A collection of proverbs and quotes about snakes.

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A lazy man's farm is the breeding ground for snakes.

African proverb

A snake can shade its skin but it still remains a snake.

African proverb

A viper in one's bosom.

A friend or lover who proves to be traitorous or untrustworthy.

Although the snake does not fly it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.

Nigerian proverb

Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.


Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.

Chinese proverb

He who digs too deep for a fish, may come out with a snake.

Ethiopian proverb

He who has been bitten by a snake is afraid of an eel.

Danish proverb

He who wants to be a dragon must eat many little snakes.

Chinese proverb

If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom; if a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity.

Saudi Arabian proverb

Man's heart is never satisfied; the snake would swallow the elephant.

Chinese proverb

Marriage is a sack full of ninety-nine snakes and one eel.

Spanish proverb

Not all the snakes are poisonous and not all the poisons are deadly! Keep this in mind when bitten.

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Once bitten by a snake, he is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rope.

Chinese proverb

Poke a bush, a snake comes out.

Japanese proverb

Snakes follow the way of serpents.

Japanese proverb

Snakes prefer to hide under flowers.

French proverb

The cow drinks water and it turns to milk; the snake drinks water and it turns to poison.

Japanese proverb

The fangs of the green snake and the sting of a wasp don't really make poison; that is only to be found in a woman's heart.


The head of a dragon, the tail of a snake.

Japanese proverb

The scorpion is sister to the snake.

The viper assumes the colors of his surroundings.

African proverb

To nourish a viper in one's bosom.

To befriend or take care of someone who proves to be traitorous or untrustworthy.

We keep an eye on the scorpion and the serpent, but we do not watch out for the millipede.


When the snake is old, the frog will tease him.

Persian proverb

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