Quotes and Sayings about Sheep



"They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them."
- Ed Asner
(Related: People, Credit, Nation, President, Sheep)

"Where does virgin wool come from? The sheep that runs the fastest."
- Harry F. Banks
(Related: Sheep)

"Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Being, Ireland, Sheep)

"Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Media, Sheep, Today, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Act, Leaders, Responsibility, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Family, Moments, Racism, Sheep)

"I feel kind of like the black sheep in Congress, but here I am."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Congress, Sheep)

"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner."
- James Bovard
(Related: Democracy, Sheep, Voting)

"You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Liberals, Sheep)

"Tis a dainty thing to command, though twere but a flock of sheep."
- Miguel De Cervantes
(Related: Sheep)

"People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Leader, People, Direction, Right, Sheep)

"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Art, Innovation, Sheep, Tradition)

"Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friends, Man, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Pet, Sheep, World)

"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
(Related: Government, Sheep, Wood)

"Give these Indians little farms, survey them, let them put fences around them, let them have their own horses, cows, sheep, things that they can call their own, and it will do away with tribal Indians."
- George Crook
(Related: Cows, Horses, Sheep, Will)

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

"Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Flags, Flying, Houses, Man, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Leader, Being, Sheep)

"The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity."
- Carl Van Doren
(Related: Conformity, Credulity, Man, Race, Sheep)

"In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Order, Sheep)

"The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers."
- Edgar R. Fiedler
(Related: Instinct, Sheep)

"The lopsided attitudes of college professors pose a serious challenge to learning because students are so susceptible to becoming lopsided sheep."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Challenge, College, Learning, Sheep, Students)

"David wasn't thinking of being king when he was tending sheep; he was just doing what God sat before him."
- John Fisher
(Related: God, Being, Sheep, Thinking)

"Baseball regards us as sheep."
- Curt Flood
(Related: Baseball, Sheep)

"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 supper."
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Rights, Majority, Sheep, Voting)

"Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds."
- Henri La Fontaine
(Related: Sheep, Will)

"It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we're always in other places, lost, like sheep."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Travel, End, Sheep)

"The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: People, Being, Fact, Metaphor, Sheep)

"It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Peace, Madness, Sheep, Talk)

"Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Ideas, Execution, Sheep)

"After the accident Black Sheep was pretty much at an end."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Accident, End, Pretty, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Money, Cows, Day, Sheep, Worth)

"Know that each acre of fallow ought to support yearly two sheep at the least, then a hundred acres of fallow can support two hundred sheep, two hundred acres, four hundred sheep and so on."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Sheep, Support)

"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
(Related: Sheep, Yield)

"We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it's pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Men, Sex, Kissing, Pretty, Sheep, Talking)

"I'm death obsessed. You know, I have death all over my house. I have a stuffed two headed sheep!"
- Kirk Hammett
(Related: Death)

"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
(Related: People, Living, Sheep, Spirit, Years)

"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
(Related: People, Living, Sheep, Spirit, Word, Years)

"In things a moderation keep; Kings ought to shear, not skin, their sheep."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Kings, Moderation, Sheep, Skin)

"Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: History, Men, Thought, Body, Influence, Sheep, Will)

"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
(Related: Family, Sheep)

"He was scarcely then a year old, and knew so little of herding that he had never turned a sheep in his life; but as soon as he discovered it was his duty to do so I can never forget with what anxiety and eagerness he learned his different evolutions."
- James Hogg
(Related: Life, Anxiety, Duty, Forget, Old, Sheep)

"It would require more hands to manage a stock of sheep, gather them from the hills, force them into houses and folds, and drive them to markets, than the profits of the whole stock were capable of maintaining."
- James Hogg
(Related: Force, Houses, Sheep)

"A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Approval, Needs, Sheep)

"New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Country, Sheep)

"The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness."
- Robert M. Hutchins
(Related: College)

"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
(Related: Opinion, Quarrel, Reality, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Opinion, Sheep, Vegetarianism)

"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
(Related: Food, Lying, Sheep)

"Usually when attorneys are assembling a jury, they're just looking for sheep that are easily impressed."
- Johnny Kelly
(Related: Jury, Sheep)

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life."
- Elizabeth Kenny
(Related: Life, Day, Sheep)

"The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Sports, People, American, Right, Sheep)

"Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white."
- Alfred Kinsey
(Related: World)

"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
(Related: Focus, Problems, Sheep)

"You might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb."
- Howard Koch
(Related: Sheep)

"After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm."
- Ernest Lehman
(Related: Sheep)

"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Act, Liberty, Sheep)

"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
(Related: People, Country, Sheep)

"Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians."
- Yves Montand
(Related: Sheep)

"Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Being, Months, Sheep)

"I don't want anybody suspecting I am some sheep and part of the Washington D.C. establishment."
- George Nethercutt
(Related: Sheep, Want, Washington)

"The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Sheep)

"In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Sheep, Skin, Taxes)

"We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way."
- George S. Patton
(Related: People, Sheep)

"The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Sheep, Wounds)

"I love the lambs, not the sheep."
- Roger Peyrefitte
(Related: Love, Sheep)

"People are sheepish when they approach me."
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: People)

"I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time."
- Robert Plant
(Related: Time, Sheep)

"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Education, Men, Rest, Sheep)

"The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Sheep)

"Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn, but also the sheep, when harmed fights back."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Enemies, Sheep)

"I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Attitude, Being, Country, England, Sheep, Value, Years)

"But you can't focus on things that matter if all you've been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Funny, Focus, Sheep, Sleep, Years)

"After 27 years, I walked out of my first one a few months ago. Black Sheep with Chris Farley."
- Gene Siskel
(Related: First, Months, Sheep, Years)

"Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces."
- Solon
(Related: Wisdom, People, Learning, Sheep)

"Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears."
- Joanna Southcott
(Related: Music, Joy, Night, Nothing, Sheep)

"The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same."
- Stendhal
(Related: Sheep)

"I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!"
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Time, Sheep, Variety, Will)

"Never trust sheep."
- Ryan Stiles
(Related: Trust, Sheep)

"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
(Related: Army, Sheep)

"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Culture, Sheep)

"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them."
- Tiberius
(Related: Duty, Sheep, Skin)

"It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be."
- Virgil
(Related: May, Sheep)

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
- George Washington
(Related: Dumb, Freedom, May, Sheep, Speech)

"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Men, Sheep)

"I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep."
- Ann Wilson
(Related: Sheep)

"I kept having chills. This was in the middle of the summer and I was wearing a sheepskin jacket and I was chilling. I was shaking all over."
- Dick York
(Related: Summer)

"Just because you want to be glamorous, don't be a sheep about your eye makeup."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Eye, Makeup, Sheep, Want)