Lions Sayings and Quotes

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

Only the Lion and the Cock; / As Galen says, withstand Love's shock. / So, dearest, do not think me rude / If I yield now to lassitude, / But sympathize with me. I know / You would not have me roar or crow. Oliver St. John Gogarty
O! the blood more stirs / To rouse a lion than to start a hare. (Henry IV) William Shakespeare
The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won't get much sleep. Woody Allen
A lion in a zoo, / Shut up in a cage, / Lives a life / Of smothered rage. Langston Hughes
Don't wake the sleeping lion. Jamaican Proverb
Son, sometimes you have to be a lion, so you can be the lamb you really are. Dave Chapelle
You'll have moments when you feel like a lion, and moments when you feel like a mouse. Just know that no matter how you feel, you still have a heartbeat and a soul worthy of love, so learn to roar even when you feel small, because you are more than the feelings you may have. T.B. LaBerge
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny