Quote of the day: Quotes with horses

img horse animation small We were surprise how many quotes or proverbs with horses exist. Below our quick list of the most interesting ones:

“I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.”
Abraham Lincoln – 16th US President (1861-65)

“Speak the truth but ride a fast horse.”
West Texas saying

“The one who speaks the truth needs a fast horse.”
Old Chinese saying

“A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”
Ovid – Ancient Roman Poet (43 BC-17)

“A man may well bring a horse to the water but he cannot make him drink.”
John Heywood – English writer (1497 – 1580)

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth.”
Saint Jerome (374 AD – 419 AD)

“Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.”
Indian Proverb

“One cannot shoe a running horse.”
Dutch proverb

“Trouble rides a fast horse.”
Italian proverb

“Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another’s.”
Welsh proverb

“It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.”
Russian proverb

“A camel is a horse designed by a committee”
Alec Issigonis – English designer (1906 – 1988)

“The best horse doesn’t always win the race”
Irish saying

“I would my horse had the speed of your tongue . . .”
William Shakespeare – English dramatist and poet (1564-1616)

“Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.”
Jewish proverb

“This is like saddling a horse from the back.”
German proverb

“A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse”
Irish proverb

“Marry me and I’ll never look at another horse!”
Groucho Marx – American comedian and actor (1890-1977)

“Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.”
Robert Frost – American poet (1874-1963)





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