A collection of proverbs and quotes about snakes and serpents.

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

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

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.

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

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Honoré de Balzac

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Poke a bush, a snake comes out.

Snakes follow the way of serpents.

Snakes prefer to hide under flowers.

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

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.

The scorpion is sister to the snake.

The viper assumes the colors of his surroundings.

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.

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