Cats Sayings and Quotes

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

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.     

Doug Larson

There is something about the presence of a cat... that seems to take the bite out of being alone.     

Louis J. Camuti

Cats come and go without ever leaving.     

Martha Curtis

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope.     

Arab Proverb

The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by.     

Southern Folk Saying

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.     

Hippolyte Taine

Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan.     


All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.     

Chinese Proverb

What greater gift than the love of a cat?     

Charles Dickens

If only cats grew into kittens.     

Robert A. M. Stern

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.     

Abraham Lincoln

Time spent with cats is never wasted.     

Sigmund Freud

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.     

Will Rogers

Cats are designated friends.     

Norman Corwin

A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it.     

Joseph Epstein

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.     

Jeff Valdez

Cats never strike a pose that isn't photogenic.     

Lillian Jackson Braun

A cat that jumps on a hot stove will never jump on a hot stove again. Neither will it jump on a cold stove.     

Michael Cameron

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.     

W.L George

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat.     

Ellen Perry Berkeley

Cats are always elegant.     

John Weitz

A cat can purr its way out of anything.     

Donna Mccrohan

Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them.     

German Proverb

Happy is the home with at least one cat.     

Italian Proverb

A cat pent up becomes a lion.     


You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.     

Jane Pauley

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.     

James Herriot

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.     

Garrison Keillor

Cats will outsmart dogs every time.     

John Grogan

Scalded cats fear even cold water.     

Thomas Fuller