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17 Eagles Quotes

Bird of the broad and sweeping wing, Thy home is high in heaven, Where wide the storms their banners fling, And the tempest clouds are driven.

James Gates Percival Quotes , Source: To the Eagle

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Shall eagles not be eagles? wrens be wrens? If all the world were falcons, what of that? The wonder of the eagle were the less, But he not less the eagle.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Golden Year (l. 37)

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So, in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft, "With our own feathers, not by others' hand Are we now smitten."

Aeschylus Quotes , Source: Fragment, (Plumptre's translation), 123

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For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. XXIV, v. 28)

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The bird of Jove, stoop'd from his aery tour, Two birds of gayest plume before him drove.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Paradise Lost (bk. XI, l. 184)

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

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

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He clasps the crag with hooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls: He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: The Eagle

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So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quivered in his heart.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 826)

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Tho' he inherit Not the pride, nor ample pinion, That the Theban eagle bear, Sailing with supreme dominion Thro' the azure deep of air.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Progress of Poesy

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The eagle suffers little birds to sing, And is not careful what they mean thereby, Knowing that with the shadow of his wings He can at pleasure stint their melody: Even so mayest thou the giddy men of Rome.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Titus Andronicus (Tamora at IV, iv)

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That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.

Edmund Waller Quotes , Source: To a Lady Singing a Song of his Composing (ep. XIV)

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King of the peak and glacier, King of the cold, white scalps, He lifts his head at that close tread, The eagle of the Alps.

Victor Hugo Quotes , Source: Swiss Mercenaries

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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 Quotes , Source: Corruption

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And little eagles wave their wings in gold.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays--Epistle to Addison (l. 30)

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Last night the very gods showed me a vision-- I fast and prayed for their intelligence--thus: I saw Jove's bird, the Roman eagle, winged From the spongy south to this part of the west, There vanished in the sunbeams; which portends, Unless my sins abuse my divination, Success to th' Roman host.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Soothsayer at IV, ii)

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My free drift Halts not particularly, but moves itself In a wide sea of wax; no levelled malice Infects one comma in the course I hold, But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on, Leaving no tract behind.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (Poet at I, i)

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Around, around in ceaseless circles wheeling With clangs of wings and scream, the Eagle sailed Incessantly.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: Revolt of Islam (canto I, st. 10)

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