Horses for horses and chariots for chariots in the name of war leads to destruction!
(Hatred and war.)
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).)
The one common greater mistake that people make is not in putting the cart before the horse.It is putting the cart too far from the horse.
The horse, the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement, of action, in man.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Apocalypse, ch. 10 (1931).)
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).)