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How great a quality is horse sense! Someone has defined it as that something which keeps horses from betting on men!
— Vincent Massey —

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

— W.C. Fields

I wanted to be a hummingbird.
It made sense to long for rapid wings and the ability to hover always
to be Huitzilopochtli taming my snakes.
Sometimes though, the thought exhausts me and
I want to be a slow horse, a tennis shoe.

— Ada Limon

Life is short, nature is hostile, and man is ridiculous; but oddly enough most misfortunes have their compensations, and with a certain humour and a good deal of horse-sense one can make a fairly good job of what is after all a matter of very small consequence.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

— Dale Carnegie

The words Lafayette used to describe that triumph-"I did not hesitate to be disagreeable to preserve my independence"-applied to getting his way regarding America as well. Perhaps the most emblematic anecdote foretelling Lafayette's stubborn refusal to give up his American dream was the boyhood story about how one day, one of his Parisian schoolteachers was talking up the virtues of an obedient horse. According to Lafayette, "I described the perfect horse as one which, at the sight of the whip, had the sense to throw his rider to the ground before he could be whipped.

— Sarah Vowell

A man aint so different from a horse or a mule, come long come short, except a mule or a horse has got a little more sense.

— William Faulkner

This was a little joke of John's; he used to say that a regular course of "the Birtwick horseballs" would cure almost any vicious horse; these balls, he said, were made up of patience and gentleness, firmness and petting, one pound of each to be mixed up with half a pint of common sense, and given to the horse every day.

— Anna Sewell

No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.

— Alexander Cockburn

When I breathe down my nose to say how do you do to a horse, it can hear that breath at anything up to twenty yards, for horses have the most acute sense of hearing.

— Barbara Woodhouse

How great a quality is horse sense! Someone has defined it as that something which keeps horses from betting on men!

— Vincent Massey

The definition of hell in the legal system is: endless due process and no justice; (in the corporate world) it would be: endless due diligence and no horse sense.

— Charlie Munger

The future is better than the past. Despite the crepe hangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands ... with tools ... with horse sense and science and engineering.

— Robert A. Heinlein

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