Cats Proverbs

Sayings about Cats

After dark all cats are leopards. ~ Native American Proverbs

You can throw a cat however you want, it always falls on its feet. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. ~ Traditional Proverb

An old cat likes young mice. ~ Greek Proverbs

In the dark all cats and all girls are beautiful. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

All cats are gray in the dark. ~ Traditional Proverb

A cat loves fish, but won’t risk its claws. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A cat always knows whose meat it eats. ~ Russian Proverbs

They asked the female cat why her kittens were of different colors; she said she is embarrassed to say no. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

A cat with gloves never catches mice. ~ Greek Proverb

After eating nine hundred rats, the cat is now going on a pilgrimage. ~ Indian Proverbs

A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter. ~ Scottish Proverbs

Two cats will not live together in one sack. ~ South American Proverb

Cats don’t catch the old birds. ~ Dutch Proverbs

In a house where two daughters live, the cat dies of thirst. ~ Romanian Proverbs

When the cat’s stomach is full, the rat’s back is bitter. ~ Haitian Proverbs

An old cat will never learn to dance. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

You should not call in a cat to settle the argument of two birds. ~ Indian Proverb

Women are just like cats — they always land on their feet. ~ Iranian Proverbs 

A cat likes to eat fresh fish but it will not go into the water. ~ Mongolian Proverbs

A cat in a cage becomes a lion. ~ Indian Proverb

It is better to be a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Do not let the cat watch over the bacon. ~ Iranian Proverb

When the cat’s away the mouse sits on its throne. ~ Vietnamese Proverbs

A cat may look at a king. ~ Traditional Proverb

A cat will teach her young ones all the tricks, except how to jump backwards. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

In the long run even a dog will compromise with the cat. ~ Hungarian Proverbs 

When the cat gets too old, the mice are not afraid any more. ~ Myanmar Proverb

The kind man feeds his cat before sitting down to dinner. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If you are an elephant don’t offend the cat. ~ Tajikistani Proverbs

It is not from the love of God that the cat catches mice. ~ Iranian Proverb

The cat always leaves her mark upon her friend. ~ Spanish Proverb

One should not send a cat to deliver cream. ~ Yiddish Proverb

There is more than one way to skin a cat. ~ Traditional Proverb

Meowing cats catch fewer mice. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A cat has nine lives. ~ Traditional Proverb

A borrowed cat catches no mice. ~ Japanese Proverb

Give a servant a proper meal and the cow will give more milk and the cat will drink less. ~ Swedish Proverbs 

If a cat wants to eat her kittens, she’ll say that they look like mice. ~ Turkish Proverbs 

Curiosity killed the cat. ~ Traditional Proverb

Favorite saying about cats

Quotations about Cats

Cats, like men, are flatterers. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Cats choose us; we don’t own them. ~ Kristin Cast

What greater gift than the love of a cat? ~ Charles Dickens

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs. ~ Desmond Morris

Time spent with a cat is never wasted. ~ Colette

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Cats and dogs believe politicians are like cemetery caregivers — they are on top of everyone, but nobody listens. ~ Rita Mae Brown

Those who’ll play with cats must expect to be scratched. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

If you want to write, keep cats. ~ Aldous Huxley

If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer. ~ A.N. Whitehead

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Curiosity killed the cat. ~ Ben Johnson

Time spent with cats is never wasted. ~ Sigmund Freud

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. ~ James Herriot

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. ~ Ernest Hemingway

How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat. ~ Mark Twain

Cats have it all — admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. ~ Rod McKuen

Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. ~ W. L. George

One cat just leads to another. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Lauk! what a monstrous tail our cat has got! ~ Henry Carey

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. ~ Mason Cooley

It has been the providence of nature to give this creature nine lives instead of one. ~ Bidpai

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. ~ Terry Pratchett

Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance. ~ Dan Greenburg

The cat would eat fish, and would not wet her feet. ~ John Heywood

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats. ~ Mason Cooley

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. ~ Garrison Keillor

Five cats and a woman. That is all I need in life. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky

For every house is incomplete without him, and a blessing is lacking in the spirit. ~ Christopher Smart

Black cat or white cat, it’s a good cat that catches the mice. ~ Deng Xiaoping

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons. ~ Robertson Davies

The Cat in Gloves catches no Mice. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. ~ James Herriot

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. ~ Cleveland Amory

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