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A horse is a thing of beauty...
by Xenophon

A horse is a thing of beauty...
none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
- Xenophon

Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those
who complied with the injunctions of the laws,
Socrates considered the government to be an aristocracy.
- Xenophon

He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.
- Xenophon

There is small risk a general will be regarded with
contempt by those he leads,
if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
- Xenophon

 

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
- Xenophon

Excess of grief for the dead is madness;
for it is an injury to the living,
and the dead know it not.
- Xenophon

For what the horse does under compulsion,
as Simon also observes, is done without understanding;
and there is no beauty in it either,
any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
- Xenophon

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For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water,
but was agreeable to those who were used to it.
They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer,
upon which they saw the barley swim.
- Xenophon

The true test of a leader is whether his followers
will adhere to his cause from their own volition,
enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so,
and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.
- Xenophon

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

I ride my blue polka-dot horse through the byways of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
- Groucho Marx

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
- Rebecca West

I cannot harness a horse.
I am afraid of a cow.
- Lyman Abbott

I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse.
You are just what you are, aren't you?
- Jeremy Paxman

The word Chivalry is derived from the French cheval,
a horse.
- Thomas Bulfinch

You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite
horse was named Champion.
He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.
- Gene Mauch

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load.
- Paul Bryant

That and the fact that I knew that nobody was going
to publish my work at Dark Horse or DC or anywhere.
- Rob Walton

Well, honey, I had the million dollar houses,
I had the car, I had the horse, I had the barn;
I had everything.
Was I set free? I didn't even know what that meant.
- Taylor Dayne

Many a person who started out to conquer the world
in shining army has ended up just getting along.
The horse got tired, the army rusty.
The goal was removed and unsure.
- Robert A. Cook

Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
- Arthur Baer

I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have.
Either end of the horse would be fine.
- Dawn French

Yes, I think that when the Bible refers to a horse or a horseman,
that's exactly what it means.
- Tim LaHaye

After the horse dance was over, it seemed that I was
above the ground and did not touch it when I walked.
- Black Elk

What do I really think? What do I believe in,
without the horse manure?
- George Segal

I eat like a horse!
- Elle Macpherson

The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady.
It sounds like a saddle horse.
- Jackie Kennedy

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid,
stable business.
- John Steinbeck

I don't even like old cars.
I'd rather have a goddam horse.
A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
- J. D. Salinger

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

I like to visit my horse, have a walk with my dog.
- Cornelia Funke

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord,
will run even faster if encouraged.
- Ovid

Marriage may often be a stormy lake,
but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
- Thomas Love Peacock

It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

People think I'm strong, but actually I wanted to crawl away.
I thought, I'm going to live in the country with my
horse and I'll get a nine-to-five;
I don't need this.
- Stella McCartney

A good horse should be seldom spurred.
- Thomas Fuller

But I never worked with a northern horse before.
They are very different from western horses.
- Julie Benz

I was like a race horse, just trying to get into the world.
- Joely Fisher

Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.
- William Cavendish

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
- W. C. Fields

I guess all songs is folk songs.
I never heard no horse sing 'em.
- Big Bill Broonzy

It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters,
boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline.
In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero.
- Dick Schaap

Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.
- Billy Sunday

If a man works like a horse for his money,
there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.
- Marty Allen

But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse,
that we may work him according to nature.
- William Cavendish

And then I bought my own horse, which I had until it died.
- Eric Roberts

No, I'm not a horse better.
Every once in a while somebody will give me a sure
thing and of course it's not.
- M. Emmet Walsh

With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing,
smoldering sound, and I'm part of it.
It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.
- Neil Young

Get off your horse and drink your milk.
- John Wayne

Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the
movie would be comparable to any male actor.
Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.
- Jan de Bont

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse.
This, however, I have.
I get it at about forty cents a flask,
and take it as required.
- Stephen Leacock

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor,
who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
- Betty Smith

Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five
people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.
- Bette Midler

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
- Ian Fleming

Hell, if I didn't drink drink or smoke,
I'd win twenty games every year.
It's easy when you don't drink or smoke or horse around.
- Whitey Ford

There is something about jumping a horse over a fence,
something that makes you feel good.
Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble.
In any event it's a thing I need.
- William Faulkner

I'm the worst rider.
I'm a terrible rider.
Me and horses are not a good mix.
For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie.
- Dana Delany

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth,
as with a horse.
This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.
- Victoria Abril

You took care of your horse, and your horse took care of you.
- Elton Gallegly

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
- Hannah Arendt

You must in all Airs follow the strength,
spirit, and disposition of the horse,
and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order,
and nothing else.
- William Cavendish

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

They put me in a harness, like a horse,
to learn the back somersault.
It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time.
The courage came with practice.
- Donald O'Connor

The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.
- Gabriel Heatter

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.
- Walter Lippmann

There is a touch of divinity even in brutes,
and a special halo about a horse, that should forever
exempt him from indignities.
- Herman Melville


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