Horse Racing Quotes

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.- Damon Runyon

 

The only decent people I ever saw at the racecourse were horses.- James Joyce

 

Never bet on a sure thing unless you can afford to lose.- Anonymous

 

A horse gallops with his lungs,
Perseveres with his heart,
And wins with his character.- Tesio

 

A Horse! A Horse! my kingdom for a horse!- Shakespeare

 

If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse.- Unknown

 

You can lead a horse to manure but you can't make him drink.- Unknown

 

Horses just naturally have mohawk haircuts.- Unknown

 

The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.- Jacqueline Kennedy

 

Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.- Elizabeth Arden

 

He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.- Benjamin Franklin

 

If you cut a dog's head off, you get 25 hours bad luck. It is bad luck to kill a pegasus, unicorn,horse, or similar, if it is pure white in colour. (Followers of Dark and Death tend to disregard this). I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.- Woody Allen

 

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.- W C Fields

 

Look not a gift horse in the mouth.- Unknown

 

If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come back a horse.- Thomas Fuller

 

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.- Julius & Augustus Hare

 

They swayed about upon a rocking horse, And thought it Pegasus.- John Keats

 

I know two things about the horse And one of them is rather coarse.- Naomi Royde-Smith

 

My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that color.- Shakespeare

 

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.- R S Surtees

 

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.- The Talmud

 

Horses and jockeys mature earlier than people - which is why horses are admittedto race tracks at the age of two, and jockeys before they are old enough to shave.- Dick Deddoes

 

If you hear the sound of hoofbeats, don't look for zebra!- Unknown

 

In the world of mules there are no rules.- Ogden Nash

 

Yankee Doodle camer to town
Riding on a pony;
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni.- Anonymous - Nursery Rhyme

 

A horse is simply a horse.- Avicenna

 

Cavalier Tunes Boot and Saddle
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!- Robert Browning

 

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. - William Penn

 

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. - John Adams

 

England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women. - Robert Burton

 

Competitions are for horses, not artists. - Bela Bartok

 

I can make more generals, but horses cost money. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Happy art thou, as if every day thou hads't picked up a horseshoe. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits, and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful. - Simone Weil

 

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. - William Blake

 

And the hood of the horses shakes the crumbling field as they run. - Virgil

 

We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do. Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque, drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.-Lita Ford

 

Well, honey, I had the million dollar houses, I had the car, I had the horse, I had the barn; I had everything. Was I set free? I didn't even know what that meant.-Taylor Dayne

 

What do I really think? What do I believe in, without the horse manure?-George Segal

 

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.-Anne McCaffrey

 

What we are seeking so frantically elsewhere may turn out to be the horse we have been riding all along.-Harvey Cox

 

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.-Stephen Spender

 

When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.-John Webster

 

When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.-Eli Wallach

 

When my horse is running good, I don't stop to give him sugar.-Douglas Horton

 

When the motor was completed and tested, we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds, but that the power rapidly dropped till, at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.-Orville Wright

 

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.-Jackie Kennedy

 

Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse.-Groucho Marx

 

Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider.-Saint Augustine

 

With Crazy Horse, it's all one big, growing, smoldering sound, and I'm part of it. It's like gliding, or some sort of natural surfing.-Neil Young

 

With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.-Orville Wright

 

Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.-William Cavendish

 

Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.-Bette Midler

 

Yes, I think that when the Bible refers to a horse or a horseman, that's exactly what it means.-Tim LaHaye

 

Yes, I've just bought a new horse, named Jedi.-Bruce Boxleitner

 

You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.-Stan Laurel

 

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.-Maurice Denis

 

Ride the horse in the direction that it's going.-Werner Erhard

 

So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.-Eli Wallach

 

So, I see technology as a Trojan Horse: It looks like a wonderful thing, but they are going to regret introducing it into the schools because it simply can't be controlled.-Daniel Greenberg

 

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.-Winston Churchill

 

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.-Robert Frost

 

That and the fact that I knew that nobody was going to publish my work at Dark Horse or DC or anywhere.-Rob Walton

 

That was the first time I saw a horse start from a kneeling position!-Henny Youngman

 

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.-Max Frisch

 

The director took my face in his hands and asked me to show him my teeth, as with a horse. This happened on a Wednesday, and by the following Monday I was shooting.-Victoria Abril

 

The Giraffe took the horse's head and led him along on the most level parts of the road towards the railway station, and two or three chaps went along to help get the sick man into the train.-Henry Lawson

 

The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse - as a luxury befitting a young man.-Stendhal

 

The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.-Henny Youngman

 

The horse stares at its captor, barely remembering the free kicks of youth.-Mason Cooley

 

The horse's neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider's hand.-William Cavendish

 

The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.-William Cavendish

 

The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.-Adelaide Anne Procter

 

The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother, the horse, but never of his father, the donkey, in favor of others supposedly more reputable.-Clifford Geertz

 

The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse.-Jackie Kennedy

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing. That's because I don't know the horses personally.-Nat King Cole

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. - Winston Churchill

 

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. - W.C. Fields

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. - Author Unknown

 

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. - Mexican Proverb

 

The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never. - Yiddish Proverb

 

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. - C.W. Anderson

 

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. - Winston Churchill

 

People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are. - Marya Mannes

 

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world. - Josephine Demott Robinson

 

It's always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. - Author Unknown

 

Heaven is high and earth wide. If you ride three feet higher above the ground than other men, you will know what that means. - Rudolf C. Binding

 

He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.
- Author Unknown

 

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. - Arabian Proverb

 

Ah, steeds, steeds, what steeds! Has the whirlwind a home in your manes? Is there a sensitive ear, alert as a flame, in your every fiber? Hearing the familiar song from above, all in one accord you strain your bronze chests and, hooves barely touching the ground, turn into straight lines cleaving the air, and all inspired by God it rushes on! - Nikolai V. Gogol

 

To ride a horse is to ride the sky. - Author Unknown

 

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse. - Robert Smith Surtees

 

A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. - Gerald Raferty

 

I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.-Woody Allen

 

I'd horsewhip you if I had a horse.-S. J. Perelman

 

I'd like to play a horse, many people think I already have. Either end of the horse would be fine.-Dawn French

 

I'm the worst rider. I'm a terrible rider. Me and horses are not a good mix. For some reason, people are always trying to get me on a horse in a movie.-Dana Delany

 

I've done work for hire. I've worked for DC and Dark Horse.-Rob Walton

 

I've often said there's nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.-Ronald Reagan

 

I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse. You are just what you are, aren't you?-Jeremy Paxman

 

If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.-Charles Caleb Colton

 

If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it.-Richie Allen

 

If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one, be does not lose his property interest in him; but if he carries his slave into a free State, the law makes him free.-Benjamin F. Wade

 

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.-Marty Allen

 

If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.-Charles Ives

 

If Americans want to see results instead of rhetoric, if taxpayers would like solutions instead of sound bites, and hard work instead of horse trading, I suggest you take a short look, and it won't take much longer, at the accomplishments of this Congress.-Alcee Hastings

 

If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse.-Thomas Fuller

 

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.-W. H. Auden

 

If you're lucky enough to draw a good horse, you still have to ride him, then the next ones.-Chris LeDoux

 

In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.-Gary Cooper

 

Industry is a better horse to ride than genius.-Walter Lippmann

 

It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.-Mark Twain

 

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.-Stephen Leacock

 
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