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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
To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
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.
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.
As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits... the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied.
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
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
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.
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.
I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself.
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.
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.
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
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.
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'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
Henry David Thoreau
But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much.
We are the most amazing creatures that this world has ever produced, but we seem to also have this herd mentality; we seem to be the most stupid, also.
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.
When I go to business meetings, I'm still told way too often by some receptionist, 'The mail room is downstairs,' to believe that racial perceptions don't still exist. But I figure there are always going to be knuckleheads no matter how many of their herd get stuck in the tar pits of progress.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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