Cat proverbs are filled with humor, insight, wisdom, and a deep knowledge of the "feline philosophy". Indeed, the felines of our lives inspire us to look at the world around us with new eyes.
If you are looking for some words of feline wittiness, foresight and sagacity, you’re in the right place. Below you will find a collection of cat proverbs, aphorisms and sayings from around the world.
A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. ~ Arabian Proverb
The cat was created when the lion sneezed. – Arabian Proverb
All cats look alike in the dark. ~ American Proverb
If you can't feed the cats, you must feed the rats. ~ American Proverb
The cat is mighty dignified, until the dog comes by. ~ American Proverb
My soul feels as disturbed as if a cat were treading my heart. ~ Chinese Proverb
When rats infest the Palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse. ~ Chinese Proverb
Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain. ~ Dutch Proverb
An overdressed woman is like a cat dressed in saffron. ~ Egyptian Proverb
Ale will make a cat speak. ~ English Proverb
A cat in gloves catches no mice. ~ English Proverb
If you stared deep into a cat's eyes, you would be able to see into the world of spirits. ~ English Proverb
When the cat's away, the mice will play. ~ English Proverb
The cat has nine lives - three for playing, three for straying, and three for staying. ~ English Proverb
A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat. ~ Ethiopian Proverb
The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry. ~ French Proverb
The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them ~ German Proverb
A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. ~ Indian Proverb
The cat is magical and the bringer of good luck. ~ Indian Proverb
If a cat had a dowry she would often be kissed. ~ Irish Proverb
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat. ~ Irish Proverb
To please himself only the cat purrs. ~ Irish Proverb
He is as quiet as a cat. ~ Japanese Proverb
The cat loves fish, but hates wet feet. ~ Medieval Proverb
After dark all cats are leopards. ~ Native American Proverb
The cat wonders at its own tail. ~ Spanish Proverb
The cat always leaves a mark on his friend. ~ Spanish Proverb
Cat sayings and proverbs of unknown origin
If you want to know the character of a man, find out what his cat thinks of him.
A good cat deserves a good rat.
When I'm in the doghouse, my cats still come to visit.
A cornered cat becomes as fierce as a lion.
Life is hard. Soften yours with a cat.
Buy a dog a toy, and he'll play with it forever. Buy a cat a present, and it will play with the wrapper for 10 minutes.
A rose has thorns, a cat has claws; certainly both are worth the risk.
Cats have amazingly keen hearing but go conveniently deaf when you call.
Cats leave pawprints on our hearts.
Curiosity killed the cat.
More cat sayings (unknown origin)
Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.
To a cat, the world is his litter box.