Sheep Quotes

Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.

Madonna Louise Ciccone

An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.

Alexander III

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

James Bovard

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.

Ken Blanchard

The wolf cried when the sheep got drenched in rain.

Tamil proverb

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn, The humble sheep a threatning horn: While the Lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

William Blake

Not only the bull attacks his enemies with curved horn, but also the sheep, when harmed fights back.

Propertius Sextus

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.


The benevolent despot who sees himself as a shepherd of the people still demands from others the submissiveness of sheep.

Eric Hoffer

To you liberals, of course, goats are just sheep from broken homes.

Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.


Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.

Winston Churchill

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.

Dr. William Ralph Inge

It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we're always in other places, lost, like sheep.

Janet Frame

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