The grass is always greener where the fence isn't.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Good fences make good neighbors.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes.
What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.
And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention.
A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought...
When we parcel heaven and fence eternity, when the wildness is all tamed and torn, don't let me live to see.
To be what no one ever was,To be what everyone has been:Freedom is the mean of thoseExtremes that fence all effort in.
All things on earth point home in old October;
sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter; and our wine will burn our mouth. Only that good profits, which we can taste with all doors open, and which serves all men.
The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can't get out and those outside don't want to get in.
To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom.
Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round! Parents first season us;
then schoolmasters deliver us to laws; they send us bound to rules of reason, holy messengers, pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, bibles laid open, millions of surprises, blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, the sound of glory ringing in our ears: without, our shame; within, our consciences; angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array one cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in.
All human errors are impatience, a premature breaking off of methodical procedure, an apparent fencing-in of what is apparently at issue.
To most of you, your neighbor is a stranger, a guy with a barking dog and a high fence around him. Now you can't be a stranger to any guy who's on your own team. So tear down the fence that separates you, tear down the fence and you'll tear down a lot of hates and prejudices. Tear down all the fences in the country and you'll really have teamwork.
The other major issue you have no doubt heard about the decision to build a fence between Israel and the palestinians. There is no doubt in my mind that a fence will be built, political pressure are too heavy to resist. There is also no doubt that it will be ineffectual. Every day thousands of Palestinians enter Israel illegally. The vast majority seek work. The tide of humanity will overwhelm the fence and its guardians. Terrorists will follow in their path.
Build a little fence of trust around today;
Fill the space with loving deeds,
And therein stay.
Look not through the sheltering bars
God will help thee bear what comes of joy and sorrow.
What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
It's as if our electric grid didn't even have fences around it.
This is disgraceful what we do, and what we don't do, to protect the Internet.