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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.
Never trust sheep.
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.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
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.
I'm not a sheep.
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 think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
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.
I was the black sheep of the family, and my mother never really understood me.
I was the kind of child who worked hard every day with the cows and sheep - I was a very aggressive boy.
Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn, but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.
When I was a punk teenager, I rebelled because lots of people in Iceland think that foreigners are evil and that if you don't wear woolen hats and eat sheep, you're betraying your heritage.
The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers.
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
Being a black sheep is a way I would describe myself.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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