An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag.
— Proverbs

'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!
Ezra Pound stag quote

Though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare, or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know.
— Anna Sewell

I've got a stag weekend coming up and I've said I'm not doing anything more than a few drinks. I won't have it. I'll go home and watch Antiques Roadshow.
— Martin Freeman

The stag tells him that he is the eldest of the sons - the father's favorite - and he warns the father that if he tries to shoot any of the stags, their antlers will tear him to pieces.
— stag quotation by Georg Solti