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Snakes

A collection of proverbs and quotes about snakes.

Snake in Thailand



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


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.

Egyptian


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.

Mehmet Murat ildan


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.

China


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

Japanese proverb


The scorpion is sister to the snake.


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

Sicilian


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

Persian proverb