A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on borrowing, danger, evil, fate, horses, life, and trouble

I saw a delicate flower had grown up two feet high between the horses' feet and the wheel trach. An inch more to the right or left had sealed its fate, or an inch higher. Yet it lived and flourished, and never knew the danger it incurred. It did not borrow trouble, nor invite an evil fate by apprehending it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on horses


I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

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A Quote by Gregory McDonald on horses and life

Life is a horse: either you ride it or it rides you.

Gregory McDonald

Source: Boston Magazine.

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A Quote by George Savile, Lord Halifax on horses and men


Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.

George Savile Halifax (1633 - 1695)

Source: Political Thoughts and Reflections: Of Punishment

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A Quote by George S. Arundale on body, driving, emotion, horses, mind, and truth

The conqueror and king in each of us is the . . . Knower of truth. . . . Let that Knower awaken in us and drive the horses of the mind, emotions, and physical body on the pathway which that king has chosen.

George S. Arundale

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A Quote by George Herbert on horses and losing

For want of a nail, the shoe is lost; for want of a shoe the horse is lost; and for want of a horse the rider is lost.

George Herbert (1593 - 1633)

Source: "Jacula Prudentum," 1651.

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A Quote by Gabriel Heatter on horses, people, time, and work

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

Gabriel Heatter

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A Quote by Freeman Dyson on animals, cities, civilization, climate, consequences, darkness, dependence, good, greatness, history, horses, ideas, inventions, life, motives, needs, power, simplicity, technology, and theory

The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple. A good example of a simple technology with profound historical consequences is hay. Nobody knows who invented hay, the idea of cutting grass in the autumn and storing it in large enough quantities to keep horses and cows alive through the winter. All we know is that the technology of hay was unknown to the Roman Empire but was known to every village of medieval Europe. Like many other crucially important technologies, hay emerged anonymously during the so-called Dark Ages. According to the Hay Theory of History, the invention of hay was the decisive event which moved the center of gravity of urban civilization from the Mediterranean basin to Northern and Western Europe. The Roman Empire did not need hay because in a Mediterranean climate the grass grows well enough in winter for animals to graze. North of the Alps, great cities dependent on horses and oxen for motive power could not exist without hay. So it was hay that allowed populations to grow and civilizations to flourish among the forests of Northern Europe. Hay moved the greatness of Rome to Paris and London, and later to Berlin and Moscow and New York.

Freeman Dyson

Source: Freeman Dyson Infinite in All Directions, Harper and Row, New York, 1988, p 135.

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A Quote by Eddie Arcaro on ambition, horses, people, and success

You have to remember that about seventy percent of the horses running don't want to win. Horses are like people. Everybody doesn't have the aggressiveness or ambition to knock himself out to become a success.

Eddie Arcaro

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A Quote by Eddie Arcaro on horses and money

There's no sense in whipping a tired horse, because he'll quit on you. More horses are whipped out of the money than into it.

Eddie Arcaro

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