Quotations About / On:
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).)
Love, not force, rides the horse.
I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.
(S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, and Norman Z. McLeod. Groucho Marx, Horsefeathers, a wisecrack made to his son Frank (Zeppo Marx) (1932).)
Time is like a horse; it keeps running and running unless you know how to control it
to you we give thanks
that in time Polish horses
defeat Nazi tanks.
Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. Pensées, no. 685, ed. Krailsheimer, no. 401, ed. Brunschvicg (1670).)
I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse.
(King Charles V (1500-1558), Spanish King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor. Attributed.)
A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
(Ian Fleming (1908-1964), British author. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, October 9, 1966).)
Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
(Rebecca West (1892-1983), British author. letter, Aug. 20, 1959. quoted in Victoria Glendinning, Rebecca West: A Life, pt. 5, ch. 8 (1987).)
Does it really matter what these affectionate people doso long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
(Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actress. Quoted in Mrs. Patrick Campbell, p. 78, Alan Dent (1961).
Referring to rumors of a homosexual liaison between two actors.)