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Cat Sayings & Proverbs

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." Colonial proverb
"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." English proverb
"Beware of people who dislike cats." Irish proverb
"An old cat will not learn how to dance." Moroccan Proverb
"After dark all cats are leopards." - Native American Proverb
A cat may look at a king.- English Proverb
Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat.- Chinese Proverb
A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.- English Proverb
"Happy is the home with at least one cat" - Italian Proverb
"The cat was created when the lion sneezed" - Arabian Proverb
"Curiosity killed the cat, Satisfaction brought it back!" - English Proverb
"Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room" - French Proverb
"I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail" - Chinese Proverb
"Cats, flies and women are ever at their toilets" - French Proverb
"The dog for the man, the cat for the woman" - English Proverb
"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
"The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them" German proverb
"A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope" Arab Proverb
"A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat" Ethiopian proverb
"Ye shall not possess any beast, my dear sisters, except only a cat." - The Ancren Riewle (Nun's Rule)
When rats infest the Palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse. - Chinese Proverb
"Honest as the Cat when the meat's out of reach." Old English saying
"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." -- Unknown
"When the cat's away, the mice will play" - Folk Saying
The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by. - Southern Folk Saying
"Whenever the cat of the house is black, the lasses of lovers will have no lack"  Folk Saying

"A cat's eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world." - Irish Legend

All cats look gray in the dark.
A cat has nine lives.
It takes a good many mice to kill a cat.
A cornered cat becomes as fierce as a lion.
If you don't feed the cats you must feed the rats.
Wanton kittens make sober cats.
The cat is a good friend but she scratches.
A cat may look on a king.
There are many ways of skinning a cat.
They agree like cats and dogs.
Don't trust the weak appearance of the wolf or the disappearance of the cat: they'll both make a come-back.
Kick the cat out; she'll come back sure enough.
A good cat deserves a good rat.
By scratching and biting cat and dog come together.
It is a bold mouse that makes her nest in the cat's ear.
Young cats will mouse, young apes will louse.
Don't buy a cat in a bag.
Care killed the cat.
The cat that catches nomice does not earn his keep.
Curiosity killed the cat.
But, satisfaction brought it back.
A scalded cat dreads even cold water.
Keep no more cats than will catch mice.
At home an elephant, abroad a cat.
He who plays with a cat must bear its scratches.
Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan.
The cat in gloves catches no mice.
The cat shuts his eyes while he steals the cream.
The eye of the housewife makes the cat fat.
The old cat refuses to admit that the face in the looking-glass is her own.
If you give your milk to the cat you must drink water out of the sink.
What joy fills the mouse when the cat is out of the house.
When a weasel and a cat kiss, the future is not very bright.
If you play with a cat, you must not mind her scratch.
The widow gave orders to her cat and the cat gave them to its tail.
The cat loves fish, but she's loth to wet her feet.
Lions are not terrified of cats.
If the cat had wings she'd choke all the birds in the air.

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