„What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! … I could manage this horse better than others do.“

Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough

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Alexander der Große4
makedonischer Feldherr und König -356 - -323 v.Chr

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„Employers are like horses — they require management.“

—  P.G. Wodehouse, buch Carry On, Jeeves

Quelle: Carry on, Jeeves

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„If economists wished to study the horse, they wouldn't go and look at horses. They'd sit in their studies and say to themselves, "what would I do if I were a horse?"“

—  Ronald H. Coase British economist and author 1910 - 2013

Ronald Coase in speech to the "International Society of New Institutional Economics" the 17 September 1999, Washington DC. He claims he was quoting fellow economist Ely Devons which reportedly said this in a meeting
1990s and later

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foto

„The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

Advice to her secretary; quoted inThe Kennedys (1984) by Peter Collier and David Horowitz

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„There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

According to The quote verifier: who said what, where, and when (2006), Keyes, Macmillan, p. 91 ISBN 0312340044 , the cover of a trade magazine once credited this observation to Churchill, but it dates back well into the nineteenth century, and has been variously attributed to Henry Ward Beecher, Oliver Wendell Holmes, w:Theodore Roosevelt, w:Thomas Jefferson, w:Will Rogers and Lord Palmerston, among others. One documented use in Social Silhouettes (1906) by George William Erskine Russell, p. 218 wherein a character attributes the saying to Lord Palmerston.

Henry George Foto

„The needs of labor require more than kind words, and are not to be satisfied by such soft phrases as we address to a horse when we want to catch him that we may put a bit in his mouth and a saddle on his back.“

—  Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897

Quelle: Protection or Free Trade? (1886), Ch. 2
Kontext: The needs of labor require more than kind words, and are not to be satisfied by such soft phrases as we address to a horse when we want to catch him that we may put a bit in his mouth and a saddle on his back. Let me ask those who are disposed to regard protection as favorable to the aspirations of labor, to consider whether it can be true that what labor needs is to be protected?
To admit that labor needs protection is to acknowledge its inferiority; it is to acquiesce in an assumption that degrades the workman to the position of a dependent, and leads logically to the claim that the employee is bound to vote in the interest of the employer who provides him with work.
There is something in the very word "protection" that ought to make workingmen cautious of accepting anything presented to them under it. The protection of the masses has in all times been the pretense of tyranny — the plea of monarchy, of aristocracy, of special privilege of every kind. The slave owners justified slavery as protecting the slaves.

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„A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

1754, p. 72 (n. 4)
Referring to critics
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), Vol I

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John Flanagan Foto

„Halt shook his head. Frankly, he'd seen sacks of potatoes that could sit a horse better than Erak“

—  John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938

Quelle: The Battle for Skandia

David Allen Foto

„There is never enough time to do what you really don't want to do. Time managemet is really value management.“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

2 December 2009 https://twitter.com/gtdguy/status/6259124760
Official Twitter profile (@gtdguy) https://twitter.com/gtdguy

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„But if cattle and horses and lions had hands
or could paint with their hands and create works such as men do,
horses like horses and cattle like cattle
also would depict the gods' shapes and make their bodies
of such a sort as the form they themselves have.“

—  Xenophanes Presocratic philosopher -570 - -475 v.Chr

Fragment 15 (D-K)
Original: (el) ἀλλ᾽ εἰ χεῖρας ἔχον βόες <ἵπποι τ᾽> ἠὲ λέοντες
ἢ γράψαι χείρεσσι καὶ ἔργα τελεῖν ἅπερ ἄνδρες,
ἵπποι μέν θ᾽ ἵπποισι βόες δέ τε βουσὶν ὁμοίας
καί <κε> θεῶν ἰδέας ἔγραφον καὶ σώματ᾽ ἐποίουν
τοιαῦθ᾽ οἷόν περ καὐτοὶ δέμας εἶχον <ἕκαστοι>.

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„It is better to ride a pony than a horse which throws you.“

—  Navjot Singh Sidhu Indian cricketer and politician 1963

Referring to Dinesh Mongia, who was like a reliable pony than Sachin Tendulkar who at that time, was more like an unreliable horse, on a television broadcast (11 July 2002), during a one day match with Sri Lanka in England.

Victor Villaseñor Foto

„It was from this day on that I began to notice a real difference between our vaqueros on the ranch from Mexico and the gringo cowboys. The American cowboys always seemed so ready to act rough and tough, wanting to “break” the horse, cow, or goat or anything else. Where, on the other hand, our vaqueros—who used the word “amanzar,” meaning to make “tame,” for dealing with horses—had a whole different attitude towards everything. To “break” a horse, for the cowboys, actually, really meant to take a green, untrained horse and rope him, knock him down, saddle him while he fought to get loose, then mount him as he got up on all four legs, and ride the living hell out of the horse until you tired him out, taught him who was boss, and “broke” his spirit. To “amanzar” a horse, on the other hand, was a whole other approach that took weeks of grooming, petting, and leading the green horse around in the afternoon with a couple of well-trained horses. Then, after about a month, you began to put a saddle on the horse and tie him up in shade in the afternoon for a couple of hours until, finally, the saddle felt like just a natural part of him. Then, and only then, did a person finally mount the horse, petting and sweet-talking him the whole time, and once more the green horse was taken on a walk between two well-trained horses.“

—  Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940

Burro Genius: A Memoir (2004)

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„I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Though research done for Wikiquote indicates that the attribution of this remark to Hugo seems extensive on the internet, no source has been identified. It seems to be a statement a modern satirist might make, derived from one made circa 1910 by Mrs Patrick Campbell regarding homosexuals: "Does it really matter what these affectionate people do — so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses?"

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