In order to be eligible to play it was necessary for him to keep up in his studies, a very difficult matter, for while he was not dumber than an ox he was not any smarter.
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.Bible (Old Testament)
This dumb ox will fill the world with his bellowing.albertus magnus
Eggs and oaths are soon broken. (Strauss, 1998 p. 765)He that steals an egg will steal an ox. (Strauss, 1994 p. 962)You can't have an omelette unless you break the egg.
In short order they fell into the same pit as their rivals, who had for decades ignored the plain and simple fact that to a starving man “freedom” implies a full rice-bowl or, if he has an exceptional imagination, a healthy ox to pull his plough. It has nothing to do with voting for a political delegate.john brunner
But the validity of a doctrine does not depend on whose ox it gores.robert h. jackson
Many refined people will not kill a fly, but eat an ox.isaac leib peretz
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib.
As an ox goeth to the slaughter.
For the love of the ox, the wolf licks the yoke.
I will be master of what is mine own; She is my goods, my chattels; she is my house, My household stuff, my field, my barn, My horse, my ox, my ass, my anything; And here she stands, touch her whoever dare.william shakespeare
The tired ox treads with a firmer step.
A great ox stands on my tongue.
"Many refined people will not kill a fly, but eat an ox."isaac leib peretz
Why dost thou converse with that trunk of humours, that bolting-hutch of beastliness, that swoln parcel of dropsies, that huge bombard of sack, that stuffed cloak-bag of guts, that roasted Manningtree ox with the pudding in his belly, that reverend vice, that grey iniquity, that father ruffian, that vanity in years?
A competitive athlete is painful to look at; trying hard to become an animal rather than a man, he will never be as fast as a cheetah or as strong as an ox.nassim nicholas taleb