Like him in Aesop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
A man may well bring a horse to the water, But he cannot make him drink without he will.