quote by Vance Havner

At the rate America is decaying morally, we shall have to change our national symbol from an eagle to a vulture.

— Vance Havner

Most Powerful Vultures quotations

Teach the student what needs to be taught.

'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.

Civilization -- a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.

I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.

We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage;

a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.

In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.

Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.

Tired of trying to sort them out, you relax for a second, then your head drops and you sit up with a jerk, Where are you? What are you doing here? Oh yes, of course, you are somewhere in the middle of the North Atlantic, with hungry waves below you like vultures impatiently waiting for the end.

And when you look along the way we've come, there are spirals of vultures wheeling.

Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks.

Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.

I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn't end there.

Vultures are homely, but they clean up all the garbage and that's good.

And they're elegant in the sky.

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.

Doctinaires are the vultures of principle. They feed upon principle after it is dead.

Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilization than other creatures and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena.

‎"If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture--that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves." E.Abbey

You wait for the war to happen like vultures.

If you want to help, prevent the war. Don't save the remnants. Save them all.

Do you blame a vulture for perching over a carcass?

To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.

Prometheus, I have no Titan's might, Yet I, too, must each dusk renew my heart, For daytime's vulture talons tear apart The tender alcoves built by love at night.

Man's hope can paint a purple picture, can transform a soaring vulture into a noble eagle or moaning dove.

Here is a list of terrible things, The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings The rabid bite of the dogs of war, The voice of one who went before, But most of all the mirror's gaze, Which counts us out our numbered days.

Jewish history has been tragic to the Jews and no less tragic to the neighboring nations who have suffered them. Our major vice of old as of today is parasitism. We are a people of vultures living on the labor and good fortune of the rest of the world.

Let us praise the noble turkey vulture: No one envies him;

he harms nobody; and he contemplates our little world from a most serene and noble height.

But you can't kill humans It's-- Evil? The world is evil Risika.

Wolves hunt the stragglers in a group of deer. Vultures devour the fallen.Hyenas destroy the weak. Humans kill that which they fear. Survive and be strong, or die, cornered by your prey, trembling because the night is dark.

Nature is a good teacher; he who can read the nature well, he can learn sagacious things belong to life from it. Once you stepped in the nature, your philosophical education starts. A black vulture teaches you many things; a bear teaches you many things; a bird making its nest and a rosehip which resists being frozen, they teach you many things!

Elvis is bound to be dead. Look at all the vultures in his vicinity.

Sometimes, I must admit, I'd like to have a second guitarist onstage with me, but it wouldn't look right. I'd like to play for another 20 years, but I don't know... I just can't see it happening. I don't know why. It's a certain foreboding... a funny feeling... vultures.

Women are one and all a set of vultures.

Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime!

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums.

There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released.

Fear the vulture and the vulture will come. Fear nothing and you are the vulture.

Writers are also sort of like vultures, but with fewer ethics.

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