horses

A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on animals and horses

GNU, n. An animal of South Africa, which in its domesticated state resembles a horse, a buffalo and a stag. In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on cats and horses

FIDDLE, n. An instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse's tail on the entrails of a cat.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on economics, horses, labor, life, and maxims

CENTAUR, n. One of a race of persons who lived before the division of labor had been carried to such a pitch of differentiation, and who followed the primitive economic maxim, "Every man his own horse."

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on acting, children, horses, men, and women

CIRCUS, n. A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women and children acting the fool.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on cats and horses

Violin, n. An instrument to tickle human ears by friction of a horse's tail on the entrails of a cat.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on horses and starting

[In 1889] the last big tract of Indian land was declared open for settlement, in Oklahoma. The claimants and the speculators mounted their horses and lined up like trotters waiting for a starting gun. The itchy ones jumped the gun and were ever after known as Sooners-and Oklahoma was thereafter called the Sooner State.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

Source: America, 1973

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A Quote by Alfred Armand Montapert on confusion, horses, and progress

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress.

Alfred Montapert (1906 -)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on companions, country, and horses

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 while crossing streams."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Reply to Delegation from the National Union League, June 9, 1864

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on horses

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It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Reply to National Union League

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