Donkey Sayings and Quotes

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

Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.     

Winston Churchill

The carrot and the stick are pervasive and persuasive motivators. But if you treat people like donkeys, they will perform like donkeys.     

John Whitmore

Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism.     

Erich Honecker

A man who believes the word of a donkey in preference to my word does not deserve to be lent anything.     

Idries Shah

It is now your duty to hone that talent, because a person who wastes his God-given talents is a donkey.     

Khaled Hosseini

And just because a talking donkey tells you something doesn't mean it's true.     

Matt Mikalatos

A donkey eats a melon, it remains a donkey     

Idries Shah

When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.     

Mitt Romney

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him.     

George Herbert

Until the Donkey tried to clear The Fence, he thought himself a Deer.     

Arthur Guiterman

Rationality went down the drain donkey's years ago and hasn't been seen since.     

Harold Pinter

It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs.     

Jim Hightower

A donkey appears to me like a horse translated into Dutch.     

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey.     

George Orwell

The strength of the donkey mind lies in adopting a course inversely as the arguments urged, which, well considered, requires as great a mental force as the direct sequence.     

George Eliot

There is no glory in outstripping donkeys.     


Donkeys are the most misunderstood and abused animals around the world.     

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Heaven is the place where the donkey finally catches up with his carrot: hell is the eternity while he waits for it.     

Russell Green

Have you ever seen a donkey smelling a beautiful rose? Donkeys aren't interested in roses, they like thorn bushes or watermelon rinds!     

Mehmet Murat ildan