one man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge
- People may take different degrees of liberty depending on our opinion of them.
1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. ix. K4 This prouerbe..saith, that some man maie steale a hors better, Than some other maie stande and loke vpone.
1591 LYLY Endymion III. iii. Some man may better steale a horse, then another looke ouer the hedge.
1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 128 One man may better steal a horse, then another look over the hedge. If we once conceive a good opinion of a man, we will not be perswaded he doth any thing amiss; but him whom we have a prejudice against, we are ready to suspect on the sleightest occasion.
1894 J. LUBBOCK Use of Life ii. ‘One man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge’..because the one does things pleasantly, the other disagreeably.
1921 A. BENNETT Things that have interested Me 315 Strange how one artist may steal a horse while another may not look over a hedge.
1957 R. WEST Fountain Overflows xi. Fancy him caring for her after all these years. Particularly when she treated him the way she did. But there, some people can steal a horse, and others aren’t allowed to look over the gate.
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