He remembers impulses bridled, the joy he sacrificed. Every chance he lost now mocks his senseless caution.
O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless.khalil gibran
Plants, animals, and stars are all kept in place, bridled along appointed ways, with one another, and through the midst of one another killing and being killed, eating and being eaten, in harmonious proportions and quantities.john muir
He never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden.