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Sheep Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sheep

Please enjoy these Sheep Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
- Thomas Fuller

 

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Never trust sheep.
- Ryan Stiles

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Baseball regards us as sheep.
- Curt Flood

Our cat is kind dove shellfish, and thinks the world is hers,
She finds a comfy spot and then we pet turtle sheep purrs.
- Brian P. Cleary

David wasn't thinking of being king when he was tending sheep;
he was just doing what God sat before him.
- John Fisher

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.
- Solon

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses
or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds.
- Henri La Fontaine

Somehow I think it was declared very early on that I was the -
if not the black sheep of the family,
not a very good student.
- Dustin Hoffman

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.
- George Washington

The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a
serious challenge to learning because students are
so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep.
- Suzanne Fields

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side,
and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have
undertaken this government.
- Oliver Cromwell

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five
years without having a cross word suggests a lack of
spirit only to be admired in sheep.
- Alan Patrick Herbert

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island
that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
- Dave Barry

After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
- Ernest Lehman

The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
- Austin O'Malley

I don't want anybody suspecting I am some sheep and
part of the Washington D.C.
establishment.
- George Nethercutt

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;
I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
- Alexander the Great

The return from cows and sheep in cheese is worth much
money every day in the season,
without calves and lambs, and without the manure,
which all return corn and fruit.
- Robert Grosseteste

I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.
- Ann Wilson

I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided
myself on being a leader and not a follower.
- Dustin Diamond

Without tradition, art is a
flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
- Robert Plant

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
- Edward Abbey

The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away.
I might be herding sheep next year.
- Elvis Presley

I feel kind of like the black sheep in Congress,
but here I am.
- Sonny Bono

You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest.
- Harry F. Banks

Within three months I had gone from being this black
sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star.
- Alison Moyet

Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.
- Yves Montand

After 27 years, I walked out of my first one a few months ago.
Black Sheep with Chris Farley.
- Gene Siskel

I love the lambs, not the sheep.
- Roger Peyrefitte

In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep,
one must above all be a sheep oneself.
- Albert Einstein

After the accident Black Sheep was pretty much at an end.
- Lou Gramm

Just because you want to be glamorous,
don't be a sheep about your eye makeup.
- Loretta Young

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion
than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep,
than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
- Daniel Defoe

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
- George S. Patton

In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear,
not skin, their sheep.
- Robert Herrick

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion.
The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a
butcher's stall passes as food.
- John Harvey Kellogg

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean Inge

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.
- Virgil

Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn,
but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.
- Sextus Propertius

Ideas are easy.
It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
- Sue Grafton

I'm death obsessed.
You know, I have death all over my house.
I have a stuffed two headed sheep!
- Kirk Hammett

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
- Elizabeth Kenny

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds,
the shepherd his sheep.
- Laurence J. Peter

Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily
driven than a single one.
- Richard Whately

People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader -
occasionally in the right direction.
- Alexander Chase

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

I was literally the black sheep of the family,
and there were definitely moments of discomfort while
my grandmother was working through her racism.
- Lisa Bonet

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

You might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.
- Howard Koch

We need more people speaking out.
This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers.
It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
- Bill Maher

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that
their interests and his own are the same.
- Stendhal

Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep,
to keep us tame and domesticated.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass
because they never look up,
we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.
- Allen Klein

New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep,
three million of whom think they are human.
- Barry Humphries

A truly strong person does not need the approval of
others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
- Vernon Howard

Usually when attorneys are assembling a jury,
they're just looking for sheep that are easily impressed.
- Johnny Kelly

It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep,
not to skin them.
- Tiberius

In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to
stop when you get down to the skin.
- Austin O'Malley

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers,
any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses,
but not how many friends.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The race of man, while sheep in credulity,
are wolves for conformity.
- Carl Van Doren

Too many leaders act as if the sheep...
their people...
are there for the benefit of the shepherd,
not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.
- Ken Blanchard


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