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Halter Quotes


"To a greedy eating horse a short halter." - George Herbert

"Damn to him who ever lived to wear a Halter!" - Bartholomew Roberts

"Mention not a halter in the house of him that was hanged." - George Herbert

"The horse that drawes after him his halter, is not altogether escaped." - George Herbert

"Man must either make provision of sense to understand, or of a halter to hang himself." - Antisthenes

"No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law." - John Trumbull (poet)

"A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter." - Proverbs

"No man e'er felt the halter draw, With good opinion of the law." - John Trumbull

"Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart, And often took leave; but was loth to part." - Matthew Prior

"I tell ye true, liberty is the best of all things; never live beneath the noose of a servile halter." - William Wallace

"Now fitted the halter, now traversed the cart, And often took leave, but was loth to depart." - Matthew Prior

"I can deal with your judgment, because I've always marched to the beat of my own drummer-ever since i cut my camp shirt into a halter top." - Hannah

"They know how to think. From the Arabs I have learned one thing: if you are led by Authority, that means you are led by a halter." - Adelard of Bath

"Pleasant, a steed in a leather halter; Also pleasant, alliance with a king. Pleasant, the hero that destroys not the yielding; Also pleasant, the splendid Cymraec language." - Taliesin

"Thus you are led from moment to moment in your halter of preoccupation with self, and kindled instantly to displeasure, impatience or anger if an obstacle intervenes." - Tito Colliander

"They that marry ancient people, merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hope that one will come and cut the halter." - Thomas Fuller

"To hang out in a gay bar or put on a sequined halter top makes me feel like a total person." - Dennis Rodman

"Fancy that thou deservest to be hangedthou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged ina hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp." - Thomas Carlyle

"You know the legend. Stab them in the heart and they"ll die. (Ravyn) Call me Buffy. I'm even blond, but do' ask me to wear a halter top. Or corset. (Susan)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You know the legend. Stab them in the heart and they'll die. (Ravyn) Call me Buffy. I'm even blond, but don't ask me to wear a halter top. Or corset. (Susan)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Ignorance is servitude, because as a man thinks, so he is; a man who does not think for himself and allows himself to be guided by the thought of another is like the beast led by a halter." - Jose Rizal

"I remember going to the wardrobe-fitting for the first time and seeing all the cool high-waisted jeans and halter-tops - and that style is coming back anyway - so I loved that!" - Elle Fanning

"Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a halter intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men." - Josiah Quincy II

"Fancy that thou deservest to be hanged... thou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged in a hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp." - Thomas Carlyle

"To abandon your shield is the basest of crimes; nor may a man thus disgraced be present at the sacred rites, or enter their council; many, indeed, after escaping from battle, have ended their infamy with the halter." - Tacitus

"We are snared into doing things for which we get called names, and things for which we get hanged, and yet the spirit may well survive - survive the condemnations, survive the halter, by Jove! And there are things - they look small enough sometimes too - by which some of us are totally and completely undone." - Joseph Conrad

"The calf scramble will be during both rodeo performances and consist of children attempting to catch and halter several loose calves. If a child succeeds, he or she will receive a certificate to purchase a breeding animal to raise and bring back to the livestock show next year." - Kim Carnes

"A young woman with long hair and a short white halter dress walks through the casino at the Riviera in Las Vegas at one in the morning. It was precisely this moment that made Play It As It Lays begin to tell itself to me." - Joan Didion

"Foote,' (said lord Sandwich) 'I have often wondered what catastrophe would bring you to your end; but I think, that you must either die of the p-x, or the halter.'-'My lord,' (replied Foote instantaneously) 'that will depend upon one of two contingencies;-whether I embrace your lordship's mistress, or your lordship's principles." - Samuel Foote

"What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy? Remember the 'index expurgatorius', the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter and the guillotine." - John Adams

"I started spending time at stables with my daughter while she was riding. I was reminded of my love for the form and different aspects of the horse. Then I thought about the bit, halter, and bridle in terms of how we harness and ride this animal. There were a lot of interesting elements to explore." - Jill Greenberg

"Dr. Johnson has said that the chief glory of a country arises from its authors. But then that is only as they are oracles of wisdom; unless they teach virtue, they are more worthy of a halter than of the laurel." - Jane Porter

"I love to consider an Infidel, whether distinguished by the title of deist, atheist, or free-thinker, by three different lights, in his solitude, his afflictions, and his last moments.... [In these situations such people show themselves] in solitude, incapable or rapture or elevation, ... in distress, [with] a halter or a pistol the only refuge [they] can fly to, ... [and liable to conversion] at the approach of death." - Richard Steele

"With his back to us, Sean tugs the halter from the mare's head. She kicks out, but he steps out of the way as if it were nothing at all. With a shake of her mane, she leaps mightily into the water. For a moment she struggles over the waves, and then she is swimming. Just a wild black horse in a deep blue sea full of the ashes of other dead boys." - Maggie Stiefvater

"From Augustine down, theologians have tried to compel people to accept their special interpretation of the Scripture, and the tortures of the inquisition, the rack, the thumb-screw, the stake, the persecutions of witchcraft, the whipping of naked women through the streets of Boston, banishment, trials of heresy, the halter about Garrison's neck, Lovejoy's death, the branding of Captain Walker, shouts of infidel and atheist, have all been for this purpose." - Matilda Joslyn Gage

"Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning. She's walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug. All right. Now she's out of her mind, drunk." - Bill O'Reilly

"A work in progress quickly becomes feral. It reverts to a wild state overnight. It is barely domesticated, a mustang on which you one day fastened a halter, but which now you cannot catch. It is a lion you cage in your study. As the work grows, it gets harder to control; it is a lion growing in strength. You must visit it every day and reassert your mastery over it. If you skip a day, you are, quite rightly, afraid to open the door to its room. You enter its room with bravura, holding a chair at the thing and shouting, "Simba!" - Annie Dillard