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Quotes of the Day for 20 June 2005 – Eagles

It was on this day in 1782 that the Second Continental Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States, making the bald eagle the principal national symbol. We see eagles frequently here on Whidbey, and they are magnificent on the wing, but the decision was not unanimous.

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The quotes:

Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time.
     - Henry Ross Perot

When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
     - William Blake, 1757 - 1827

Avoid the reeking herd,
Shun the polluted flock,
Live like that stoic bird,
The eagle of the rock.
     - Elinor Wylie, 1885 - 1928

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.
     - Dr Thomas C. Lee

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
     - E. F. Schumacher, 1911 - 1977

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 sharking and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable.
     - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790

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