Lion Quotes

By | November 26, 2008

He who doesn’t go to war roars like a lion

  • A brave man is scared of a lion three times: first when he sees the tracks; second when he hears the first roar; and third when they are face to face. ~ Somali Proverbs
  • A cat in a cage becomes a lion. ~ Indian Proverbs
  • A dog will always be a dog, even if he is raised by lions. ~ Lebanese Proverbs
  • A drunkard can be a sheep, a monkey or a lion. ~ Danish Proverbs
  • A flea can trouble a lion more than the lion can harm a flea. ~ Kenyan Proverbs
  • A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s claw. ~ English Proverbs
  • A hungry dog will bring a lion down. ~ Turkish Proverbs
  • A lion doesn’t fear a fly. ~ Yiddish Proverbs
  • A lion lurks in everyone’s heart; awake him not. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs
  • A living dog is better than a dead lion. ~ French Proverbs
  • A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. ~ Vernon Howard
  • An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. ~ Arabian Proverbs
  • An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery. ~ Walter Winchell
  • As long as you stay in a group, the lion will stay hungry. ~ Nigerian Proverbs
  • At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all. ~ Baltasar Gracian
  • Be a lion at home and a fox abroad. ~ Iranian Proverbs
  • Better to be a free dog than a caged lion. ~ Arabian Proverbs
  • Better to be an ant’s head than a lion’s tail. ~ Armenian Proverbs
  • Beware of the goat that is in the lion’s lair. ~ Bambara Proverbs
  • Brave is the lion tamer, brave is the world subduer, but braver is the one who has subdued himself. ~ Johann Gottfried Von Herder
  • Dead lions do not roar. ~ French Proverbs
  • Death was afraid of him because he had the heart of a lion. ~ Arabian Proverbs
  • Don’t be a lion in your own house. ~ Czech Proverbs
  • Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide. ~ Jean de La Fontaine
  • Even rabbits insult a dead lion. ~ Author Unknown
  • Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~ German Proverbs
  • Every dog is a lion at home. ~ H. G. Bohn
  • Fear an ignorant man more than a lion. ~ Kurdish Proverbx
  • For his master the dog is a lion. ~ Iranian Proverbs
  • For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion. ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • He who doesn’t go to war roars like a lion. ~ Iranian Proverb
  • He who killeth the lion when absent feareth a mouse when present. ~ English Proverb
  • I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  • I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes
  • I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar. ~ Winston Churchill
  • If a lion could talk, we could not understand him. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • In the eyes of the mouse the cat is a lion. ~ Albanian Proverb
  • It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down together if they are both asleep, but if one of them begins to get active, it is dangerous. ~ Crystal Eastman
  • It is better to be the head of a mouse than the tail of a lion. ~ Gypsy Proverb
  • It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions. ~ Daniel Defoe
  • It is little honor to the lion to seize the mouse. ~ German Proverb
  • It’s an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet. ~ Joanna Lumley
  • It’s better to be a free dog than a caged lion. ~ Arabian Proverb
  • It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. ~ Elizabeth Kenny
  • Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes. ~ The Talmud
  • March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. ~ Traditional Proverb
  • Necessity changes a lion into a fox. ~ Iranian Proverbs
  • Once a man has been bitten by a lion, he buys a dog. ~ Mozambican Proverbs
  • One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man. ~ George Fordyce
  • Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn. ~ Martin Amis
  • That’s a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes
  • The bachelor is a peacock, the engaged man a lion, and the married man a jackass. ~ German Proverbs
  • The first drink makes you a frisky gazelle, the second an impetuous zebra, the third a roaring lion, and with the fourth you become a silly donkey. ~ Turkish Proverbs
  • The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep. ~ Woody Allen Quotes
  • The lion believes that everyone shares his state of mind. ~ Mexican Proverbs
  • The lion is known by the scratch of his claws. ~ Gaelic Proverbs
  • The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen. ~ John H. Speke
  • The lion said: I am the best one to take care of my business. ~ Arabian Proverbs
  • The lion’s power lies in our fear of him. ~ Nigerian Proverbs
  • The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further off than the roar of a lion. ~ Arabian Proverbs
  • Two dogs can kill a lion. ~ Hebrew Proverbs
  • Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter. ~ African Proverbs
  • What is said over the dead lion’s body could not be said to him alive. ~ Congolese Proverbs
  • What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can. ~ German Proverbs
  • When a lion is old, he becomes the plaything of jackals. ~ Iranian Proverbs
  • When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs
  • Where the cattle stand together, the lion lies down hungry. ~ African Proverbs
  • Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath smells? ~ Berber Proverbs

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