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Frederick Russell Burnham

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I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of a hundred lions led by a sheep.
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Taking Chances (1944)

 
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Variants quoted as an anonymous proverb:
Better a herd of sheep led by a lion than a herd of lions led by a sheep.
A flock of sheep led by a lion was more powerful than a flock of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
It were better to have an army of sheep led by a lion than an army of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion, will defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion would be superior to an army of lions led by a sheep.
Unsourced attribution to Alexander: I would not fear a pack of lions led by a sheep, but I would always fear a flock of sheep led by a lion.

 
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I am more afraid of one hundred sheep led by a lion than one hundred lions led by a sheep.

 
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An army composed of sheep but led by a lion is more powerful than an army of lions led by a sheep.

 
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An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep.

 
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Greater is an army of sheep led by a lion, than an army of lions led by a sheep.

 
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