Horse quotes

  • When God wanted to create the horse, he said to the South Wind, "I want to make a creature of you. Condense." And the Wind condensed.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Horse #Wind #Want

  • By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself.
    -- Abdelkader El Djezairi

    #Horse #Majestic #Palaces

  • I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Money #Horse #War

  • I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Horse #Minutes #Good Horse

  • I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that "it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams."
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Country #Horse #Men

  • I don't like being on a horse. That's the only negative of doing a Western. I like the whole get up, and I look great in a hat. But I get tense around horses. So, if they could make a fake horse, then I'd do a Western.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Horse #Fake #Negative

  • [Vestiges begins] from principles which are at variance with all sober inductive truth. The sober facts of geology shuffled, so as to play a rogue's game; phrenology (that sinkhole of human folly and prating coxcombry); spontaneous generation; transmutation of species; and I know not what; all to be swallowed, without tasting and trying, like so much horse-physic!! Gross credulity and rank infidelity joined in unlawful marriage, and breeding a deformed progeny of unnatural conclusions!
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Horse #Games #Play

  • The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ***** begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.
    -- Adelaide Anne Procter

    #Horse #Thinking #Men

  • I was one of the many horses pulling the wagon and couldn't escape left or right because of the will of the driver.
    -- Adolf Eichmann

    #Horse #Wagons #Drivers

  • To use a fighter as a fighter-bomber when the strength of the fighter arm is inadequate to achieve air superiority is putting the cart before the horse.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Horse #Air #Bombers

  • The wedding vows are a license to be a complete jerk, with full knowledge that the person you married has agreed, no matter how large a horse's ***** you are, to stay by your side until death. A fool could tell you this is a bad deal.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Horse #Your Side #Matter

  • I would rediscover the secret of great communications and great combustions. I would say storm. I would say river. I would say tornado. I would say leaf. I would say tree. I would be drenched by all rains, moistened by all dews. I would roll like frenetic blood on the slow current of the eye of words turned into mad horses into fresh children into clots into curfew into vestiges of temples into precious stones remote enough to discourage miners. Whoever would not understand me would not understand any better the roaring of a tiger.
    -- Aime Cesaire

    #Horse #Children #Rain

  • I've lost a million and a half on the horses and dice in the last two years. And the funny part is, I still like 'em, and if someone handed me another million I'd put it right in the nose of some horse that looked good to me.
    -- Al Capone

    #Horse #Years #Two

  • Google might be doping the horses.
    -- Al Franken

    #Horse #Google #Might

  • My family and I reside on a non-working farm, although we have a couple of horses and the usual stuff like pigs, cows, and chickens. We really don't have an honest-to-goodness farm, more of a hobby farm.
    -- Al Jardine

    #Horse #Couple #Pigs

  • Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Horse #Thinking #Chimneys

  • Tonight we water our horses in the Tennessee River.
    -- Albert Sidney Johnston

    #Horse #War #Rivers

  • If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Horse #Hard Work #Accomplishment

  • A camel is a horse designed by committee.
    -- Alec Issigonis

    #Horse #Design #Camels

  • A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
    -- Alec Issigonis

    #Horse #Camels #Looks

  • There's something great about terrible westerns. They look like gay dancers and bad, overwrought dialogue and overacting, black and white sped up horses.
    -- Alec Sulkin

    #Horse #Gay #Black And White

  • As the old proverb says: "Well-fed horses don't rampage.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Horse #Rampage #Feds

  • Work is what horses die of
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


  • Her Majesty said she hoped I would have time for my horses - I own two and have shares in four.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Horse #Two #Four

  • Football management is such a pressurized thing - horse racing is a release. I'm also learning to play the piano - I'm quite determined - it's another release from the pressure of my job.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Horse #Jobs

  • My father taught me how to draw horses - for this I shall be eternally grateful.
    -- Alexa Chung

    #Horse #Father #Grateful

  • No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Horse #Cheer #Medicine

  • Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Horse #Republic #Influence

  • Horses (thou say'st) and ***** men may try, And ring suspected vessels ere they buy; But wives, a random choice, untried they take; They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake; Then, nor till then, the veil's removed away, And all the woman glares in open day.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dream #Horse #Men

  • Owain told me about the beautiful, fair-haired Vesta. It took me several minutes to work out that Vesta was a horse, and that Owain was possibly in love with her.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Beautiful #Horse #Work Out

  • My son, be worthy of your noble name, worthily borne by your ancestors for over five hundred years. Remember it’s by courage, and courage alone, that a nobleman makes his way nowadays. Don’t be afraid of opportunities, and seek out adventures. My son, all I have to give you is fifteen ecus, my horse, and the advice you’ve just heard. Make the most of these gifts, and have a long, happy life.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Horse #Adventure #Son

  • Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
    -- Alfred Armand Montapert

    #Horse #Moving #Positivity

  • I can ride horses. And I read a lot. But that's kind of it. I think it's enough.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Horse #Thinking #Kind

  • Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Beautiful #Horse #Inspiration

  • There is a lot that horses and art share in common. I have found that most horse people are art lovers, and vice versa.
    -- Alice Walton

    #Art #Horse #People

  • I think it is more of an intuitive, circular kind of personality, for starters. And, as I say of horses, the secret to breeding great horses is the three Bs: bones, brains, and balance. If you look at art, it shares some of the same qualities.
    -- Alice Walton

    #Art #Horse #Thinking

  • Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones' classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it.
    -- Alicia Keys

    #Horse #Style #Rolling

  • With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Dog #Song #Horse

  • Bob Dylan's one of the greatest blues singers of the western world; ancient art, on-the-spot improvisation, mind quickness, endless variation, classical formulae, prophetic vision, mighty wind-horse.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Horse #Art #Wind

  • There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation.
    -- Alois Podhajsky

    #Horse #Important #Principles

  • Whenever difficulties appear, the rider must ask himself: does the horse not want execute my demands, does he not understand what I want, or is he physically unable to carry them out? The rider's conscience must find the answer.
    -- Alois Podhajsky

    #Horse #Demand #Want

  • Just as experience dictates to the ballet teacher the length of time necessary to train his students, so the horse, too, needs time to mature into a great four legged dancer. This fact cannot be obliterated by seeming successes that supposedly prove the opposite. For, even if someone should succeed in training a horse to high school level by the age of eight, this individual occurrence cannot shake the foundations of the classical art of riding, if this dressage horse is completely unsound and unusable by the age of ten.
    -- Alois Podhajsky

    #Teacher #Horse #Art

  • The objective of the Classical Art of Riding is to train the horse not only to be brilliant in the movements and the exercises of the High School but also to be quiet, supple and obedient and by his smooth movements to make riding a true pleasure
    -- Alois Podhajsky

    #Horse #Art #School

  • I am persuaded that if the brutes even--if the dog, the horse, the ox, the elephant, the bird, could speak, they would confess, that, at the bottom of their nature, their instincts, their sensations, their obtuse intelligence, assisted by organs less perfect than ours, there is a clouded, secret sentiment of this existence of a superior and primordial Being, from whom all emanates, and to whom all returns.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dog #Horse #Elephants

  • Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Dog #Horse #Children

  • I think I prefer for the listener to decide for themselves what stuff means, because I always hate it when I think a song is about a horse, and then it turns out to be about a damn trip to France …
    -- Amanda Shires

    #Song #Horse #Hate

  • MUSTANG, n. An indocile horse of the western plains. In English society, the American wife of an English nobleman.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Horse #Wife #Society

  • The circus a place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Horse #Children #Men

  • UNDERSTANDING, n. A cerebral secretion that enables one having it to know a house from a horse by the roof on the house. Its nature and laws have been exhaustively expounded by Locke, who rode a house, and Kant, who lived in a horse.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Life #Nature #Horse

  • Hippogriff, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, only one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars and fifty cents in gold. The study of zoology is full of surprises.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Horse #Animal #Eagles

  • So with the stretch of the white road before me, Shining snow crystals rainbowed by the sun, Fields that are white, stained with long, cool, blue shadows, Strong with the strength of my horse as we run. Joy in the touch of the wind and the sunlight! Joy! With the vigorous earth I am one.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Running #Strong #Horse

  • Fifteen millions of soldiers with popguns and horses All bent upon killing, because their "of courses" Are not quite the same.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Horse #War #Soldier

  • The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Horse #Men #Imagination

  • I like very much to ride horses. I like soccer, I have had a passion for boxing since I was a child, although it would be stupid for me to box.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Soccer #Horse #Children

  • Don't be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It's the horse that finishes a neck ahead that wins the race.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Inspirational #Horse #Winning

  • It is not the rich man's son that the young struggler for advancement has to fear in the race for life, nor his nephew, nor his cousin. Let him look out for the dark horse in the boy who begins by sweeping out the office.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Horse #Cousin #Dark

  • Bring me a horse and I am yours forever
    -- Andrew Hussie

    #Horse #Forever

  • The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse. It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round.
    -- Andrey Kapitsa

    #Horse #Kyoto #Atmosphere

  • There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be.
    -- Andy Adams

    #Horse #May #Faces

  • Any horse can win on any given day.
    -- Angel Cordero, Jr.

    #Horse #Winning #Racing

  • What is outside yourself does not convey much worth; Clothes do not make the man, the saddle not the horse.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Horse #Men #Clothes

  • I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray'sAs I read about the School Entertainment and ice cream socials, about ladies leaving calling cards and the milkman with his horse-drawn wagon, I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny's childhood-a gift to me from Maud Hart Lovelace
    -- Ann M. Martin

    #Horse #School #Independent

  • I'd sit on a horse and forget I was even sick.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Horse #Sick #Forget

  • Tell the story, gather the events, repeat them. Pattern is a matter of upkeep. Otherwise the weave relaxes back to threads picked up by birds to make their nests. Repeat, or the story will fall and all the king's horses and all the king's men. . . . Repeat, and cradle the pieces carefully, or events will scatter like marbles on a wooden floor.
    -- Ann-Marie MacDonald

    #Horse #Kings #Fall

  • He has known joy and violence. Felt the warmth of children and the cruelty of abuse. He has nearly died saving lives and merely been killed by a drunken act. He has known the finery of grand estates and the filth of stinking slums. He has survived fire and flood, starvation and torment. And nothing could break his spirit-or his great love. This is HIS life. He is called the horse.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Children #Fire

  • I must say...that more unmanly, brutal treatment of a little pony it was never my painful lot to witness; and by giving way to such passion, you injure your own character as much, nay more, than you injure your horse, and remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be towards man or towards beast.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Character #Passion

  • He is called the horse
    -- Anna Sewell


  • Give me the handling of a horse for twenty minutes, and I'll tell you what sort of a groom he has had.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Giving #Twenties

  • Though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare, or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Sports #Hurt #Horse

  • Oh! if people knew what a comfort to a horse a light hand is...
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Horse #Light #Hands

  • My friends and I would get up early and take our horses through the national forest. My mom was very free. It was always Out of the house! There was no watching television on weekends.
    -- Anna Torv

    #Mom #Horse #Weekend

  • What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Dog #Horse #Writing

  • Generosity is often the stalking horse of control.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Horse #Generosity #Stalking

  • Their [artists'] essential effort is to catapult themselves wholly, without holding back one bit, into a course of action without having any idea where they will end up. They are like riders who gallop into the night, eagerly leaning on their horse's neck, peering into a blinding rain. And they have to do it over and over again.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Horse #Rain #Creativity

  • When I'm approaching a water jump, with dozens of photographers waiting for me to fall in, and hundreds of spectators wondering what's going to happen next, the horse is just about the only one who doesn't know I am Royal!
    -- Anne, Princess Royal

    #Horse #Fall #Water

  • I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.
    -- Anson Mount

    #Horse #Riding #Experts

  • I love getting paid to ride a horse.
    -- Anson Mount


  • No offense, but I'd rather kiss the horse.
    -- Anthony Horowitz

    #Horse #Kissing #Offense

  • A farmer's horse is never lame, never unfit to go. Never throws out curbs, never breaks down before or behind. Like his master he is never showy. He does not paw and prance, and arch his neck, and bid the world admire his beauties...and when he is wanted, he can always do his work.
    -- Anthony Trollope

    #Horse #Doe #Lame

  • You can never rely on a horse that is educated by fear. There will always be something that he fears more than you. But, when he trusts you, he will ask you, what to do when he is afraid.
    -- Antoine de Pluvinel

    #Horse #Educated #Rely

  • In training horses, one trains himself
    -- Antoine de Pluvinel

    #Horse #Training #Train

  • You have lost your reason and taken the wrong path. You have taken lies for truth, and hideousness for beauty. You would marvel if, owing to strange events of some sorts, frogs and lizards suddenly grew on apple and orange trees instead of fruit, or if roses began to smell like a sweating horse; so I marvel at you who exchange heaven for earth. I don't want to understand you.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Horse #Lying #Taken

  • I don’t understand anything about the ballet; all I know is that during the intervals the ballerinas stink like horses.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Horse #Ballet #Ballerina

  • The 31th of May, I perceived in the same water more of those Animals, as also some that were somewhat bigger. And I imagine, that [ten hundred thousand] of these little Creatures do not equal an ordinary grain of Sand in bigness: And comparing them with a Cheese-mite (which may be seen to move with the naked eye) I make the proportion of one of these small Water-creatures to a Cheese-mite, to be like that of a Bee to a Horse: For, the circumference of one of these little Animals in water, is not so big as the thickness of a hair in a Cheese-mite.
    -- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

    #Horse #Moving #Eye

  • I always like to look for adventure when I go away. I have gone on several horse adventures with my wife - from Guangxi we went up to the High Tibetan region. We also went along the Hurunui River on horseback in the South Island of New Zealand.
    -- Antony Gormley

    #Horse #Adventure #Islands

  • Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    -- Anzia Yezierska

    #Horse #Men #White

  • The mind of a horse is a very limited concern, relying almost entirely upon memory. He rivals our politicians in that he has little real intellect. Consequently, when the pony was faced with conditions different from those to which he was accustomed, he showed little adaptability.
    -- Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    #Horse #Memories #Real

  • The only thing about a man that is a man . . . is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Horse #Men #Pigs

  • The summer lasted a long long time, like verse after verse of a ballad, but when it ended, it ended like a man falling dead in the street of heart trouble. One night, all in one night, severe winter came, a white horse of snow rolling over Bountiful, snorting and rolling in its meadows, its fields.
    -- Ardyth Kennelly

    #Summer #Horse #Fall

  • I would like to be on the farm. To ride the horses. To watch the cattle, and the plantations, and the beautiful vegetables that my sons are growing there. I would like it. I am one of those who do not have to worry about what I am doing later. I love the fields.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Beautiful #Horse #Son

  • You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey.
    -- Arrigo Sacchi

    #Sports #Horse #Jockeys

  • I never realised that to become a jockey you needed to be a horse first.
    -- Arrigo Sacchi

    #Horse #Jockeys #Firsts

  • Ascot is so exclusive that it is the only racecourse in the world where the horses own the people.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Horse #People #World

  • What a creature he was! Never have I felt such a horse between my knees. His great haunches gathered under him with every stride, and he shot forward ever faster and faster, stretched like a greyhound, while the windbeat in my face and whistled past my ears.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Horse #Past #Ears

  • horses: dangerous on both ends and crafty in the middle
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Horse #Ends #Middle

  • The whole force of the State is at your back if you should need it. I'm afraid that all the queen's horses and all the queen's men cannot avail in this matter.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Horse #Queens #Book

  • I have always loved locomotives passionately. For me they are living creatures and I love them as others love women or horses.
    -- Arthur Honegger

    #Horse #Creatures

  • NGOs are dangerous. They do what the missionaries used to do in Colonial times. They are Trojan Horses. The worse the situation, the more the NGOs.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Horse #Used #Trojans

  • Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, theyre from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin. And if we have an opinion, you know youre gonna hear it.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Girl #Sweet #Horse

  • I've always loved horses. When I was younger, I competed in horse shows and did quite well.
    -- Ashley Rickards

    #Horse #Shows #Wells