Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
(George Savile, Lord Halifax (1633-1695), British statesman, author. repr. In Works, ed. Walter Raleigh (1912); also known as George Savile, Marquess of Halifax. "Of Punishment," Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections (1750).)
Poor devil, poor devil, he's best gone out of a life where he rides his rocking-horse to find a winner.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by T. Seltzer (1928). "The Rocking-Horse Winner," The Tales of D. H. Lawrence, M. Secker (1934).
Uncle Oscar commenting on Master Paul at the end of the story.)