Black Beauty Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from Black Beauty
  1. #1
    “I shall miss you very much, James, but we shall pull through, and there’s nothing like doing a kindness when ‘tis put in your way, and I am glad I can do it.”
  2. #2
    “I wouldn’t vex our people for anything; I love them, I do.”
  3. #3
    “She’ll be as good as Black Beauty by and bye. Kindness is all the physic she wants, poor thing!”
  4. #4
    “They’ll soon take you away, and I shall lose the only friend I have, and most likely we shall never see each other again. ‘Tis a hard world!”
  5. #5
    “It seems that horses have no relations; at least, they never know each other after they are sold.”
  6. #6
    “I hope you will fall into good hands, but a horse never knows who may buy him, or who may drive him.”
  7. #7
    “If we could act a little more according to common sense, and a good deal less according to fashion, we should find many things work easier.”
  8. #8
    “I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.”
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  1. #9
    “If a thing is right it can be done, and if it is wrong it can be done without; and a good man will find a way.”
  2. #10
    “My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.”
  3. #11
    “Do you know why this world is as bad as it is?... It is because people think only about their own business, and won’t trouble themselves to stand up for the oppressed, nor bring the wrong-doers to light... My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”
  4. #12
    “There is no religion without love,
    and people may talk as much as
    they like about their religion, but
    if it does not teach them to be good
    and kind to man and beast,
    it is all a sham.”
  5. #13
    “If they strain me up tight, why, let ‘em look out! I can’t bear it, and I won’t.”
  6. #14
    “It is good people who make good places.”
  7. #15
    “They always think they can improve upon Nature and mend what God has made.”
    Anna Sewell
    Black Beauty
  8. #16
    “We horses must take things as they come, and always be contented and willing so long as we are kindly used.”
  1. #17
    “Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them look sharp.”
  2. #18
    “My doctrine is this, that if we see
    cruelty or wrong that we have the
    power to stop, and do nothing, we
    make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”
  3. #19
    “He said cruelty was the devil’s own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end. On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God’s mark.”
  4. #20
    “We shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be towards man or towards beast.”
  5. #21
    “If you in the morning
    Throw minutes away,
    You can’t pick them up
    In the course of a day.
    You may hurry and scurry,
    And flurry and worry,
    You’ve lost them forever,
    Forever and aye.”
  6. #22
    “We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.”
  7. #23
    “I said, ‘I have heard people talk about war as if it was a very fine thing.’
    ‘Ah!’ said [Captain], ‘I should think they never saw it. No doubt it is very fine when there is no enemy, when it is just exercise and parade, and sham-fight. Yes, it is very fine then; but when thousands of good brave men and horses are killed, or crippled for life, it has a very different look.’
    ‘Do you know what they fought about?’ said I.
    ‘No,’ he said, ‘that is more than a horse can understand, but the enemy must have been awfully wicked people, if it was right to go all that way over the sea on purpose to kill them.”
  8. #24
    “My troubles are over, and I am finally home.”
  9. #25
    “Good Luck is rather particular who she rides with, and mostly prefers those who have got common sense and a good heart; at least that is my experience.”
  10. #26
    “Oh! if people knew what a comfort to a horse a light hand is...”
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