Did You Know There Are Many Proverbs That Include Cat? List Of Cat Proverbs Around The World


  • You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. Colonial
  • In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. English
  • No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
  • Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. Mary Bly
  • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. Albert Schweitzer
  • Settling a dispute through the law is like losing a cow for the sake of a cat. Chinese
  • A cat goes to a monastery, but still she remains a cat. Congolese
  • The cat is a saint when there are no mice about. Japanese
  • The cat is a lion to the mouse. Albanian A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel. Portuguese
  • The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. Hebrew
  • Handsome cats and fat dung heaps are the sign of a good farmer. French
  • Beware of people who dislike cats. Irish
  • Who cares well for cats will marry as happily as he or she could ever wish. French
  • An old cat will not learn how to dance. Moroccan
  • A cat will teach her young ones all the tricks, except how to jump backwards. Netherlands Antillean
  • When the mouse laughs at the cat, there’s a hole nearby. Nigerian
  • As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. Ellen Perry Berkeley
  • If you play with a cat, you must not mind her scratch. Yiddish
  • To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog. German
  • A cat has nine lives; for three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays. English-American
  • A cat with a straw tail keeps away from fire. English
  • Those that dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain! Dutch
  • After dark all cats are leopards. Native American (Zuni)
  • If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. African
  • One should not send a cat to deliver cream Yiddish The cat–moon eats the gray mice of night. Western Europe
  • When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Western Europe It’s for her own good that the cat purrs. Irish
  • Cats don’t catch mice to please Khoda(God). Afgani
  • Fat cats and thin birds can share a yard, but thin cats and fat birds no way! Rosicrucian
  • Like the cat in the tree, getting caught up in the chase can leave us in an awkward place. Rosicrucian
  • The cat laps the moonbeams in the bowl of water, thinking them to be milk. Zen Saying
  • If men were now to turn their hostility towards the cat, it would not be long before the domestic cat became a wild animal. Nigeria
  • In even a cat the Buddha-nature exists. Japanese Buddhist
  • It is useless to show the gold piece to a cat. Zen Saying
  • Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat. Irish It’s a brave bird that makes its nest in the cat’s ear. Hindi/Indian A rat who gnaws at a cat’s tail invites destruction. Chinese
  • He who does not feed his cat will feed rats.
  • Dogs are dogs, but cats are people.
  • When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined. Iranian
  • Beware of the cat that licks from the front but claws from behind. Old English Proverb
  • A trapped cat becomes a lion. Old English Proverb
  • Life’s like cat vomit; if you don’t clean it up you’re going to step in it. Xnterna
  • Drowsing, they take the noble attitude of a great sphinx, who, in a desert land, sleeps always, dreaming dreams that have no end. Charles Baudelaire
  • If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat. Mark Twain
  • One cat just leads to another. Ernest Hemingway
  • The cat is nature’s beauty. French
  • The dream of cats is all mice. Egyptian
  • I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. Hippolyte Taine
  • No heaven will not ever Heaven be; unless my cats are there to welcome me. Scottish
  • Dogs see people as companions; cats see people as staff.
  • It is better to feed one cat than many mice. Norwegian

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