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

Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838) French statesman
(Attributed)

Paraphrase of the statement attributed to Alexander the Great: "I am never afraid of an army of lions led into battle by a lamb. I fear more the army of lambs who have a lion to lead them."

Added on 14-Oct-05 | Last updated 26-Mar-10
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