Cat Proverbs - Feline Wisdom

Cat proverbs... adages and aphorisms from around the world.

Are you ready for some popular wisdom of the feline kind? Then you will enjoy the small collection of feline proverbs presented here.



Indeed, cat wisdom is right on, and contains many truths – not only about cats but about the humans that love them (and hate them).

"Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words, and the president of the sovereign chiefs and the governor of the holy Circle; thou art indeed...the Great Cat." ~ Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

Cat proverbs and sayings

Cat - Cat ProverbsWhen moving to a new home, always put the cat through the window instead of the door, so that it will not leave. ~ American proverb

A cat with a straw tail keeps away from fire. ~ English proverb

If you stared deep into a cat's eyes, you would be able to see into the world of spirits. ~ English proverb

The cat has nine lives - three for playing, three for straying, and three for staying. ~ English proverb

Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room. ~ French proverb

Handsome cats and fat dungheaps are the sign of a good farmer. ~ French proverb

The cat is nature's beauty. ~ French proverb

The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. ~ Hebrew proverb

The cat dreams of garbage. ~ Hindu proverb

When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined. ~ Persian proverb

Blessed are those who love cats, for they shall never be lonely. ~ Origin Unknown

Curiosity was framed. Ignorance killed the cat. ~ Origin Unknown

More Cat Sayings and Proverbs

A good cat deserves a good rat.

A scalded cat dreads even cold water.

Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan.

Lions are not terrified of cats.

The cat is a good friend but she scratches.

The cat is honest when the meat is out of her reach.

The cat shuts his eyes while he steals the cream.

The cat that catches no mice does not earn his keep.

Wanton kittens make sober cats.

What joy fills the mouse when the cat is out of the house.

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