Mouse Sayings and Quotes

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

One for the mouse, one for the crow, one to rot, one to grow.     


The best-laid plans of mice and comedians usually wind up on the cutting-room floor.     

Jon Stewart

A mouse is small and can go unnoticed: but there is no limit to what a brave heart and a fearless spirit can achieve.     

Brian Jacques

The mouse that always trusts to one poor hol can never be a mouse of any soul.     

Alexander Pope

A mouse can be just as dangerous as a bullet or a bomb.     

Lamar S Smith

If a rat is a good model for your emotional life, you're in big trouble.     

Robert M. Sapolsky

A mouse who wishes to fool the cat doesn't simply scamper out of its hole whenever it feels the slightest urge.     

Arthur Golden

Mice are very difficult to do front on, but they have nicely human little hands and feet, and whiskers and tails are great for expressing emotion.     

Helen Craig

Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes.     

Julian Clary

A mouse never entrusts his life to only one hole.     


The rats we met the size of small dogs and they watched us go by like they'd figured out that what People were for was feeding rats.     

Sarah Monette

The mouse that always trusts to one poor hole can never be a mouse of any soul.     

Alexander Pope

A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic. They make frantic efforts to bar our thoughts and words; they are afraid of the workings of the human mind.     

Winston Churchill

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.     

George Herbert

Only a rat can win a rat race.     

Michael Franti

The mouse is a fair treat but this one would talk the hind legs off a donkey.     

C S Lewis

Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.     

Wendell Berry

If one mouse is a spark then ten thousand are a conflagration.     

Carmen Agra Deedy

The history of using mice to stand in for humans in medical experiments is replete with failures.     

Gary Wolf

With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.     

Anthony Storr

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.     

Margaret Atwood

Mice are terribly chatty. They will chat about anything, and if there is nothing to chat about, they will chat about having nothing to chat about. Compared to mice, robins are reserved.     

Robin McKinley

Mice deficient in this protein, called p11, display depression-like behaviors, while those with sufficient amounts behave as if they have been treated with antidepressants.     

Paul Greengard