Goat Sayings and Quotes

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


Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me.     

Abby Wambach

A goat does not eat into a hen's stomach no matter how friendly the two may be.     

Chinua Achebe

We know the goats are imported because they don't speak English.     

Scott Adams

The blood of a goat will shatter a diamond.     

Aristotle

The goat's business is none of the sheep's concern.     

Edna Ferber

When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone, and the meaning has to go find an author again.     

William Stafford

He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon after forced to carry the cow.     

PROVERBS

An old goat is never the more reverend for his beard.     

Thomas Fuller

When two goats met on a bridge which was too narrow to allow either to pass or return, the goat which lay down that the other might walk over it was a finer gentleman than Lord Chesterfield.     

Lord David Cecil

To you liberals, of course, goats are just sheep from broken homes.     

Malcolm Bradbury

Goats are the cable talk show panelists of the animal world, ready at a moment's notice to interject, interrupt, and opine. They have something to say about everything, little of it complimentary. They are the most impertinent animals I have ever known.     

Jon Katz

The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.     

William Blake

Whatever gets your goat gets your attention. Whatever gets your attention gets your time. Whatever gets your time gets you. Whatever gets you becomes your master. Take care, lest a little thing horn in and get your goat     

William Arthur Ward

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.     

PROVERBS

In a dead white field an untethered goat gave them sardonic greeting.     

Anthony Burgess

I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. I will take my frozen body, and give it to the young goats that they might graze it.     

Nichita Stănescu

I love you more than I love goats, and you know how I feel about goats", Gaby said.     

James Patterson

In the silence, I could hear the distinct sound of goats maa-ing in the barn. Lying there listening to them made me smile, too. I'd always loved goats - every one of them different from every other one, and all of them goofy and playful.     

Steve Watkins

I saw goats. A party can’t be all bad when you have goats,” Lucy said.     

Mary Jane Hathaway

IQ's are a combination of eyes, and queues. Would you wait in line to see my goat show? Of course you wouldn't, because the line is invisible.     

Will Advise

Look carefully at the goat sitting on the edge of the cliff: Everything that shows you the peace of being fearless is a great teacher for you! That goat is a teacher for you, respect him!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

It's good for a person to be terrorized by a goat. Hard to get high and mighty when there's something chasing you for vegetables     

Natasha Pulley

I've got kids, goats. My wife always wanted a donkey, so I bought her one.     

Jason Momoa

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A goat will eat anything. A goat could probably eat a bike.     

David Guion

Have you ever just spent five months living with a herd of goats, as one of them?     

David Guion

Mess with the goat, you get the hooves.     

Tom Sheppard

Drive back your goats until the sheep are watered.     

Dorothy Clarke Wilson

You know, after all your luck, you owe the spirits a goat.     

Lee David Zlotoff

Some people say goats is gonna replace cattle some day.     

Earl Pomerantz

When I wasn't minding the goats, I had to mind the children. The goats were nicer.     

Marie Arana

Love and hate are two horns on the same goat     

Tate Taylor

Don't call me 'Ma'. You're not a goat.     

Marshall Herskovitz

Anywhere a goat can go, we can go. Grandfather told me.     

Fred Brogger

How do you talk to a little baby goat you can't go meow like a cat / When you go meow to a little baby goat he can't go meow right back / No you have to say baaa to a little baby goat you can't say hello like a man     

Tom T. Hall

And the goats on His left and He shall say to the sheep / Come ye, blessed of My Father inherit the Kingdom     

Keith Green

Each sunny day upon my way / A goat I pass / He has a beard of silver grey / A bell of brass.     

Robert William Service

Alas! though bards make verse sublime / And lines to quote / It takes a fool like me to rhyme / About a goat.     

Robert William Service

Beautiful Paris, evil-hearted Paris / Leading a jet-black goat white-horn'd, white-hooved.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

I sought a cup that had no dust / And found it at the Goat and Vine / Mingled of brandy, beer and wine.     

Edith Nesbit

Jesus answered their questions with a series of parables, concluding with one about a herd of sheep and goats     

W Publishing Group

The Son of Man condemned the goats for not meeting his needs: leaving him hungry, thirsty, naked, and lonely when he needed their help most.     

W Publishing Group

Goats are probably one of the earliest animals domesticated (made friendly to humans).     

John Davidson

Goats are a cloven footed animal, like the camel and the pig. That means their feet are split down the middle.     

John Davidson

Most goats are descended from a goat in the Capra species, and come from mostly Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.     

John Davidson

A goat is a member of the Bovidae family, which mainly consists of goats and antelopes.     

John Davidson

The sound a goat makes is called a bleat, and they can range from small sounds to loud screams.     

John Davidson

The goat is a hardy animal, and good health is the rule in herds that are well managed     

Various

Goats are another animal with negative symbolic connotations.     

Margo Demello

The Greek half-man/half-goat God Pan was probably an early inspiration for the later Christian image of the devil as a half-man/half-goat.     

Margo Demello

In Christianity, goats represent the damned and sheep represent the saved.     

Margo Demello

Medieval European depictions of the goat represented it as the devil, and goats were thought to be witches' familiars.     

Margo Demello

Goats are typically gendered male, and often are said to represent uncontrolled male sexuality.     

Margo Demello

The goat is also very well adapted to various extreme environmental and nutritional conditions (climate, food resources, etc.). Furthermore, it is a relatively long-living, multiparous animal with a short generation interval     

Lawrence B. Schook