Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions.
I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.Abraham Lincoln
Such a fatigue of adjectives, a drone of alliterations, a huffing of hyphenated words hurdling the meter like tired horses. Such a faded upholstery of tears, stars, bells, bones, flood and blood a thud of consonants in tongue, night, dark, dust, seed, wound and wind.Anatole Broyard
His talk was like a stream which runs With rapid change from rock to roses; It slipped from politics to puns; It passed from Mahomet to Moses; Beginning with the laws that keep The planets in their radiant courses, And ending with some precept deep For dressing eels or shoeing horses.winthrop mackworth praed
You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.will rogers
I don’t understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a day’s journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
Oats. A grain, which in England isgenerally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diverb goes.robert burton
Muslims shared many of the deep-seated characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon elite—an intuitive resentment of culture, an amicable contempt for women, a proclivity for riding about on horses, a pleasure in discipline, and a covert homophilia.james cameron
What has particularly interested me about these horses is that, after thousands of years of domestication, they have adapted so successfully to life in the wild. If these horses are really as healthy and as sound as they appear, then there is probably a lot we can learn from them, such as the way their hooves are shaped and the manner in which they shape them.jaime jackson
I couldn't do them if I didn't know horses lived behind them.
Don't change horses in midstream.
A man sets out to draw the world . As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face .jorge luis borges
This place is hell . They herd you around like cattle ; they order you around like dogs ; they work you like horses ; and they feed you like hogs.james jones
What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only?john millington synge
Disgust is expressed by violence, and it is to be noted of our intellectual temper that violence is a quality which is felt to have a peculiarly intellectual sanction. Our preference, even as articulated by those who are most mild in their persons, is increasingly for the absolute and extreme, of which we feel violence to be the true sign. The gentlest of us will know that the tigers of wrath are to be preferred to the horses of instruction and will consider it intellectual cowardice to take into account what happens to those who ride tigers.Lionel Trilling
England is a prison for men, a paradise for women, a purgatory for servants, a hell for horses.thomas fuller
"I don't like people," said Velvet. "...I only like horses."Enid Bagnold
Muslims shared many of the deep-seated characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon elite an intuitive resentment of culture, an amicable contempt for women, a proclivity for riding about on horses, a pleasure in discipline, and a covert homophilia.
And she conceived and bore to Zeus, who delights in the thunderbolt , two sons, Magnes and Macedon, rejoicing in horses , who dwell round about Pieria and Olympus.
So they spoke, and both springing down from behind their horses gripped each other's hands and exchanged the promise of friendship; but Zeus the son of Kronos stole away the wits of Glaukos who exchanged with Diomedes the son of Tydeus armour of gold for bronze, for nine oxen's worth the worth of a hundred.
And the talk slid north, and the talk slid south, With the sliding puffs from the hookah-mouth. Four things greater than all things are, Women and horses and Power and War. Kipling And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
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