The lion out of the forest has smitten the great ones of Jerusalem , the wolf of the plains shall devastate them; the leopard is watching against their cities; every one who goes out shall be torn in pieces, because their prevarications are multiplied, their aversions are become strong .
But in the glances of his eye, A penetrating, keen, and sly Expression found its home; The flash of that satiric rage, Which, bursting on the early stage, Branded the vices of the age, And broke the keys of Rome. :;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;*:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;*:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;* Still is thy name in high account, And still thy verse has charms, Sir David Lindesay of the Mount, Lord lion King-at-arms!david lyndsay
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).
I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats of any kind, whether of jail or retribution, then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer, not the prophet who sacrificed himself.... What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.Boris Pasternak
They shall knaw a file, and flee unto the mountains of Hepsidam whar the lion roareth and the Wang Doodle mourneth for its first born ah!Burlesque Sermon in Cole's Fun Doctor. Attributed to Andrew Harper as a travesty on sermons preached by itinerant preachers on the Mississippi. Found in Speaker's Garland, Volume VIII. Also claimed for Dow—Patent Sermons.
An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep.Attributed to Chabrias, in The Older We Get, The Better We Were, Marine Corps Sea Stories (2004) by Vince Crawley, p. 67
It is better to have sheep led by a lion than lions led by a sheep.Attributed to Polybius in Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth Century Ireland (2005) by Deana Rankin, p. 124, citing A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland, from 1641 to 1652 (1880) by John Thomas Gilbert Volume I, i, p. 153 - 157; but conceivably this might be reference to Polybius the historian quoting either Alexander or Chabrias.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.Proverbs, XXVIII. 1. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
A living dog is better than a dead lion.Ecclesiastes, IX. 4. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
Tywin...? [sleepily] My lion...?Who: Shae
A lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing.Bottom, scene i