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The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
Every year, about 10 billion farm animals go through America's horrific factory farm system: cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, lamb. There, they are subjected to unimaginable and torturous confinement in vast factories where they never see the light of day. Agribusiness goes out of its way to make sure you don't see the inside of those factory farms.
People, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction.
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
I have a hippopotamus skull next to my bed, called Gregory. When I was six, my three sisters and I clubbed together and paid £4 for it in a junk shop. We collected owl pellets, ostrich eggs and sheep skulls for our natural history museum at home.
The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
I'm a sheep when it comes to opinions; I will change my mind and jump on the bandwagon.
Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.
Saint Patrick's Day
New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.
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.
I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.
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.
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.
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.
Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
I'm not a sheep.
I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
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.
Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.
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.
Being a black sheep is a way I would describe myself.
I was the kind of child who worked hard every day with the cows and sheep - I was a very aggressive boy.
To rally every black sheep is my goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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