1. “The lion is the defender of the faith, strength, valor, fortitude, and kingliness.” – Murray Zimiles

2. “A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.” – Chuck Jones

3. “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” – George R. R. Martin

4. “Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.” – African Proverb

5. “I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep.” – Charles Maurice

6. “Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.” – Will Cuppy

7. “It is better to go in the dark when the road must pass a lion and there is no other road.” – Robert E. Howard

8. “The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.” – A. J. Darkholme

9. “The difference between a brave man and a coward is a coward thinks twice before jumping in the cage with a lion. The brave man doesn’t know what a lion is. He just thinks he does.” – 

10. “You know the lion is dangerous when it is quiet, stalking, sneaking up on its prey. Only after it has ambushed and killed its prey does the lion roar. It wants to intimidate the jackals.” – J. Hand

11.“I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

12. “It’s a mystery,” replied the Lion. “I suppose I was born that way. All the other animals in the naturally expect me to be brave, for the Lion is everywhere thought to be the King of Beasts. I learned that if I roared very loudly every living thing was frightened and got out of my way.” – L. Frank Baum

13. “The lion is an emblem of the dream of absolute power—and, as a wild rather than a domestic animal, he belongs to a world outside the realm of society and culture.” – Charles H. Hinnant

14. “Thou wear a lion’s hide! Doff it for shame, and hang a calfskin on those recreant limbs.” –

15. “I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion’s roar.” –

16. “So the lion is the law-breaker. Just as to the primitive man the lion is the lawbreaker, the great nuisance, dangerous to human beings and to animals, that breaks into the Kraal at night and fetches the bull out of the herd: he is the destructive instinct.” –

17. “Ordinary people regard a man of a certain force and flexibility of character as they do a lion; they look at him with a sort of wonder, perhaps they admire him, but they will on no account house with him.” – Merkel

18. “The creation of freedom for oneself and a sacred “No” even to duty — for that, my brothers, the lion is needed.” –

19. “Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar?” – Friedrich Schiller

20.“There is something about seeing rhinos and lions running free that excites you. It’s not that you feel afraid; it’s more like you’re liberated by seeing them.” – Michael Douglas

21. “The lion is an emblem of the dream of absolute power—and, as a wild rather than a domestic animal, he belongs to a world outside the realm of society and culture.” – Charles H. Hinnat

22. “I have always liked lionesses. Female lions have always seemed like the best. They were really strong and took care of their babies and are beautiful.” – Brooke Shields

23. “The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” –

24. “I am not afraid of of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” – Alexander the Great

25. “Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that is about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.” – Aaron Hill

26. “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” – Zimbabwean Proverb

27. “Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.” – Ivan Panin

28. “Who is brave enough to tell the lion that his breath stinks?” – Berber Proverb

29. “Nature only shows us the tail of the lion. I am convinced, however, that the lion is attached to it, even though he cannot reveal himself directly because of his enormous size.” –

30. “An army of asses led by a lion is vastly superior to an army of lions led by an ass.” –

31. “Of all animals, the outward form of the Lion is the most striking; his look is bold and confident; his gait proud, and his voice terrible; and from his great strength and agility, is usually styled the king of beasts.” – William Pinnock

32. “Another custom holds that the lion is the of the cat tribe born with its eyes open and it is said that it sleeps in a state of watchfulness. Whether true or not, no one would dispute its fantastic ability to see in the dark.” – Lester Harry Wright

33. “The gait of the lion is relaxed until he is ready to charge. The charge is a series of great springs.” – Theodore M. Vestal

34. “The hind that would be mated by the lion Must die for love.” – William Shakespeare

35. “Doth frugality become a prince? Though the ant gathereth subsistence for a year, yet how can a lion store up his daily food?” – Ibn Sabir

36. “A lion is at liberty who can follow the laws of his own nature, who can eat when his stomach tells him, who can sleep when his fierce eyes grow weary, who can scratch long furrows in a forest tree when his claws feel so disposed.” – Robert Hugh Benson

37. “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.” – Bible

38. “Noble blood! bah! What blood is more noble or so pure as that of the lion? And yet he is only a brute.” – Michel Le Faucheur

39. “The lion is grumpy. The animal chatter has awakened it from a deep sleep. Who disturbs my sleep? Come forward if you dare! Nobody stirs.”- Dona Herweck Rice

40. “Every dog is a lion at home.” – Italian Proverb

41. “Even a hare, the weakest of animals, may insult a dead lion.” – Aesop

42. “A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.” – Turkish Proverb

43. “My soul is among lions.” – Bible

44. “An injured lion still wants to roar.” – Randy Pausch

45. “Lions make leopards tame.” – William Shakespeare

46. “A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested.” – George Seferis

47. “A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing.” – William Shakespeare

48. “Better a live dog than a dead lion.” – Paul Hoffman

49. “The blood more stirs To rouse a lion than to start a hare.” – William Shakespeare

50. “Lions at home, foxes abroad.” – Roman Proverb

51. “Familiarity makes the lion more dangerous.” – Jocelyn Murray

52. “I hear a lion in the lobby roar.” – James Bramston

53. “Knowledge is like a lion; it cannot be gently embraced.” – South African Proverb

54. “Satan prowls but he’s a lion on a leash.” – Ann Voskamp

55. “The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.” – Woody Allen

56. “Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grows without thorn.” – Martin Amis

57. “That’s a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.” – William Shakespeare

“Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.” – Criss Jami

58. “No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

59. “Several countries—among them Austria, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, India, Israel, and Sweden—ban or severely restrict the use of wild animals in circuses. In Brazil, a movement to ban wild animals from circuses started after hungry lions managed to grab and devour a small boy.” – Peter Singer

60. “In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.” – Anthony Joshua

61. “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.” – Chanakya

62. “Standalone like a lion and live your life according to your own light.” – Osho

63. “With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It’s no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive.” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

64. “I really enjoyed staying at an encampment at the top of a hill in the Samburu Reserve in Kenya. You reach it on a small plane; and lions roaming free in the valley.” – Cherie Lunghi

65. “I love watching the Serengeti, the way lions live. The only way the king lion loses his crown is by somebody physically defeating him.” –

66. “I learned to be a hot-air balloon pilot to take tourists over the Masai Mara Reserve in order to earn some money and finance the work I was doing with , Anne. We were studying the life of a family of lions for more than two years. Taking pictures was a way to capture the information we could not put in words.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

67. “I love Africa, and Ulusaba, our home in South Africa, is pretty special. It’s on a rocky hill overlooking the bush, and from your room, you can see lions stalking by the waterhole.” – Richard Branson

68. “When people talk about South Africa, it’s all about lions and elephants. But when we talk about India, we talk about tigers.” – MS Dhoni

69. “There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have , mountain lions bears; we only have adders, and they’re more frightened of us than we are of them.” – Jim Crace

70. “I grew up near London Zoo, with which I was obsessed. I would lie in bed at night, thinking about the lions and and wolves that were prowling only a few miles away.” – Victoria Coren Mitchell

71. “In first grade, I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions.” – Kendall Jenner

72. “If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that’s what I’d be because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.” – Marlon Wayans

73. “If cattle and , or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.” – Xenophanes

74. “It’s fun to just get out there and have a nice conversation when I’m running. To be honest, when I do longer runs, the trail that I like to run up in Malibu has mountain lions, so I always feel I want to run with someone else.” – Flea

75. “The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you.” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

76. “The lion is passion, the lion is the fire. Lions call you to them.” – Michael Samuels

77. “It is better to have a lion at the head of , than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.” – Daniel Defoe


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