In order to be a perfect member of a flock of sheep, one has to be, foremost, a sheep.
The Inquisitor is the forgiving father, the scientific materialist, and the social engineer. He is the most compassionate, and honest, of politicians; he takes on great burdens of responsibility in order to protect his subjects from ethical doubt. But he also suppresses any attempt to expand their self-consciousness: he is the ‘great simplifier’, the shepherd to a flock of carefree children.john carroll
We have Christians against Muslims against Jews. They're making incompatible claims on real estate in the Middle East as though God were some kind of omniscient real estate broker parsing out parcels of land to his chosen flock. People are literally dying over ancient literature.sam harris
Would I describe a preacher, I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.william cowper
St. Agnes' EveAh, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass, And silent was the flock in woolly fold.john keats
We receive this Child into the Congregation of Christ's flock, and dosign him with thesign of the Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner against sin, the world, and the devil, and to continue Christ's faithful soldier and servant unto his life's end. Amen.
For God's sake, sit down. You look like a Calvinist rector telling his flock about Hell.paul bowles
Angels’ song, comfortingas the comfort of ChristWhen he spake tenderlyto his sorrowful flock.robert bridges
I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a Government as this is.Oliver Cromwell
Think not that you are thus maintaining the Gospel of Christ when you separate yourselves from the flock of Christ.cyprian
Voltaire remarked that it is possible to kill a flock of sheep by witchcraft if you give them plenty of arsenic at the same time. The sheep, in this figure, may well stand for the complacent apologists of capitalism; Marx's penetrating insight and bitter hatred of oppression supply the arsenic, while the labour theory of value provides the incantations.joan robinson
Old age is a flight of small cheeping birds skimming bare trees above a snow glaze. Gaining and failing they are buffeted by a dark wind — But what? On harsh weedstalks the flock has rested — the snow is covered with broken seed husks and the wind tempered with a shrill piping of plenty.william carlos williams
Sooth't were a pleasant life to lead, With nothing in the world to do But just to blow a shepherd's reed, The silent season thro' And just to drive a flock to feed, Sheep quiet, fond and few!samuel laman blanchard
I have taught you, my dear flock, for above thirty years how to live; and I will show you in a very short time how to die.
If the jackal gains the mastery, he will demand two sheep from every flock
A sheep seperated from the flock will feed a wolf sooner or later.
From the entire flock, the wolf selects the poor man's only lamb.
I don't know how to tell it but ef such a thing could be As the angels wantin' boardin', and they'd call around on me I'd want to 'commodate 'em all the whole-indurin' flock When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.james whitcomb riley
Linnets * * * sit On the dead tree, a dull despondent flock.james thomson
Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.winston churchill
Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.