Lions Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lions quotes, lions sayings, and lions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


True, the lion is a mighty, noble animal, but it is an animal nevertheless!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A lion doesn't concern itself with the opinion of sheep.     

George R.R. Martin

If the lion was advised by the fox, he would be cunning.     

William Blake

Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat.     

Anton Szandor LaVey

A lion is called a 'king of beasts' obviously for a reason.     

Jack Hanna

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.     

Proverb

The lion is an emblem of the dream of absolute power -- and, as a wild rather than a domestic animal, he belongs to a world outside the realm of society and culture.     

Charles H. Hinnant

A Lion that hunts for survival in the jungle does not envy the one being fed in a zoo.     

Suhaib Rumi

Only a lion can recognize a lion's roar.     

Kodo Sawaki

The lion cares less about being king of the beasts than about finding his dinner.     

Mason Cooley

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.     

Rumi

The lion will lay down with the lamb, but every morning they'll have to provide a new lamb. Maybe this world is another planet's hell.     

Aldous Huxley

Lions are neither predators nor killers. They just go for hunting like kings; because they are the kings!     

Munia Khan

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.     

Proverb

Naked lions are just as dangerous as elegantly dressed ones.     

Susan Cain

If the lion didn't bite the tamer every once in a while, it wouldn't be exciting.     

Darrell Waltrip

The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.     

Rumi

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.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox.     

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Truth does not sit in a cave and hide like a lie. It wanders around proudly and roars loudly like a lion.     

Suzy Kassem

Lions don't have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don't talk, and those who talk don't work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.     

Les Brown

Lions would have fared better, had lions been the artists.     

John Henry Newman

The lion is the defender of faith, strength, valor, fortitude, and kingliness.     

Murray Zimiles

Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.     

Aaron Hill

A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.     

Chuck Jones

You know the lion is dangerous when it is quiet, stalking, sneaking up on its prey. Only after it has ambushed and killed its prey does the lion roar. It wants to intimidate the jackals.     

J. Hand

If a lion could speak, it would not understand itself.     

Michael Frayn

A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry.     

Salman Khan

When a lion doesn't get its prey, it remains hungry. When the prey saves himself, he has not won, but has saved his life.     

Uday Kotak

If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.     

Thomas More