To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live for a hundred years like a jackal.As quoted in Encyclopedia of Asian History (1988) Vol. 4, p. 104
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
Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish ; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion , A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain , or blue promontory With trees upon 't, that nod unto the world , And mock our eyes with air : thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.william shakespeare
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.
Charm us, orator, till the lion look no larger than the cat.Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After (1886), line 112.
The food of the lion (causes) indigestion to the wolf.Arab proverb, as quoted in John Lewis Burckhardt and William Ouseley, Arabic Proverbs: Or, The Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, (1830)
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.
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
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)
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
Tywin...? [sleepily] My lion...?Who: Shae
[It] is better to live one single day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep E' meglio vivere un giorno da leone che cent'anni da pecora*Anonymous WWI italian soldier's graffiti on a broken wall after Battle of the Piave River (1918).
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, as quoted in Elements of Pantheism (2004) by Paul A. Harrison
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