In order to be a perfect member of a flock of sheep, one has to be, foremost, a sheep.
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
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
Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. "The scholars" he answered , "are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science".abū-rayhān bīrūnī
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
One rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel.
Birds of a feather flock together.
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
There is no flock, however watched and tended, but one dead lamb is there! There is no fireside howsoe'er defended, but has one vacant chair.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am a tainted wether of the flock, Meetest for death; the weakest kind of fruit Drops earliest to the ground, and so let me.
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.
It's the flock, the grove, that matters. Our responsibility is to species, not to specimens; to communities, not to individuals.
Think not that you are thus maintaining the Gospel of Christ when you separate yourselves from the flock of Christ.
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.