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Sheep Food Quotes

“I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of a hundred lions led by a sheep.”
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand (1754-1838)


“It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
William Ralph Inge, English author. (1860-1954)

“They're cloning sheep. Great! Just what we need! Sheep that look more alike than they already do! Thanks a lot Scientific Community!”
Dave Barry, humorist.


“Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak!  Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.”
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)


“To create man was a quaint and original idea, but to add the sheep was tautology.”
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)


“I could not help wondering in my own it came to pass that our joints of meat were of such extraordinary shapes - and whether our butcher contracted for all the deformed sheep that came into the world; but I kept my reflections to myself.”
Charles Dickens, 'David Copperfield' (1850)


”There is something in the red of a raspberry pie that looks as good to a man as the red in a sheep looks to a wolf.”
E. W. Howe


“A wolf eats sheep but now and then,
Ten Thousands are devour'd by Men.”

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
‘Poor Richard's Almanac’


“My hearse will be followed not by mourning coaches but by herds of oxen, sheep, swine, flocks of poultry and a small traveling aquarium of live fish, all wearing white scarves in honor of the man who perished rather than eat his fellow creatures.”
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)


“Go along, go along quickly, and set all you have on the table for us. We don't want doughnuts, honey buns, poppy cakes, and other dainties; bring us a whole sheep, serve a goat and forty-year old mead! And plenty of vodka, not vodka with all sorts of fancies, not with raisins and flavorings, but pure foaming vodka, that hisses and bubbles like mad.”
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)


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