Eagle Quotes, Sayings

These inspirational eagle quotes can encourage you to be strong in the face of adversity, to lead with competence, and to soar.

Inspirational eagle quotes

Eagles are known for known for their aerial ability, powerful talons, and amazing eyesight. And many cultures honor and revere eagles as symbols of leadership, bravery, and strength.

Let’s begin with quotes that describe the unique characteristics of the majestic eagle: it’s power, vision, strength, and spirit.

Power and strength

1.) Be innocent like a dove, strong like an ostrich, fierce like a hawk, wise like an owl, and swift like an eagle.
Matshona Dhliwayo

2.) You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
William Henry Hudson

3.) Don’t be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God’s altitude for your life.
Myles Munroe

4.) The foolish think the Eagle weak, and easy to bring to heel. The Eagle’s wings are silken, but its claws are made of steel.
Sidney Sheldon

5.) Fierce eagles do not produce timorous doves.
Horace

6.) Turbulence breaks a tree’s branches, but only tickles an eagle’s wings.
Matshona Dhliwayo

7.) 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

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Eagle eye vision

8.) 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 (Ta’ Shunke Witko)

9.) The eyesight for an eagle is what thought is to a man.
Dejan Stojanovic

10.) A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Soaring and flying high

11.) When you soar like an eagle, you attract the hunters.
Milton S. Gould

12.) The eagle may soar; beavers build dams.
Bill Vaughan

13.) A dove struggling in a storm grows stronger than an eagle soaring in sunshine.
Matshona Dhliwayo

14.) If a bird believes it is an eagle long enough, it will eventually end up soaring like one.
Matshona Dhliwayo

15.) Don’t be a parrot in life, be an eagle. A parrot talks way too much and can’t fly high but an eagle is silent and has the will power to touch the sky.
Unknown

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

17.) May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

18.) But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, Leaving no tract behind.
William Shakespeare

Eagle spirit

19.) When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
William Blake

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

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

22.) The sky’s dangers offer the eagle more opportunities than the nest’s comfort.
Matshona Dhliwayo

23.) Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
John Webster

Lame Deer eagle quote

Eagle quotes about leadership and success

1.) Leaders are like eagles… they don’t flock. You’ll find them one at a time.
Knute Rockne

2.) An eagle uses the negative energy of a storm to fly even higher.
Eric Thomas

3.) Eagle rises to the top of the precipice with its wings; man, to the top of the honour, with his morals!
Mehmet Murat ildan

4.) 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

5.) On the tree, Future, we build our nest; and in our solitude eagles shall bring us nourishment in their beaks!
Friedrich Nietzsche

6.) 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

Eagle attitude, mindset, & mentality

7.) And God says to all of us, you are no chicken; you are an eagle. Fly, eagle, fly.
Desmond Tutu

8.) Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
E. F. Schumacher

9.) Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.
Horace

10.) Great minds are like eagles, and build their nest in some lofty solitude.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

12.) 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

Famous eagle quotes

1.) The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong

2.) I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the 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

3.) America is still an eagle, and she’s ready to soar again.
Ronald Reagan

4.) I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.
Mark Twain

5.) When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Winston Churchill

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

7.) 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

8.) 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

9.) The outspread wings of the American eagle are broad enough to shelter all who are likely to come.
Frederick Douglass

From books and literature

10.) “Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!” That is the polite thing to say among eagles.
J. R. R. Tolkien

11.) 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

12.) Around, around, in ceaseless circles wheeling. With clangs of wings and scream, the Eagle sailed.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

13.) You ought not to be rude to an eagle, when you are only the size of a hobbit, and are up in hid eyrie at night!
J. R. R. Tolkien

From poetry

14.) 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

15.) 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

16.) Avoid the reeking herd,
Shun the polluted flock,
Live like that stoic bird
The eagle of the rock.
Elinor Wylie

17.) 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

18.) A cloud-encircled meteor of the air,
A hooded eagle among blinking owls.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Eric Thomas eagle saying

From the Bible

19.) Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength.⁣ They will soar high on wings like eagles.
Isaiah 40:31⁣⁣

20.) 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.
Isaiah 40:31

21.) They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
2 Samuel 1:23

22.) Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Matthew 24:28

From Native American wisdom

23.) We were free as the winds, and like the eagle, heard no man’s commands.
Chief Red Cloud

24.) Like two eagles soar as one upon the river of the wind with the promise of forever, we will take the past and learn how to begin.
Pocahontas

25.) Each man is good in His sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.
Sitting Bull

26.) 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

27.) In an eagle, there is all the wisdom of the world.
Lame Deer

28.) 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

From song lyrics

29.) I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me.
Steve Miller

30.) I know he’d be a poorer man
if he never saw an eagle fly.
John Denver

31.) 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

32.) You need eagles wings
to get over things
that make no sense in this world.
Tom Petty

33.) 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.
Judy Collins

34.) And she’s a sparrow when she’s broken
But she’s an eagle when she flies.
Dolly Parton

35.) Don’t look down,
it’s an impossible view;
Fly like an eagle
whatever you do.
Mos Def

36.) I watch for the love
Livin’ in the day of the eagle
Eagle, not the dove
Robin Trower

37.) 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

38.) We are eagles of one nest…
the nest is in our soul.
Led Zeppelin

Eagle proverbs

1.) Eagles do not beget doves.
Roman proverb

2.) An eagle will not catch flies.
Italian proverb

3.) No need to teach an eagle to fly.
Greek proverb

4.) Cows and sheep live together, but eagles fly alone.
German proverb

5.) Eagles fly alone.
English proverb

6.) The eagle flies in the sky, but nests on the ground.
Albanian proverb

7.) The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.
Greek proverb

8.) A bird in the soup is better than an eagle’s nest in the desert.
Chinese proverb

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Short eagle quotes

1.) An old man’s eagle mind.
William Butler Yeats

2.) O from his masterful sweep, the warning cry of the eagle!
Walt Whitman

3.) We gotta be free —
The eagle and me.
Edgar Y. Harburg

4.) The eagle has no liberty; he only has loneliness.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

5.) By all the eagle in thee, all the dove.
Richard Crashaw

6.) The eagle, he was lord above.
William Wordsworth

7.) Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Elizabeth Bowen

Funny eagle quotes

8.) Eagles are seagulls with a good hairdo.
Douglas Coupland

9.) You can’t soar like an eagle and crap like a canary.
Ed Sabol

10.) 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

11.) The Eagle, the scavenger bird, bird of prey — the proper symbol of royalty & nobility.
Mark Twain

12.) If you want to soar like an eagle in life, you can’t be flocking with the turkeys.
Warren Buffett

13.) Why fly like a hen when you can soar like an eagle?
Pio of Pietrelcina

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

15.) Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
Ken Blanchard

Eagle quotes about life

16.) The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.
Maya Angelou

17.) Our power of perseverance is as that of an eagle. We soar above our challengers.
Ellen J. Barrier

18.) The world is grown so bad
That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
William Shakespeare

19.) A strong woman is like an eagle, against the strong winds she soars.
Gift Gugu Mona

20.) I dream of eagles and bring forth sparrows.
Truman Capote

21.) The blue sky is the limit — build your own house. The Eagle, not the oyster, is the emblem of America.
Unknown

22.) How foolish are you to offer a ladder to an eagle that has the ability to fly over the clouds.
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

23.) 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

About love

24.) A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind.
William Shakespeare


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