Sheep Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sheep quotes, sheep sayings, and sheep proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry. John Muir
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander The Great
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard
It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny
Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats. Sue Grafton
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. Stendhal
It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. Thomas Fuller
It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them. Tiberius
Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces. Solon
A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. Edward R. Murrow
A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep. George R. R. Martin
Do exactly the opposite of what the sheep are doing in order to become the shepherd. Marshall Sylver
If a wolf attacks his sheep, the shepard kills the wolf, but he eats the sheep when he's hungry. Charlie Higson
Freedom for the wolves has often meant death to the sheep. Isaiah Berlin
Only a sheep with lion's heart can attack wolf, not the sheep with lion's teeth or with lion's claw. Mehmet Murat ildan
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. Benjamin Franklin
It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. Virgil
The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity. Carl Van Doren
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty Abraham Lincoln
No sheep wants to be first through the gate, but every sheep will be second. Tucker Max
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one. Richard Whately
To create man was a quaint and original idea, but to add the sheep was tautology. Mark Twain
The vain should be wise, for a giant is sometimes strangled by a fly, and there are times when towering giants stumble into pitfalls, and lions fear sheep. Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan
Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost. Allen Klein
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Blaming the wolf would not help the sheep much. The sheep must learn not to fall in the clutches of the wolf. Mahatma Gandhi
In order to be a perfect member of a flock of sheep, one has to be, foremost, a sheep. Albert Einstein
You are human, so stop acting as if though you are a sheep and start thinking for yourself. Stephen Richards
Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Alexander Graham Bell