Goose Sayings and Quotes

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

It’s not that geese can fly. It’s that they choose to.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.     

Charles Spurgeon

Even if your goose habitually lays golden eggs, it will still be cooked.     

Neil Gaiman

What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.     

Marcus Terentius Varro

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.     

John Ray

A fox should not be on the jury at a goose's trial.     

Thomas Fuller

If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?     

Will Rogers

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.     

Lao Tzu

There are no golden geese. There are only fat geese eating the food that could nourish more athletic opportunities for women.     

Donna Lopiano

You beat the liver out of a goose to get a pâté; you pound the muscles of a man's cardia to get a philosopher.     

Djuna Barnes

Then the geese replaced themselves with six pigs and vanished.     

Diana Wynne Jones

The goose lays the golden egg. Payrolls make consumers.     

George M. Humphrey

Don't kill the golden goose.     

Malcolm McLaren

Geese are white, crows are black. No argument will change this.     


Feather by feather the goose is plucked.     

John Ray

To want to meet an author because you like his books is as ridiculous as wanting to meet the goose because you like pate de foie gras.     

Arthur Koestler

True effectiveness is a function of two things: what is produced (the golden eggs) and the producing asset (the goose).     

Stephen R. Covey

The art of plucking the goose without making it cry out has been developed to a high state of perfection at the hands of the war makers.     

Frederic C. Howe