Fox Quotes & Sayings

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“Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery
“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
“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.” – William Blake
“The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion.” – William Blake
“The sleeping fox catches no poultry.” – Benjamin Franklin
“The fox changes his fur but not his habits.” – Anonymous
“Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact.” – Ambrose Bierce
“Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” – The Bible
A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.” – Ruth Weston
“A fox may steal your hens, sir, / . . . If lawyer’s hand is fee’d sir, / He steals your whole estate.” – John Gay
“And just like a midsummer nights breeze, she ran away, into the moonlight, a fox, proud and strong. The lone wolf walked away, saddened she was gone.” – Jason Winchester
“He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.” – Niels Henrik Abel
“When I jog it’s like a dancing dog. Well, it’s more of a foxtrot.” – Jarod Kintz
“What a hungry fox constantly dreams of is a chicken!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“In a society where every man is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
Many foxes grow gray, but few grow good. – Benjamin Franklin
A fox should not be of the jury at a goose’s trial.” – Thomas Fuller
An election is coming: Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.” – George Eliot
A prince must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.” – Machiavelli

Fox Proverbs

“Let every fox take care of his own tail.” – Italian
“You will catch the fox with cunning, and the wolf with courage.” – Albanian
“He who has to do with foxes must look after his hen-roost.” – German
“Old foxes want no tutors.” – Dutch
“So you tell me there are wolves on the mountain, and foxes in the valley.” – Spanish
“It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach” – French
“An old fox understands the trap” – Unknown
“A client twixt his attorney and counselor is like a goose twixt two foxes.” – Unknown
“A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four.” – Serbian proverb
“Relatives are the worst friends, said the fox as the dogs took after him.” – Danish proverb

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