100 Fox Quotes That Will Teach You Life Lessons

Here is a collection of fox quotes you can check on that help you think wiser in every situation in life.

The fox is portrayed as a sly, cunning creature and has been symbolized in many folklore across the world for centuries.

The reason foxes are represented as devious and crafty animals is because of their appearance and their ability to continue living in different environments.

So, if you want to know more about the abilities of a fox, this collection is the best for you.

Read the full collection below.

And make sure to check out our wolf quotes and animal quotes too.

Best Fox Quotes

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

2. “The cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf.” – Thomas Paine

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

4. “In a society where every man is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

5. “The prince must be a lion, but he must also know how to play the fox.” – Niccolo Machiavelli

6. “The fox never found a better messenger than himself.” – Irish Proverb

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

8. “If you want to play the lion’s share in life, you must wear fox skin.” – Oscar Wilde

9. “The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves.” – Sieh Dir An

Famous Fox Quotes

10. “The early bird gets the worm, and the early fox gets the bird.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

11. “Let’s be perfectly clear, shall we. The fox is not a little orange puppy dog with doe eyes and a waggly tail. It’s a disease-ridden wolf with the morals of a psychopath and the teeth of a great white shark.” – Jeremy Clarkson

12. “Men have forgotten this truth, said the fox. But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

13. “I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

14. “When I jog it’s like a dancing dog. Well, it’s more of a foxtrot.” – Jarod Kintz

15. “Anybody depending on somebody else’s gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.” – Zora Neale Hurston

16. “An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal—falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.” – Francois Truffaut

17. “The country gentleman who gallops chasing a fox…the ineffable in pursuit of the inedible!” – Oscar Wilde

18. “For you, I’m only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, we’ll need each other.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

19. “The Fox, when he cannot reach the grapes, says they are not ripe.” – George Herbert

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Profound Fox Quotes

20. “A prince must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves.” – Machiavelli

21. “I was born with a different kind of morality. The morality of an animal—of a crow or a fox or an owl—and not of a normal human being.” – Peter Swanson

22. “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – T. S. Eliot

23. “The fox of the foxes. A true fox calls immature not only the grapes it cannot reach but also the one it has reached and taken away from others.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

24. “One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps and a lion to frighten wolves.” – Niccolò Machiavelli

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

26. “Wolves and foxes tend not to get along. Not just in fables and stories.” – Jeff Davis

27. “Comrades, if a fox stole your chickens, would you slaughter your pig because he saw the fox? No, you would hunt the fox, find where it lives and destroy it!” – Kevin Reynolds

28. “The fox chases the rabbit around the tree and down the hole. That’s how the tie works buddy.” – Clive Cussler

29. “Run with the fox into the wind on to the dawn of tomorrow. Run with the fox into the wild and the cold. Beware of the rocks and be prepared for love finally grows. – Alan White

Short Fox Quotes

30. “A fox can be smarter than a wolf.” – Tamuna Tsertsvadze

31. “With foxes, we must play the fox.” – Criminal Minds

32. “If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks.” – Jean De La Fontaine

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

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

35. “A fox should not be of the jury at a goose’s trial.” – Thomas Fuller

36. “Never trust a fox.” – Erin Hunter

37. “Playing the fox to another fox.” – Ancient Greek Phrase

38. “The too-clever fox finally caught.” – Leigh Bardugo

39. “Foxes don’t get as many lives as cats.” – Souichirou Morizumi

Funny Fox Quotes

40. “What a hungry fox constantly dreams of is a chicken!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

41. “Have you laughed at the tale of the fox and the grapes? I don’t, never. Because no wisdom appeared wiser than this, which teaches us to heal any desire by despising it.” – Luigi Pirandello

42. “That’s the problem. We’re all trying to outfox the fox.” – Jeff Davis

43. “The fox is kinda foxy, Mr. Wolf he’s the guy. Who chased Red through the woods and ate grandma. But a dog is a dog, is a dog, is a dog . Unlike the wolf who made a widower of grandpa.” – Robert F. Diggs

44. “You ought to be aware of foxes hiding. Go on there’s time for you to sail back to his side. While I forget I ever saw you gliding.” – Paddy Mcaloon

45. “Fox is notorious for having a very thick skin about taking shots at themselves.” – Seth MacFarlane

46. “Because no one can catch the motherfucking fox.” – John Green

47. “Shake paws, count your claws, You steal mine, I’ll borrow yours. Watch my whiskers, check both ears. Robber foxes have no fears.” – Brian Jacques

48. “Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.” – Benjamin Franklin

49. “A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, I will have a camel for lunch today. And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again-and he said, A mouse will do.” – Khalil Gibran

Fox Quotes To Teach You a Lesson

50. “The fields are bleeding. It was the age the foxes came for the fields. We were bleeding as we bowed to kneel and pray for mercy, pray for mercy.” – Brooke Fraser

51. “In mythic systems from other parts of the world, the fox may guide a young person from one phase of life to another.” – Martin Wallen

52. “Wild dogs are well adapted to living in different habitats. The Arctic fox has a thick fur, which protects it from below-freezing temperatures.” – Michael Leach

53. “The foxes are kept encloses resembling their natural habitat, they behave much as they do in the wild.” – Caroline Arnold

54. “When people think of foxes, they picture the red fox, with its large white-tipped tail and brilliant flame color fur.” – Caroline Arnold

55. “The fox, among many other animals, was used as a symbol of premonition in ancient Chinese texts.” – Xiaofei Kang

56. “The forest is a great place for many foxes to live. They can use the trees for shelter and for stalking their prey.” – David Lee

57. “Red foxes like to live in the forest. They also live in mountains and grasslands.” – David Lee

58. “Foxes live u most habitats on Earth, except in the driest and coldest regions.” – Marshall Cavendish Corporation

59. “Foxes have excellent nightmare vision and a keen sense of smell.” – Marshall Cavendish Corporation

60. “Foxes do not share their kills except with their offspring. If a fox cannot finish a meal, it buries or hides the rest for later.” – Marshall Cavendish Corporation

61. “As they grow, the cubs establish a dominance system: in their first fall, the lower-ranked foxes are forced out of the territory by the more dominant ones.” – Marshall Cavendish Corporation

62. “A fox tries to make its home near good supplies of food.” – Elizabeth Russell-Arnot

63. “Two eyes and a nose poke out of the snow. The arctic fox can hide in the snow because it has white fur.” – Carri Stuhr

64. “What creature lives in the desert, has huge ears, and walks or furry feet? It rarely drinks water, and it stays up all night. This special animal is the fennec fox.” – Kristin Petrie

Fox Quotes That Will Make You Love Them

65. “Young foxes learn about the world by using their different senses. Like human babies.” – Mary Holland

66. “Foxes unquestionably do far more harm than good.” – Pennsylvania. Dept. of Agriculture

67. “Foxes kill a great many young lambs, and sometimes destroy whole litters of pigs; this means a loss of money.” – Pennsylvania. Dept. of Agriculture

68. “The bountiful supply of food also makes the life of the city fox noticeably different from those living in rural areas. Like us, foxes live in denser populations in cities than in the countryside.” – Tristan Donovan

69. “In any case, it is clear that foxes held a strong cultural significance for the later people of the Levant.” – Adele Brand

70. “The fox when it sees a flock of herons or magpies or birds of that kind, suddenly flings himself on the ground with his mouth open to look as he were dead; and these birds want to peck at his tongue, and he bites off their heads.” – Leonardo da Vinci

71. “He thought about how it might be to be, say, a fox confronted with an angry sheep. A sheep moreover, that could afford to employ wolves.” – Terry Pratchett

72. “It’s a real blessing for me to tell you, sir, that calvary has arrived—Fox is here!” – Glenn Beck

73. “The lion is ashamed, it’s true when he hunts with the fox.” – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

74. “We’re always on the side of the animal that’s being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.” – Norman Jewison

75. “Where the lion’s skin will not reach, you must patch it out with the fox’s.” – Plutarch

76. “Compromise means to go just a little bit below what you know is right. It’s just a little bit, but it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine.” – Joyce Meyer

77. “I decline to go fox hunting.” – Princess Diana

78. “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” – Matthew McConaughey

79. “Down the violet wind slid syrinx melodies, wild as foxes, mad as love, strange as wakening.” – Cecilia Dart Thornton

Fox Quotes That Will Inspire You

80. “Sand dunes fill up all our towns. Foxes howl and the creepers prowl around. The peeling wet bricks of London town foxes howl and the way men cower.” – Edwin Thomas Congreave

81. “A faithful history of the life even of a fox maybe not without its interest, for, to the wise, nothing in nature mean, and truth us never insignificant.” – Thomas Smith

82. “Foxes are often called sly, and they certainly earn their reputation.” – Vicki Redden

83. “Paired foxes are loyal to each other, and they show a lot of affection. They mate for life.” – Vicki Redden

84. “Most of the fox’s extended family is extinct, and known to u only through paleontology, but the glimpses defy imagination.” – Adele Brand

85. “Bewildered is the fox who lives to find that grapes beyond reach can be really sour.” – Dorothy Parker

86. “All the intelligence and talent in the world can’t make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can’t be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox.” – Willa Cather

87. “The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.” – William Shenstone

88. “If we want foxes, to observe and delight in, we must have hunting.” – Paul Johnson

89. “The fox remains always a fox, the goose remains a goose, and the tiger will retain the character of a tiger.” – Adolf Hitler

Fox Quotes That Will Make You Smile

90. “Like the fox, I run with the hunted and if I’m not the happiest man on earth I’m surely the luckiest man alive.” – Charles Bukowski

91. “Hee that will deceive the fox must rise betimes.” – George Herbert

92. “Even if the donkey cuts his ears and puts a foxtail on it, he continues to bray.” – Carlos Saweedra Weise

93. “He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.” – Niels Henrik Abel

94. “I’m an inveterate fox and not a hedgehog, so I always think you should try everything.” – Clifford Geertz

95. “You gotta get up early in the morning to catch a fox and stay up late at night to get a mink.” – Mae West

96. “Though the Fox run, the chicken hath wings.” – George Herbert

97. “Fox taught me how to sing and dance.” – Cory Monteith

98. “If they can’t make you bend to them, they will claim for making you stronger, the cunning foxes”- P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

99. “Can’t eat grapes without thinking about a fox.” – Nitya Prakash

100. “If the crafty fox wants to be even craftier, he must learn from humans a lesson of craftiness!”- Mehmet Murat Ildan

Did You Get Inspired by These Fox Quotes?

Fox is an animal which can be found, both in the jungle as well as in communities and cities, foxes can be easily seen near farms or the agricultural field. It is the most common animal in European countries that looks like a dog but has the characteristics of a cat.

The actions of a fox such as hunting and climbing, are very important for them to survive. We can learn from a fox that with perseverance and determination we can truly find the fruit of victory and get the things we want in life.

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