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Test a horse by riding him and a person by accompanying him.
Japanese proverb

If I paint a wild horse you might not see the horse... but surely you will see the wildness.
Pablo Picasso

Scientists think they can now clone an all-white zebra. Now, I'm no expert, but isn't that
a horse?
Jay Leno

You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse.
Russian proverb

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
Henry Ford

It is not the horse but the oats that draw the cart.
Russian proverb

One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress
other birds and horses.
Dale Carnegie

One word let slip and four horses would fail to catch it.
Japanese proverb

A borrowed horse and your own spurs make short miles.
Danish proverb

Tim was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages. So ignorant, that he
bought a cow to ride on.
Benjamin Franklin

Beware the horns of a bull, the heel of a horse, and the smile of an Englishman.
Irish proverb

He that advises you to buy a horse with a big belly will not help you feed him.
Haitian proverb

Don't give your child money. As far as you can afford it, give him horses. No hour is lost that
is spent in the saddle.
Sir Winston Churchill

Don't refuse to sell your horse for the sake of a crown.
Irish proverb

Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
Groucho Marx

The old horse in the stable still yearns to run 1000 miles.
Chinese proverb

I don't mind when my horse is left at the post. I don't mind when my horse comes up to me in
the stands and asks, "Which way do I go?" But when the horse I bet on is at the $2 window
betting on another horse in the same race...
Henry Youngman

A young wife is to an old man the horse on which he rides to hell.
Polish proverb

A fine horse runs on by observing the shadows of the whip.
Japanese proverb

Even if a horse is fed with sweets and bread, it will still prefer its hay.
Philippine proverb

You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
Danish proverb

When old horses get warm, they are not easily held in.
German proverb

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run ever faster if
encouraged.
Ovid

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.
Saint Augustine

If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can
tame all.
Socrates

Employers are like horses - they require management.
P. G. Wodehouse

Don't drive the horse with a whip, but with oats.
Russian proverb

The best horse needs a whip, the wisest man advice, and the chastest woman a man.
Jewish proverb

He that cannot beat his horse, beats the saddle.
English proverb

You do not swap horses while crossing the ford.
Russian proverb

We're told cars are dangerous. It's safer to drive through South Central Los Angeles than to
walk there. We're told cars are wasteful. Wasteful of what? Oil did a lot of good sitting in the
ground for millions of years. We're told cars should be replaced with mass transportation. But
it's hard to reach the drive-through window at McDonald's from a speeding train. And we're
told cars cause pollution. A hundred years ago city streets were ankle deep in horse
excrement. What kind of pollution do you want? Would you rather die of cancer at eighty or
typhoid fever at nine?
P. J. O'Rourke

Better is an ass that carries you than a horse that throws you.
Irish proverb

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields

The horses of hope gallop, but the asses of experience go slowly.
Russian proverb

Did you ever think what can happen to a plain bar of iron, worth about $5.00? The same iron
when made into horseshoes is worth $10.50. If made into needles, it is worth $3,250.85, and
if turned into balance springs for watches its value jumps to $250,000.
Conrad Hilton

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