My favorite animal is the mule. He has more horse sense than a horse. He knows when to stop eating - and he knows when to stop working.— Harry S. Truman
Wonderful Horse Sense quotations
You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The future is better than the past. Despite the crepe hangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands ... with tools ... with horse sense and science and engineering.
The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
Common sense is not so common.
In the corporate world, if you have analysts, due diligence, and no horse sense, you've just described hell.
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that's in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
Berkshire was built on the eternal verities: basic mathematics, basic horse sense, basic fear, and basic diagnosis of human nature to make predictions regarding human behavior. We stuck to the basics with a certain amount of discipline and it has worked out quite well.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said: Faster horses...
Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God either, and it is an easily observable fact that for countless numbers of persons the change from no-faith to faith makes no actual difference in the life.
Horse sense is the instinct that keeps horses from betting on men.
The definition of hell in the legal system is: endless due process and no justice; (in the corporate world) it would be: endless due diligence and no horse sense.
The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do.
The profession of music is lacking in horse sense, not only because the commonplace variety of horse is absent from its operations, but because parts of the horse are noticeably present.
Religion needs a baptism of horse sense.
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold. It plays house, as well as horse, having an instinct for it...At last we know not what it is to live in the open air, and our lives are domestic in more senses than we think.
I wish common sense was more common
Be wary of the horse with a sense of humor.
There's no sense in whipping a tired horse, because he'll quit on you.
More horses are whipped out of the money than into it.
Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God, either.
Never lose your sense of wonder.
My philosophy is simple: It's a down-home, common, horse-sense approach to things.
I've worked a lot of historical stuff back in Sweden and there's always conflict with horses. I get a bit paranoid when I'm on them, and they can sense that and they get a bit paranoid. It ends up in this bad spiral where I don't want to be on them, and they don't want me on their backs.
I learned why 'out riding alone' is an oxymoron: An equestrian is never alone, is always sensing the other being, the mysterious but also understandable living being that is the horse.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.
The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens. Others
Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their Craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.
Know the Self as Lord of the chariot, the body as the chariot itself, the discriminating intellect as the charioteer, and the mind as the reins. The senses, say the wise, are the horses; selfish desires are the roads they travel.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
In later years, when I started working in police ethics, I was professionally drawn back to the topic but as well was better able to see two sides to loyalty - its importance for certain central human relations such as friendships, but also its corruptibility in the sense that loyalty could be invoked against other moral constraints: it sometimes function as something of a moral Trojan horse, undermining other moral considerations.
I feel connected with people because of their sense of humor, worldview, and what they think and feel about certain existential issues (things not affected, in my view, by if someone rides a horse or drives a car or talks only IRL or only by typing), not how old they are, what they use to convey what they think and feel about certain existential issues, or if we have both watched the same TV shows or looked at the same websites.
Know thou the self (spirit) as riding in a chariot, The body as the chariot.
Know thou the intellect as the chariot-driver, And the mind as the reins. The senses, they say, are the horses; The objects of sense, what they range over. The self combined with senses and mind Wise men call "the enjoyer.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Computers are like horses; they can sense fear and will act based on that.
The theatre demanded of its members stamina, good digestion, the ability to adjust, and a strong sense of humor. There was no discomfort an actor didn't learn to endure. To survive, we had to be horses and we were.
Some persons follow the dictates of their conscience only in the same sense in which a coachman may be said to follow the horses he is driving.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
I'm lucky enough to have been in the age before the internet and now during the internet. I'm grateful to be a witness to that. It's horse and buggy versus car. To see how quickly things change has given me a renewed sense of optimism. Does that make sense?
When I breathe down my nose to say how do you do to a horse, it can hear that breath at anything up to twenty yards, for horses have the most acute sense of hearing.
How great a quality is horse sense! Someone has defined it as that something which keeps horses from betting on men!
A nation's not a child, for God's sake.
... It's like a wild horse you tame by breaking it. Or a fiery woman you slap till she sees sense and warms your bed.
The Englishman walks before the law like a trained horse in the circus.
He has the sense of legality in his bones, in his muscles.