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.
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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