Quarter Horse Youth

Famous quotes containing the words quarter, horse and/or youth:

    A quarter of an hour is worth a thousand pieces of gold.
    Chinese proverb.

    We read that the traveller asked the boy if the swamp before him had a hard bottom. The boy replied that it had. But presently the traveller’s horse sank in up to the girths, and he observed to the boy, “I thought you said that this bog had a hard bottom.” “So it has,” answered the latter, “but you have not got half way to it yet.” So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sprung from the West,
    He drank the valorous youth of a new world.
    The strength of virgin forests braced his mind,
    The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul.
    His words were oaks in acorns; and his thoughts
    Were roots that firmly gript the granite truth.
    Edwin Markham (1852–1940)