Jungle Proverbs

Sayings about Jungles, forests and Woods

If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~ Congolese Proverb

When building a house, don’t measure the timbers in the forest. ~ Liberian Proverb

To one who knows no better, a small garden is a forest. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

The rain follows after the forest. ~ American Proverb

In dense woods the trees grow straight. ~ Latvian Proverb

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat. ~ American Proverbs

The forest can’t be without its jackals. ~ Azerbaijani Proverb

The family is like the forest. If you are outside, it is dense; if you are inside, you see that each tree has its own position. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. ~ English Proverbs

If a woman sees a stick for beating her rival, she will throw it away in the woods. ~ Ugandan Proverb

One bamboo does not make a forest. ~ Chinese Proverb

No matter how much you feed a wolf, he will always return to the forest. ~ Russian Proverb

The jungle is stronger than the elephant. ~ Senegalese Proverb

Man is preceded by forest and followed by desert. ~ French Proverb

It is better to walk fast than to grow angry at the forest. ~ Senegalese Proverb

In small woods may be caught large hares. ~ Dutch Proverbs

If a forest catches fire, both the dry and the wet will burn up. ~ Afghan Proverb

Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest. ~ Polish Proverbs

God is big, but the forest is bigger. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

Fuel is not sold in a forest, nor fish on a lake. ~ Chinese Proverb

An axe without a shaft is no threat to the forest. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

A virgin’s heart is a dark forest. ~ Russian Proverb

A stranger’s soul is like a dark forest. ~ Russian Proverbs

A forest would want to be burned by its own wood. ~ Moorish Proverb

Even if the elephant is thin he is still the lord of the jungle. ~ African Proverb

A forest that has sheltered you, you should not call a patch of scrub. ~ Oji Proverb

A deer tethered with a golden chain can escape to the forest to eat grass. ~ Malawian Proverb

Elephants are killed for their ivory, birds for their feathers.~ Vietnamese Proverbs

If there were no elephants in the jungle, the buffalo would be big. ~ African Proverb

Hunt in every jungle, for there is wisdom and good hunting in all of them. ~ African Proverb

Woods have ears and fields have eyes. ~ Dutch Proverbs

There are men who walk through the woods and see no trees. ~Mongolian Proverb

For he who has the time even the jungle is a paradise. ~ Sri Lankan Proverb

Who is timid in the woods boasts at home. ~ Thai Proverb

Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

People live like birds in the woods: When the time comes, each must take flight. ~ Chinese Proverb

Though the palm tree in the jungle is big, who knows how big its yield will be? ~ Liberian Proverb

Quotations about Jungles, forests and Woods

In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity. ~ Erik Erikson

Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees. ~ Marcel Proust

Never fight fair with a stranger, boy. You’ll never get out of the jungle that way. ~ Arthur Miller

On a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust. ~ Tahir Shah

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~ John Muir

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. ~ John Muir

The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only — a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels. ~ L.M. Montgomery

Future, Parenting, Living Life is a zoo in a jungle. ~ Peter De Vries

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle. ~ Norman Mailer

If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct. ~ Peter Benchley

The jungle is alive. It’s dangerous as a living nightmare and brimful of hostility. ~ Sara Sheridan

The death of the forest is the end of our life. ~ Dorothy Stang

We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone.~ Ursula K. Le Guin

The heart jungle drum beat finds its voice in love and matchsticks. ~ Isabel Yosito

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. ~ Luther Burbank

We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. ~ George Jean Nathan

If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. ~ Susan George

Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ~ William Allingham

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. ~ A. A. Milne

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest, which only yesterday was filled with trees. ~ Anna Freud

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. ~ Victor Hugo

Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo. ~ Desmond Morris

It’s ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs. ~ Rona Barrett

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. ~ George Washington Carver

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