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.
To die alone, on rock under sun at the brink of the unknown, like a wolf, like a great bird, seems to me very good fortune indeed.edward abbey
Precious Saviour! come in spirit, and lay Thy strong, gentle grasp of love on our dear boys and girls, and keep these our lambs from the fangs of the wolf.theodore l. cuyler
The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.Marshall McLuhan
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.Oxford King James Bible, Genesis 49:27 (1769).
Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these 'savage killers'; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups.Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf (1963).
It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.Henry G. Bohn
Soon as the potion works, their human count'nance,
Th' express resemblance of the gods, is changed
Into some brutish form of wolf or bear,
Or ounce or tiger, hog, or bearded goat,
All other parts remaining as they were;
And they, so perfect in their misery,
Not once perceive their foul disfigurement.
The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and goldlord byron
But the skin of progress Masks, unknown, the spotted wolf of sameness.1959 The Lion and theJewel (published1962),'Night'.
Anybody who has ever owned a dog who barked when strangers came near its owner's property has experienced the essential continuity between animal territoriality and human property. Our domesticated cousins of the wolf are instinctively smarter about this than a good many human political theorists.eric s. raymond
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.william ralph inge
...the jackal seems to be placed between [the wolf and the dog]; to the savage fierceness of the wolf, it adds the impudent familiarity of the dog... It is more noisy in its pursuits even than the dog, and more voracious than the wolf.Oliver Goldsmith
The wolf is the arch type of ravin, the beast of waste and desolation.theodore roosevelt
A dog is king within a radius of one hundred paces, but is only a wolf in front of his master's door.As quoted in John S. Rohsenow, ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs, (2003)
It must be a hard winter when one wolf devours another.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
Bad watch often feeds the wolf.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
There is never the cry of "wolf!" but the wolf is in the distance.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
All the sheep are not for the wolf.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
From the entire flock, the wolf selects the poor man's only lamb.As quoted in Will Graves, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety throughout the Ages, (2007)
A hungry wolf is not at rest.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
A wolf will not eat a wolf.As quoted in Will Graves, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety throughout the Ages, (2007)
Even a sheepskin cannot hide a wolf.As quoted in Will Graves, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety throughout the Ages, (2007)
Ivan gave the wolf food for his mouth and teeth.As quoted in Will Graves, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety throughout the Ages, (2007)
You won't kill a wolf in a chase, but by cunning.As quoted in Will Graves, Wolves in Russia: Anxiety throughout the Ages, (2007)
The wolf is well pleased with the kick of a sheep.As quoted in Henry G. Bohn, A polyglot of foreign proverbs, (1857)
When the Imam said that "the relations with the America are like the relations between a wolf and a sheep," he meant that the tension in these relations would continue until America renounces its imperialist essence and it is not about to do so for the time being. The Imam was talking about the struggle between Islam and America, not about compromising with America. He said: "We will not allow you to have interests in the world of Islam."Hasan Rahimpur Azghadi, in an televised address YouTube video
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