Monkeys Proverbs


Sayings about Monkeys

A monkey makes fun of the red behinds of his fellow monkeys. ~ Japanese Proverbs

The head of a monkey, the headdress of a prince. ~ Japanese Proverb

When the man is away, the monkey eats his corn and goes into his hut. ~ Zulu Proverbs

A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch — both cannot be saved. ~ Indian Proverbs

At twenty a man will be a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy a monkey, and at eighty nothing. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Copying everybody else all the time, the monkey one day cut his throat, ~ Zulu Proverb

A monkey never thinks her baby’s ugly. ~ Haitian Proverbs

I don’t sow ground nuts when the monkey is watching. ~ African Proverb

The monkey knows which branch to swing on. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

Can the monkey know the taste of ginger? ~ Hindu Proverb

It is Mr. Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs.Old-Woman-Monkey. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

The monkey does not see his own hind backside; he sees his neighbor’s. ~ Zimbabwean Proverbs

The crocodile does not die under the water so that we can call the monkey to celebrate its funeral. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

When the monkey can’t reach the ripe banana with his hand, he says it is not sweet. ~ Sudanese Proverbs

These can never be true friends: Hope, dice, a prostitute, a robber, a cheat, a goldsmith, a monkey, a doctor, a distiller. ~ Indian Proverb

The higher the monkey climbs, the more it is exposed to danger. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

The monkey never complains that he has no comb. ~ Myanmar Proverb

A drunkard can be a sheep, a monkey or a lion. ~ Danish Proverbs

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

Kill a chicken before a monkey. ~ Chinese Proverbs

On a dead tree there are no monkeys. ~ Mozambican Proverb

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

The monkey looks into the mirror and sees a gazelle. ~ Arabian Proverb

Only a monkey understands a monkey. ~ Sierra Leonean Proverb

Don’t cut off the monkey’s tail before it is dead. ~ Congolese Proverb

Remember, even monkeys fall out of trees. ~ Korean Proverb

He who gives a monkey as a present doesn’t keep hold of its tail. ~ Ivorian Proverbs

The monkey says there is nothing better than poverty to unlearn man of his conceit. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

If a monkey is amongest dogs, why won’t it start barking. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Kill the chicken to frighten the monkey. ~ Chinese Proverb

A tiger cannot beat a crowd of monkeys. ~ Chinese Proverb

The monkey will never wash with the same water twice. ~ Netherlands Antillean Proverb

Quotations about Monkeys

I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey. ~ Mark Twain

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. ~ George Carlin

Poetry, it is often said and loudly so, is life’s true mirror. But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates. ~ Franz Grillparzer

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. ~ Winston Churchill

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him. ~ Robert Benchley

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ~ Charles Darwin

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it’s scary. And the bear because it’s intense, but the monkey makes people laugh. ~ Lorne Michaels

An example of the monkey: The higher it climbs, the more you see of it’s behind. ~ St. Bonaventura

If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey? ~ Steven Wright

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. ~ James Goldsmith

I learned the way a monkey learns – by watching its parents. ~ Prince Charles

Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys. ~ Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~ H. L. Mencken

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches. ~ Robert M. Hutchins

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. ~ Malcolm de Chazal

You never monkey with the truth. ~ Ben Bradlee

Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness. ~ Winwood W. Reade

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. ~ Robert Hughes

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