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It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.
After all, the wool of a black sheep is just as warm.
I wanted to be a farmer's wife. I thought it would be quite fun to wake up of a morning, collect eggs and have sheep and pigs as pets. I know now that it would also involve having to sleep with the farmer, but at the time I wasn't thinking about the sexual implications - I was 11.
The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time.
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
William Ralph Inge
I've eaten sheep's eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.
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.
Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.
I dug the idea that I was being perceived as the black sheep of my family, but for me, it was like, I was a rebel, and that to me was most important.
I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.
It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
Henry David Thoreau
Never trust sheep.
I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.
People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction.
There is a very real danger that financial regulation will become a wolf in sheep's clothing.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
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.
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
Sheep farming is heavily subsidized in Great Britain. Without the subsidies, the green grazing in the valley of the River Exe would be gone. The handsome agricultural landscape of which the British are so proud, carefully husbanded since Boudicca's day, would be replaced by natural growth. The most likely growth is real-estate developments.
P. J. O'Rourke
Just because you want to be glamorous, don't be a sheep about your eye makeup.
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.
John F. Kennedy
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