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We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
George S. Patton
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
Henry David Thoreau
You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
O imitators, you slavish herd!
It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.
I love my kids as individuals, not as a herd, and I do have a herd of children: I have seven kids.
Republicans: steely, rational, paternalistic, respectful of authority, easy to herd, the party of No. Democrats: sugary, emotional, idealistic, yearning for novelty, hard to marshal, the party of Oh Yeah, Baby, Make Mama Feel Good.
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
We have within us, from the start, that which will distinguish us from the vulgar herd.
Jean Henri Fabre
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals.
Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.
I'm now happily remarried to a good cook, which encourages me to be lazy. I like to think that I'm a new man, but perhaps I'm not. I offset it by doing the ironing, though. She has a small farm in the New Forest with a herd of cattle, so she serves up a steak and kidney pie made with her own beef.
Not only do I know how to milk a cow, but I know how to herd a bunch of cows, too, which is a life skill that I think may come in handy someday.
People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that, to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest.
Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
Well, the big elephant in the whole system is the baby boomer generation that marches through like a herd of elephants. And we begin to retire in 2008.
My dad was the manager at the 45,000-acre ranch, but he owned his own 1,200-acre ranch, and I owned four cattle that he gave to me when I graduated from grammar school, from the eighth grade. And those cows multiplied, and he kept track of them for years for me. And that was my herd.
I don't want to follow the herd.
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Edgar R. Fiedler
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