Famous Horse Quotes From Well-Known People

Updated on April 2, 2018
Abraham Lincoln: 'I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace'
Abraham Lincoln: 'I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace'

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

Abraham Lincoln – It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river

Amber Senti - The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back

Bret Harte - Of all animals kept for the recreation of mankind the horse is alone capable of exciting a passion that shall be absolutely hopeless

Dale Taylor - Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses

Elias Canetti - Whenever you observe a horse closely, you feel as if a hum being sitting inside were making fun of you

Emir Abd-El-Kader - By reason of his elegance, he resembles an image painted in a palace, though he is as majestic as the palace itself

Frederico Tesio - A horse gallops with his lings, perseveres with his heart, and wins with his character

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

Greg Darnall - People ought to quit worrying so much about whispering to their horses and just start listening to them

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

Ian Flemming - A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle

James Whitcomb Riley - I love the horse from hoof to head, From head to hoof and tail to mane. I love the horse as I have said, From head to hoof and back again

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

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

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

Mark Helprin - The horse moved like a dancer, which is not surprising. A horse is a beautiful animal, but it is perhaps most remarkable because it moves as f it always hears music

Oliver Wendell Holmes - The sunshine’s golden gleam is thrown, on sorrel, chestnut, bay and roan

Paul Mellon - The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being

Pam Brown - A horse is the projection of people’s dream about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence

Peter Gray - We have all forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more feeble animal, to ride upon its back

Piers Anthony - A horse is wonderful by definition

Ralph Waldo Emerson - ‘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’

Reiner Klimke - My horses are my friends, not my slaves

Winston Churchill: 'No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle'
Winston Churchill: 'No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle'

Ronald Duncan - The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave

R.B. Cunningham-Graham - God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses

Samuel Johnson - A fly may sting a stately horse and make him wince ; but one is an insect, and the other a hose still

Tom Dorrance - When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that the animal has outfoxed them

Toni Robinson - He has galloped through young girls’ dreams, added richness to grown women’s lives, and served men in war and strife

William Shakespeare – A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

William Shakespeare - He doth nothing but talk of his horse

William Shakespeare - His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch, and his countenance enforces homage. He is indeed, a horse

William Shakespeare – 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 that the pipe of Hermes

William Shakespeare – Through his mane and tail the high wind sings, fanning the hairs who wave like feather’d wings

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

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

Anonymous - ‘Horses lend us the wings we lack’


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        Lisajspr 

        5 years ago

        I love dogs, but my horse is as good a best friend as any dog, only quieter.

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        TycoonSam 

        5 years ago from Washington, MI

        Very interesting Hub. I had no idea there were so many quotes about horses.

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