25 Fox Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs

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Foxes have captivated our imaginations and inspired countless stories and folklore for centuries. In this blog post, we explore some fun and intriguing fox quotes, sayings, and proverbs that highlight these beautiful and intriguing creatures – as well as our interpretations of them.

And if you’d like to learn more fox symbolism, mythology, and spiritual meanings, visit my post on fox meanings. Enjoy!

Fox Quotes

1. “A fox is a wolf who sends flowers.” – Ruth Brown

2. “Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection.” – Wendell Berry

3. “The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” – Archilochus

5. “The sleeping fox catches no poultry.” – Benjamin Franklin

6. “We communicate like the burrows of foxes, in silence and darkness, underground. We are undermined by faith and love.” – Henry David Thoreau

7. “The fox, when it cannot reach the grapes, says they are sour.” – Aesop

8. “The fox condemns the trap, not himself.” – William Blake

9. “The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion.” – William Blake

10. “The fox has sharp teeth but he rarely uses them.” – Rumi

Fox Proverbs

11. “The fox changes its fur but not its habits.” – Greek Proverb

12. “A fox smells its own stink first.” – Bulgarian Proverb

13. “When the fox preaches, take care of your geese.” – German Proverb

14. “Even a fox can trip over a stone.” – Turkish Proverb

15. “A fox is not caught twice in the same snare.” – French Proverb

16. “The fox and the hedgehog travel different paths.” – German Proverb

17. “When the fox dies, fowls do not mourn.” – Chinese Proverb

18. “The fox who walks softly leaves no tracks.” – Native American Proverb

Fox Sayings

19. “Sly as a fox” – Describes someone who is cunning, clever, and able to deceive others.

20. “Foxy” as in “Foxy lady” – Describes someone who is attractive and sexy.

21. “Running with the foxes and hunting with the hounds” – Refers to someone who associates with both sides of a conflict or controversy, trying to gain benefits from each.

22. “Outfoxed” – Means to be outsmarted or tricked by someone who is more cunning or clever.

23. “The fox guarding the henhouse” – Describes a situation where someone with a conflict of interest is entrusted with protecting or overseeing something they may exploit or manipulate.

24. “To be quick as a fox” – Means to be agile, alert, and able to react swiftly in a given situation.

25. “Crazy like a fox” – Describes someone who may appear eccentric or unpredictable but is actually highly intelligent and shrewd.

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