Camping Proverbs

Sayings about Tents & Camping

Only the tent pitched by your own hands will stand. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

A tent without a woman is like a violin with no strings. ~ Romanian Proverb

Better to have a thousand enemies outside of the tent than one inside the tent. ~ Arabian Proverb

The flowers in your garden don’t smell as sweet as those in the wild, but they last much longer. ~ Chinese Proverb

IF the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow. ~ Arabian Proverb

Keep your tents apart and your hearts together. ~ Tuareg Proverb

Better to be watched by a wild animal than a nosey man. ~ Berber Proverb

Quotations about Tents & Camping

Let the tent be struck. ~ Robert E. Lee

The reward of the general is not a bigger tent, but command. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. ~ Dave Barry

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing. ~ Giuseppe Mazzini

What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share. ~ Jesse Jackson

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. ~ Dave Barry

If you’re not in New York, you’re camping out. ~ Thomas E. Dewey

I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky. ~ Oscar Wilde

Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet. ~ Author Unknown

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~ Aristotle

What I like about camping is you can get really dirty. Either you’re all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you’re with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares. ~ Author Unknown

The moon is a silver pin-head vast, that holds the heaven’s tent-hangings fast. ~ William R. Alger

We are tenting tonight on the old camp ground, Give us a song to cheer. ~ Walter Kittridge

A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars. ~ Alan S. Kesselheim

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion. ~ Lorraine Anderson

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~ George Carlin

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. ~ Garrison Keillor

Campers: Nature’s way of feeding mosquitoes. ~ Author Unknown

Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you live or die. ~ Anthony Doerr

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. ~ Charles Lindbergh

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. ~ Henry David Thoreau

In a well-ordered universe…camping would take place indoors. ~ Morgan Matson

Better to have them inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. ~ Raymond Duncan

How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire? ~ Christy Whitehead

I’d like to sit around a campfire with a couple of cowboys and argue over who’s going to turn on the stove.
~ Jarod Kintz

Jews don’t go camping. Life is hard enough as it is. ~ Carol Siskind

An angel stood and met my gaze, Through the low doorway of my tent; The tent is struck, the vision stays; I only know she came and went.~ James Russell Lowell

And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” ~ Yvonne Prinz

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Camping Proverbs

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