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For what the horse does under compulsion,
by 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

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

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

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wouldn't mind starting to ride some more if I had
a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.
- Robert Duvall

I made over forty Westerns.
I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways
of getting on and off a horse.
- William Wyler

You're better off betting on a horse than betting on a man.
A horse may not be able to hold you tight,
but he doesn't wanna wander from the stable at night.
- Betty Grable

If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.
- Thomas Fuller

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

The horse's neck is between the two reins of the bridle,
which both meet in the rider's hand.
- William Cavendish

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

I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women,
French to men and German to my horse.
- King Charles V

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

As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit,
to introduce some romance into the episodes,
outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.
- Patrick Stewart

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order
to equal boys was to be learned and courageous.
So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

All you need for happiness is a good gun,
a good horse, and a good wife.
- Daniel Boone

Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest.
- Thomas Fuller

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

I ride my horse at competition level.
- Alannah Myles

The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother,
the horse, but never of his father, the donkey,
in favor of others supposedly more reputable.
- Clifford Geertz

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

Custer had dead heroes.
Crazy Horse had only live ones.
- Stephen Ambrose

My mom never taught me to be waiting for some prince
on a white horse to swipe me off my feet.
- Tyra Banks

A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
- Thomas Fuller

I was at the pinnacle of my career one day and the
next day I was put out to pasture.
I felt like a race horse with a broken leg.
- Jack Klugman

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

I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.
- S. J. Perelman

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs,
or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season
after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
- Marcus Aurelius

When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.
- John Webster

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

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

Ride the horse in the direction that it's going.
- Werner Erhard

All music is folk music.
I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
- Louis Armstrong

Yes, I've just bought a new horse, named Jedi.
- Bruce Boxleitner

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

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

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

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank,
if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.
- Buffalo Bill

I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile,
but that would be beating a dead horse.
- Woody Allen

If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven,
he might better stick to the horse, and some day the
horse may carry him into heaven.
- Charles Ives

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera,
I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.
- Douglas Horton

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

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

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

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

Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.
- Arthur Wellesley

We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do.
Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque,
drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.
- Lita Ford

So I wanted to show what I did with the money.
So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats,
wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth.
So that was the way I did it.
- Eli Wallach

I had the best buffalo horse that ever made a track.
- Buffalo Bill

He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon
his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
- Stephen Leacock

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
- Saint Augustine

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

An orator without judgment is a horse without a bridle.
- Theophrastus

Marry me and I'll never look at another horse!
- Groucho Marx


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