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Quotes of the Day for 8 September 2001 – Lions

On this day in 1157, Richard was born to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England. Although he eventually became King Richard I of England, he didn't much care for the job and spent almost none of his life in England - despite the romantic Robin Hood stories. As a young soldier his French subjects called him "Coeur de Lion" - we call him Richard the Lionhearted. Since we used the heart as our theme yesterday, here are some quotes on Lions.

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The quotes:

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
     - African proverb

Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
     - Alfred Victor Vigny, 1797 - 1863

At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.
     - Baltasar Gracian, 1601 - 1656

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
     - Sister Elizabeth Kenny, 1880 - 1952

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
     - Woody Allen


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