Bear Sayings and Quotes

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

Bears are not companions of men, but children of God. Charles Muir
It would be fitting, I think, if among the last manmade tracks on earth would be found the footprints of the great brown bear. Earl Fleming
If we can learn to live with bears, especially the grizzly, and if we can learn to accommodate the needs of bears in their natural environment, then maybe we can also find ways to use the finite resources of our continent and still maintain some of the diversity and natural beauty that were here when Columbus arrived. Stephen Herrero
He tried to act like a bear, and for us on the island, you don't do that. You don't invade on their territory... For him to act like a bear the way he did, to me it was the ultimate of disrespecting the bear and what the bear represents. Werner Herzog
The bears went out one day looking for food which was other bears Andrew Witham
It's. A. Bear! Granted it seems like a very intelligent bear, but it's still a bear! It has no concept of revenge. Christopher Barnard
Bears have been known to attack man, although the fact is that fewer people have been killed by bears than in all of World World I and World War II combined. Peter Gaulke
It is estimated that bears kill over two million salmon a year. Attacks by salmon on bears are much more rare. Peter Gaulke
The great attraction everywhere would be Simon Smith and his dancing Bear. It's Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear. Jim Henson
Clever bears think of everything. Randal Case
Polar bears have always hunted from floating platforms of sea ice. Stephen Judson
This is a cold, stark world, but to polar bear mothers and cubs, it's paradise. Stephen Judson
Some of these calves are just a week or two old, and they're easy pickings for bears and wolves. Stephen Judson
Polar bears sure have great coats. David Campbell
I look like a bear, I talk like a bear but I can't fish, I can't climb a tree, I can't even go in the woods! Steve Be
A bear? No, bears are sweet! Besides, you ever see a bear with forty-foot feet? James Lapine
Care Bears, get ready to care... prepare to stare... stare there! Pino Van Lamsweerde
Bears typically hibernate through the winter, so late autumn is crucial in terms of their survival. Geoffrey Luck
Beware / The Bear's in town / Somebody's money says the Bear's going down / Yeah, the Bear never smiles Mark Knopler
Every Teddy Bear who's been good / Is sure of a treat today / There's lots of marvelous things to eat / And wonderful games to play. Jimmy Kennedy
Polar bears, in turn, are considered to be youngest bears of all. Bernd Brunner
As the animal that, perhaps more than any other, embodied the pagan concept of a kinship between man and nature, the bear play. Bernd Brunner
The many surviving stories about bears reveal the variety of roles that they have played in the human imagination, from enemies of mankind to their protective spirits. Bernd Brunner
The idea that people were related to bears played an important role not only in North America, but in Europe and Asia as well. Bernd Brunner
In some tales, humans became bears as a result of unfortunate tree-climbing episodes. Bernd Brunner
The bears are one of the most diverse groups of large mammals. Christopher Servheen
Bears are well-known and have a positive image for much of the public. Christopher Servheen
Bears are a key indicator of ecosystem health wherever they are found. As such, bears can be a key focus for ecosystem conservation. Christopher Servheen
Black bears are much more adaptable, and willing and able to live in a much closer proximity to people. Linda Masterson
With the black bear population healthy or growing across much of the continent, and people populations on the increase as well, people and black bears are encountering each other more often. And like the early pioneers, we have a choice to make. Linda Masterson
Black bears can survive--and even thrive--on the fringes of civilization, or sometimes right in the midst of it. Linda Masterson
Bears are sort like people. They sit and stand, like people do. They use their paws like hands. Bears eat vegetables, meats and sweets. Diana Star Helmer
Bears project a mighty physical presence and a capacity for action. They are smart, something that often becomes apparent the moment you come face-to-face with one. Charles Fergus
Bears with their great size and strength, remind us of how weak and ineffectual we are as organisms: a bear, even a small one, could abolish a human fairly easily. Charles Fergus
Bears remind us of ourselves. They walk on the flats of their feet, as people do. Charles Fergus
People probably have revered bears for as long as we have interacted with them. And while bear worship is not a part of most modern religions, it is natural for us--even those of us who have never seen a bear--to be awed by such magnificent and formidable creatures. Charles Fergus
Bears look like they might be slow because they have short legs and large feet. However, some kinds can move very quickly! Therese M. Shea
All bears have thick fur and large heads with small eyes and small, round ears. Bears can walk upright, like people, on two big feet. Therese M. Shea
Bears are masters of survival. They have developed a perfect way to conserve energy during winter, when food is scarce. How do they do this? They hibernate, or sleep, through the winter. Catherine Lukas
The extra fat feeds the bears during winter and helps keep them warm. As cold weather approaches, bears stop eating and grow tired and sleepy. Catherine Lukas
Bears make many noises , including grunting, blowing, woofing, and growling. Cubs whine or cry when they are upset or 'chuckle' when they are happy. Catherine Lukas
Polar bears are large, powerful creatures that live in the icy Arctic. But sadly, they are becoming more rare because of climate change and other damage to their habitat. Christina Wilsdon
Many people are working to find to slow global warming. They hope that polar bears will benefit from their work. Christina Wilsdon
Polar bear's only predators are humans. Christina Wilsdon
The loss of polar bears depends on how fast the sea melts. If the ice recedes, there will be fewer seals. Fewer seals mean less food for polar bears. Less food means more polar bears will starve. Gillia M. Olson
Hungry bears will eat garbage and other people foods associated with people. This practice is dangerous to both polar bears and people. Gillia M. Olson
Polar bears are the largest bears in the world. They live and hunt seals on arctic ice around the North Pole and in northern parts of Europe. Darice Bailer
Bears are good climbers and swimmers. Darice Bailer
The polar bear has adapted brilliantly to its very homeland. Polar bears live in the North of the world where it is very cold. Bobbie Neate
Bears are good at smelling. They can smell everything. Beverley Randell
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. Carl Jung
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated. Coretta Scott King
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Niccolo Machiavelli
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Marcus Aurelius
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Phillips Brooks
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it. Zora Neale Hurston
I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull. Jonathan Lethem
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln