You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren.
— William Henry Hudson

Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
John Dryden wren quote

Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.
— Edward Lear