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Animal Proverbs 1 of 6
"Be wise as serpents; gentle as doves."
"Curses, like chickens, come home to roost."
"By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree."
"When a camel is at the foot of a mountain then judge of his height."
"A crab does not beget a bird."
"When the snake is in the house, one need not discuss the matter at length."
"Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake."
"A kind word can attract even the snake from his nest."
"Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest."
"Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water."
"If you call one wolf, you invite the pack."
"Caution is not cowardice; even the ants march armed."
"Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants."
"The fool who owns an ox is seldom recognized as a fool."
"If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great
"It is not a fish until it is on the bank."
"Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his
"I am a prince and you are a prince; who will lead the donkeys?"
"The cat which did not reach the sausage said: Anyhow it is Friday."
"If you are buying a cow, make sure that the price of the tail is included."
"Cats don't catch mice to please God."
"If you want to keep camels, have a big enough door."
"The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel."
"You never know how a cow catches a rabbit."
"Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you."
"Only when you have crossed the river can you say the crocodile has a lump
on his snout."
"Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting."
"A hero only appears once the tiger is dead."
"The child of a tiger is a tiger."
"The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into
"Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important."
"Fuel is not sold in a forest, nor fish on a lake."
"Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder."
"Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods."
"Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain."
"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently."
"To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing."
"Flatters, like cats, lick and then scratch."
prov·erb n. An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage. (source Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)
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