A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 13, 2007
“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction”

"Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction” is often said to be an old cowboy saying, but its author is unknown. The cowboy proverb is cited from at least 1993.


Horse Quotes, Horse Sayings, Horse Proverbs
“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear and a fool from any direction.”
Old cowboy saying, wise, simple and true.

Google Groups: alt.cult.movies
Newsgroups: alt.cult-movies
From: (Michael Fuhr)
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1993 21:38:30 GMT
Local: Sat, Sep 25 1993 5:38 pm
Subject: Re: My favorite flicks.

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.”
-Unknown

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Tuesday, March 13, 2007 • Permalink


"The cowboy proverb is cited from at least 1993.”

True, particularly if you’re only sourcing the Intertubes.

Posted by Poke  on  06/16  at  11:21 PM

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