Cornerstones

Horses

(John McKinney, 1960, The Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

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

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

No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.
Herman Melville

Through the days of love and celebration and joy, and through the dark days of mourning -- the faithful horse has been with us always.
Elizabeth Cotten

A man on a horse is spiritually, as well as physically, bigger than a man on foot.
John Steinbeck

I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.
Abraham Lincoln

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprints of a horse beside it.
John Trotwood Moore

There is something about riding down the street on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing.
Will Rogers

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
William Shakespeare

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Revelation 19:11-21 (KJV)

They say princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
Ben Johnson

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.
Linda McCartney

No one can teach riding so well as a horse.
C.S. Lewis

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.
Charles M. Russell

I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse.
John Galsworthy

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