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).)
We would not always be soothing and taming nature, breaking the horse and the ox, but sometimes ride the horse wild and chase the buffalo.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, pp. 55-56, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)