eagle soared / From his nest by the white wave's foam, / And the rocking pines of the forest roared — / This was their welcome home!     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

As an eagle whose plumes to the sun are unfurled, / Swept his hope round the heaven on its limitless wings.     

Friedrich Schiller

The eagle am I, with my fame in the world, / The wren is he, with his maiden face. / — You look away and your lip is curled? / Patience, a moment's space!     

Robert Browning

See in the storm’s front, sailing dark and dread, / A wide-winged eagle like a black flag spread! / The clouds aloft flash doom! Short stops his flight! / He seems to shrivel in the blasting light!     

Charles Harpur

My friends,' said the Owl, with a look most wise, / 'The Eagle is soaring too near the skies, / In a way that is quite improper; / Yet the world is praising her, so I'm told, / And I think her actions have grown so bold / That some of us ought to stop her.'     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I am quite convinced,' said Crow, with a caw, / 'That the Eagle minds no moral law, / She's a most unruly creature.' / 'She's an ugly thing,' piped Canary Bird; / 'Some call her handsome — it's so absurd — / She hasn't a decent feature.'     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

But, lo! from a peak on the mountain grand / That looks out over the smiling land / And over the mighty ocean, / The Eagle is spreading her splendid wings — / She rises, rises, and upward swings, / With a slow, majestic motion.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea / Fly like an eagle / Let my spirit carry me     

Steven Haworth Miller

Lord knows I am peaceful when I'm left alone / I've always been an Eagle, been awhile since I have flown / My claws are sharp as ever, so's my Eagle eye / Something's gonna go tonight, when the Eagle flies     

Hank Cochran; Mack Vickery; Red Lane

Lately I've heard rumors that the Eagle may be lame / Just because I've been idle, don't mean that I'm tame / You've jeopardized my freedom, my natural place to roost / I can fly when I have to, if they turn the Eagle loose     

Hank Cochran; Mack Vickery; Red Lane

So lay all your doubts aside when you go to bed tonight / My feathers are all ruffled now, I'm ready for a fight / Just because I took awhile to fly that don't mean I don't care / When you feel the shadow crossing, the Eagle's in the air     

Hank Cochran; Mack Vickery; Red Lane

And I dream I'm an eagle / And I dream I can spread my wings / Flying high, high, I'm a bird in the sky / I'm an eagle that rides on the breeze     

Benny Andersson; Bjoern K Ulvaeus; Bjorn Ulvaeus

Eagle wants to fly again / Though she's been shot down / You can see her tryin' / Though her wings still touch the ground / Soon she's gonna rise up / With a pure and joyful sound / Fly, Eagle     

Carole King

But Eagle has the courage / You can tell that she's been felled before / She was born to soar / And she's gonna soar again     

Carole King

And take a last flying look at the last lonely eagle / He's soaring the length of the land / Shed a tear for the fate of the last lonely eagle / For you know that he never will land     

John C. Dawson

Wings are spread he's built for flight / He soars down out of the sky / With blinding speed and endless flight / You won't escape the eagle's eye     

Mark Kevin Wilson

And she's a sparrow when she's broken / But she's an eagle when she flies      

Dolly Parton

In the sky a mighty eagle / Doesn't care 'bout what's illegal / On its wings the rainbow's light / It's flying to eternity     

Michael Weikath

I watch for the love / Livin' in the day of the eagle / Eagle, not the dove     

Robin Trower

Oh, I've been like a captured eagle, you know an eagle's born to fly / Now that I have won my freedom, like an eagle I am eager for the sky     

Dolly Parton

River it like to flow / Eagle it like to fly / Eagle it like to feel / Its wings against the sky     

E. Y. Harburg; Harold Arlen

Even an eagle has to fall sometimes / Climbing against the wind / Even a strong heart has to break / And learn to love and heal again     

Joni Mitchell

Fly, Eagle, fly / Hold your head high / Soar upon the spirit wind     

Mark Stephen Gersmehl; Gordon Scott Kennedy; Billy Smiley

I don't want an eagle, Mr. Pace. They can soar too high. Be a pigeon, and shit on everything.     

Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

It's hard to soar with the eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys.     

Longfellow Deeds

The eagle once ruled our skies. And then, one day, he was struck down by the arrow. As he lay dying, the eagle could not understand why. The shaft of the arrow had been feathered by one of his own plumes. We often give our enemies the means to our own defeat. Look inside. Ask your heart. The truth may sleep, but it never dies.      

Crooked Arrow

A jackdaw sees an eagle swoop down on a spring lamb, carrying it away to eat and the jackdaw believes himself to be as powerful. So, he flies over and lands on the back of another lamb, grips it with his claws and flaps away with all his might. But he can't lift the lamb, and the shepherd sees him, catches him, clips his wings and gives him to his children as a pet in a cage. Vanity is very dangerous.      

Father Brown

Not leap. Soar, like an eagle.      

Eugene

Even a hawk is an eagle among crows.      

Santos

Ask not the sparrow how the eagle soars.      

Satsuki Kiryuin

Because I'd rather have an injured eagle, than a healthy pigeon.      

Larry

Any man can fly if he rides on the back of an eagle.      

Professor Larry

But remember, don't ever forget: The canary sings, but the eagle flies.      

Billy "Catch" Pooler

All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!!!     

Abdul Kalam

Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover.     

Napoleon Hill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.     

Winston Churchill

God created us with an overwhelming desire to soar. Our desire to develop and use every ounce of potential He's placed in us is not egotistical. He designed us to be tremendously productive and "to mount up with wings like eagles," realistically dreaming of what He can do with our potential.     

Carol Kent

If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks!     

T. Harv Eker

Leaders are like eagles... they don't flock. You'll find them one at a time.     

Knute Rockne

Eagles fly where lesser birds cannot fly, so eagles can do what lesser birds cannot do.     

T. D. Jakes

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.     

Carl Sandburg

The eagle that soars in the upper air does not worry itself how it is to cross rivers.     

Gladys Aylward

And alone and without his nest shall the Eagle fly across the sun.     

Khalil Gibran

Even if death were to fall upon you today like lightning, you must be ready to die without sadness and regret, without any residue of clinging for what is left behind. Remaining in the recognition of the absolute view, you should leave this life like an eagle soaring up into the blue sky.     

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Baby eagles can never soar under their family's wing.     

Liu Yang

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.     

Steven Wright

Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.     

Elizabeth Bowen

The most amazing lesson in aerodynamics I ever had was the day I climbed a thermal in a glider at the same time as an eagle. I witnessed, close up, effortlessness and lightness combined with strength, precision and determination.     

Norman Foster

The whole wide ether is the eagle’s way: The whole earth is a brave man’s fatherland.     

Euripedes

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor’s shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.     

William Harvey

We are eagles of one nest…the nest is in our soul.     

Led Zeppelin

Eagles don't flock, you have to find them one at a time.     

H. Ross Perot

Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky.     

Ronald McNair

Fierce eagles do not produce timorous doves.     

Horace

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.     

Charles Prestwich Scott

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

We take eagles and teach them to fly in formation.     

Wayne Calloway