The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.1974 'The Scrolls', in The New Republic, 31 Aug.
No horse's cry was that, most like the roar Of some pained desert lion, who all day Hath trailed the hunter's javelin in his side, And comes at night to die upon the sand.Matthew Arnold
And dar'st thou then To beard the lion in his den, The Douglas in his hall?1808 Marmion, canto 6, stanza14.
For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Wenn ein L o« we sprechen k o« nnte, wir k o« nnten ihn nicht verstehen. If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.1945 Philosophische Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations), pt.2, section11 (translated by G E M Anscombe).
Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.aaron hill
I'll woo her as the lion wooes his brides.john home
It's the fate of the lion in winter : all his billions, all his television channels cannot rescue him from the mockery that rains down on the aged lecher, his powers visibly waning.Silvio Berlusconi
Nature is none other than God in things... Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things... Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion .giordano bruno
And I shall search my soul, I shall search my very soul, For the lion, For the lion, For the lion, For the lion inside me.van morrison
Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.benito mussolini
To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live like a jackal for a hundred years.benito mussolini
And darest thou then To beard the lion in his den, The Douglas in his hall?walter scott
He defended this land like a lion and he taught its children to swing a scythe. He was a military legend in his lifetime and then turned his gaze to the day Israel would dwell in safety.ariel sharon
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail, Our lion now will foreign foes assail.john dryden
My sick heart shows That I must yield my body to the earth, And, by my fall, the conquest to my foe. Thus yields the cedar to the axe's edge, Whose arms gave shelter to the princely eagle; Under whose shade the ramping lion slept: Whose top-branch overpeer'd Jove's spreading tree, And kept low shrubs from winter's powerful wind.Henry VI, Part III (c. 1591), Act V, scene 2, line 8.
What sudden anger's this? How have I reap'd it? He parted frowning from me, as if ruin Leap'd from his eyes: So looks the chafed lion Upon the daring huntsman that has gall'd him; Then makes him nothing.william shakespeare
A lamb appears a lion, and we fear Each bush we see's a bear.Francis Quarles
Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that roared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them.John Bunyan, p. 577. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.Attributed to Chabrias, who died around the time Alexander was born, thus his is the earliest life to whom such assertions have been attributed; as quoted in A Treatise on the Defence of Fortified Places (1814) by Lazare Carnot, p. 50
An army of stags led by a lion would be better than an army of lions led by a stag.Attributed to Chabrias, in A History of Ireland (1857) by Thomas Mooney, p. 760
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.1 Peter 5:8
Before the throne was something resembling a glassy sea, like crystal. In the midst of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures that were full of eyes in front and behind. The first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature was like a young bull, and the third living creature had a face like a man’s, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.Revelation 4:6–7, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
An army composed of sheep but led by a lion is more powerful than an army of lions led by a sheep."Proverb" quoted by Agostino Nifo in De Regnandi Peritia (1523) as cited in Machiavelli - The First Century: Studies in Enthusiasm, Hostility, and Irrelevance (2005) by Mathew Thomson, p. 55
Greater is an army of sheep led by a lion, than an army of lions led by a sheep.Attributed to Daniel Defoe (c. 1659 - 1731)
I am more afraid of one hundred sheep led by a lion than one hundred lions led by a sheep.Attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754 – 1838) Variants: I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
The hind, that would be mated by the lion, Must die for love.Helena, scene i
O! the blood more stirs, To rouse a lion, than to start a hare.Hotspur, scene iii
You may as well say, that’s a valiant flea that dare eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.Orleans, scene vii
The Zebra is striped all over so that the lion can see him and eat him. Some people say he is striped so that the lion can not see him. These people believe that the stripes of the Zebra simulate the bars of sunlight falling through the tall jungle grasses and that therefore the Zebra is invisible and that the earth is flat.will cuppy