— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929
Context: You will divide the sheep from the goats and you will encourage the one and shepherd the other. You always had a leaning that way. Each of you will find the fight that suites yourself and your being. You will triumph, suffer, weep, rejoice, possibly die... If you die another will rise up in your name, if you don't die, you'll live an extremely long life. You are my angels, for whom an almost heaven waits... Your work will be long, however, long and hard before you can rest in it. The small god in Ch. 44 : the visitor
„Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
From a speech given at the Royal Academy of Art in 1953; quoted in Time magazine (11 May 1954).
„The sailor tells of winds, the ploughman of bulls,
the soldier counts his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.“
— Propertius Latin elegiac poet -47 - -14 a.C.
II, i, 43–4.
„But the implication of the psalm, is it not, is that we are sheep and that God is our shepherd? Why else would He put us in a pasture and protect us with a staff? But what I have never fully understood is why the shepherd blames the sheep when they become ill.“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Abbott Planchard, p. 212
„I will have shepherds for my philosophers,
Tall dreary men lying on the hills all night
Watching the stars, let their dogs watch the sheep.“
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: I will have shepherds for my philosophers, Tall dreary men lying on the hills all night Watching the stars, let their dogs watch the sheep. And I'll have lunatics For my poets, strolling from farm to farm, wild liars distorting The country news into supernaturalism — For all men to such minds are devils or gods — and that increases Man's dignity, man's importance, necessary lies Best told by fools. "The Silent Shepherds" (1958)
„A flock of sheep was moving slowly down a country lane which was bounded by high banks. A motorist in a hurry came up behind the flock and urged the shepherd to move his sheep to the side so that the car could drive through. The shepherd refused since he could not be sure of keeping all the sheep out of the way of the car in such a narrow lane. Instead he reversed the situation. He told the car to stop and then he quietly turned the flock round and drove it back past the stationary car.“
— Edward de Bono Maltese physician 1933
p. 100; Cited in Virginia K. Baillie et al. (1989) Effective Nursing Leadership: A Practical Guide. p. 244.
„Therefore to thee it was given
Many to save with thyself;
And, at the end of thy day,
O faithful shepherd! to come,
Bringing thy sheep in thy hand.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
„Homer often calls kings “shepherds of the people,” but nature more accurately applies the title to the good, since kings are more often in the position of the sheep than of the shepherd. They are led by strong drink and good looks and by baked meats and savory dishes and the dainties produced by cooks and confectioners, to say nothing of their craving for silver and gold and grander ambitions.“
— Philo Roman philosopher -20 - 45 a.C.
„Sooth't were a pleasant life to lead,
With nothing in the world to do
But just to blow a shepherd's reed,
The silent season thro'
And just to drive a flock to feed,—
Sheep—quiet, fond and few!“
— Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845
"Dolce far Niente", Stanza 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Poor shepherdless sheep! it was His delight, as the Good Shepherd, to lead them to rich pastures; and as they sat and stood around Him, they forgot their bodily wants in the beauty and power of His words.“
— John Cunningham Geikie Scottish Presbyterian minister and author 1824 - 1906
„If, then, the Greeks or others say that they were not committed to the care of Peter and his successors, they necessarily confess that they are not of the sheep of Christ; for the Lord says, in John, that there is one fold, one shepherd, and one only.“
— Pope Boniface VIII 193rd Pope of the Catholic Church
„Ring them bells Sweet Martha
For the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled with lost sheep.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941