Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
When God made the oyster, he guaranteed his absolute economic and social security. He built the oyster a house, his shell, to shelter and protect him from his enemies . But when God made the Eagle, He declared, The blue sky is the limitbuild your own house! . The Eagle, not the oyster, is the emblem of America.
Author unknown.Jacob M. Braude, Braudes Source Book for Speakers and Writers, p. 14 (1968).