Tiger Sayings and Quotes

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


Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.     

Madonna Ciccone

The tiger lies low not from fear, but for aim.     

Sherrilyn Kenyon

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.     

William Blake

A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.     

Chinese Proverb

Tiger watches and hunts; whereas, hyenas wait and wait, for their time, to reach rubbish left by the tiger; similarly, the fools wait, not the wise ones.     

Ehsan Segal

The tiger’s world, by contrast, is not only amoral but peculiarly consequence-free, and this-the atavistic certainty that there is nothing more lethal than itself-is the apex predator’s greatest weakness     

John Vaillant

The tiger will see you a hundred times before you see him once.     

John Vaillant

A tiger does not ignore or slight any small animal. The way he catches a mouse and catches and devours a cow are the same.     

Shunryu Suzuki

Tiger father begets tiger son.     

Chinese Proverb

The tiger is humbled by memories of prey.     

Steven Erikson

A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts.     

Wole Soyinka

A tiger keeps no friends. It's too dangerous.     

Aravind Adiga

A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast.     

Arthur Golden