Grasshopper Sayings and Quotes

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

The restless grasshopper only finds rest in the gizzard of a bird.     

African Proverb

The grasshopper is dear to the grasshopper, the ant loves the ant.     

Latin Proverb

A grasshopper is nothing, but a mosquito turned hulk.     


A fight between grasshoppers is a joy to the crow.     

African Proverb

One can't give a grasshopper to a child if one has not caught it yet.     

Malagasy Proverb

If a grasshopper tries to fight a lawnmower, one may admire his courage but not his judgement.     

Robert A. Heinlein

A grasshopper shrilled in a tuft at her feet and was answered by other shrillings among the gorse bushes; a solitary rook flapped heavily overhead, and a pair of goldfinches twittered among the thistle-down; there was no other sound except the scarcely perceptible never-ceasing sighing of the wind in the pines and its rustling of acres of heath-bells.     

Flora Thompson

Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken.     

Bertrand Russell

And the grasshopper shall be a burden.     

The Bible

Ride an elephant to catch a grasshopper.     

Thai Proverb

A restless grasshopper eventually ends up in a birds teeth.     

African Proverb

A grasshopper that sleeps about will be soon awake in a lizard's mouth.     

African Proverb

The grasshopper flies about, but the kingfisher watches him.     

Samoan Proverb

I've learnt to gather simplicity from grasshoppers. I like their naive indecisive minds never knowing exactly when to stop chirping, and I envy their ability to be able to mingle with the green…     

Munia Khan

A grasshopper in the mouth is worth two in the grass.     

Road Runner

If the hill is on fire the grasshoppers are roasted.      

Malagasy Proverb

The grasshopper which is always near its mother eats the best food.     

Ghanaian Proverb

No means yes in grasshopper language.     

Noel Fielding

A grasshopper jumps into it: the summer dusk.     

Michael McClintock

The heaven of a grasshopper is the wheat field; the heaven of man is the same place, the very earth itself where we get our food and build our happiness!     

Mehmet Murat ildan