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Famous quotes containing the word riders:

    To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night—brothers who see now they are truly brothers.
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    Good swimmers drown and good riders get thrown.
    Chinese proverb.

    There where the course is,
    Delight makes all of the one mind,
    The riders upon the galloping horses,
    The crowd that closes in behind....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)