Oxen Quotes

Oxen Quotes by Jenny Lawson, Gautama Buddha, Sonya Sones, George Herbert, Gunter Grass, William Butler Yeats and many others.

One ox, two oxen. One fox, two foxen.

One ox, two oxen. One fox, two foxen.
Jenny Lawson
Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.
Gautama Buddha
Ready or not, here I come I’m so tired of this dumb game of hide and seek Olly olly oxen free Show yourself, you’re scaring me Come out, come out, where ever you are You’ve taken this thing way too far
Sonya Sones
Beauty draws more than oxen.
George Herbert
The patience of poverty. In rice fields, backs bent forever. Amazing, man outoxens the oxen and still smiles. The mystery of India, say Indologists.
Gunter Grass
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.
William Butler Yeats
That which the French proverb hath of sickness is true of all evils, that they come on horseback, and go away on foot; we have often seen a sudden fall or one meal’s surfeit hath stuck by many to their graves; whereas pleasures come like oxen, slow, and heavily, and go away like post-horses, upon the spur.
Joseph Hall
Happy he who far from business, like the primitive are of mortals, cultivates with his own oxen the fields of his fathers, free from all anxieties of gain.
Democracy is like three oxen pulling a plough. The oxen are the independent powers, but you have to walk in the same direction; otherwise, you cannot plough and that is what was happening in Colombia. One ox was walking in one direction, the other in another direction, so the democracy was not working.
Juan Manuel Santos
Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.
John le Carre
Our enlightened posterity will look back upon us who eat oxen and sheep, just as we look upon cannibals.
William Winwood Reade
If oxen and horses and lions could draw and paint, they would delineate the gods in their own image.
One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.
James Howell
Happy he who far from business persuits
Tills and re-tills his ancestral lands
With oxen of his own breeding
Having no slavish yoke about his neck.
Too slow, the wagons of years,
The oxen of days–too glum.
Our god is the god of speed,
Our heart–our battle-drum.
Vladimir Mayakovsky
If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
Seymour Cray
Our panaceas cure but few ails, our general hospitals are private and exclusive. We must set up another Hygeia than is now worshiped. Do not the quacks even direct small doses for children, larger for adults, and larger still for oxen and horses? Let us remember that we are to prescribe for the globe itself.
Henry David Thoreau
I come from pioneer stock, developers of the West, people who went out into the wilderness and set up home with nothing but a pair of oxen.
Joni Mitchell
Money appears as measure (in Homer, e.g. oxen) earlier than as medium of exchange, because in barter each commodity is still its own medium of exchange. But it cannot be its own or its own standard of comparison.
Karl Marx
It seemed a strange thing to him, when earth was earth and rain was rain, that scrawny pines should grow in the scrub, while by every branch and lake and river there grew magnolias. Dogs were the same everywhere, and oxen and mules and horses. But trees were different in different places.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The earth was our home, she would have said, but no less was it home to the oxen that pulled our plows or the elephants that roamed in the forest and worked for us. They lived with us as partners whose well-being was inseparable from our own.
Eknath Easwaran
Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat.
Samuel Johnson
Beauty drawes more then oxen.
George Herbert