55+ Best Fox Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Fox is a wild mammal belonging to the dog family that has a pointed face and ears, a wide tail covered in fur, and often reddish-brown fur. Inspirational fox quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Fox Quotes

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

An old fox understands the trap. – Unknown

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

Let every fox take care of his own tail. – Italian

You will catch the fox with cunning, and the wolf with courage. – Albanian

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

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

The sleeping fox catches no poultry. – Benjamin Franklin

The fox changes his fur but not his habits. – Anonymous

Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact. – Ambrose Bierce

Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head – The Bible

A fox is a wolf who sends flowers. – Ruth Weston

A fox may steal your hens, sir, / . . . If lawyer’s hand is fee’d sir, / He steals your whole estate. – John Gay

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

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

And just like a midsummer nights breeze, she ran away, into the moonlight, a fox, proud and strong. The lone wolf walked away, saddened she was gone. – Jason Winchester

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

He who has to do with foxes must look after his hen-roost. – German

Old foxes want no tutors. – Dutch

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

What a hungry fox constantly dreams of is a chicken! – Mehmet Murat ildan

In a society where every man is fox-minded, you need to be foxier than the fox! – Mehmet Murat ildan

The fox changes his fur but not his habits. – Unknown

Many foxes grow gray, but few grow good. – Benjamin Franklin

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

An election is coming: Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – George Eliot

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. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves. – Machiavelli

So you tell me there are wolves on the mountain, and foxes in the valley. – Spanish

It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach. – French

With foxes we must play the fox. – Thomas Fuller

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

Where the lion’s skin falls short it must be eked out with the fox’s. – Lysander

She devoured stories with rapacious greed, ranks of black marks on white, sorting themselves into mountains and trees, stars, moons and suns, dragons, dwarfs, and forests containing wolves, foxes and the dark. – A.S. Byatt

Sometimes it was possible for me to believe he had practised an enchantment upon me, as foxes in this country may, for, here, a fox can masquerade as human and at the best of times the high cheekbones gave to his face the aspect of a mask. – Angela Carter

‘Badgers!’ said Lucy. ‘Foxes!’ said Edmund. ‘Rabbits!’ said Susan. – C.S. Lewis

A client twixt his attorney and counselor is like a goose twixt two foxes. – Unknown

A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four. – Serbian

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

Our first point of discussion is the hunt. (…) My idea is to start the film with an image of the vixen locked out of her lair which has been plugged up. Her terror as she’s pursued across the country. This is a big deal. It means training a fox from birth or dressing up a dog to look like a fox. Or hiring David Attenbrorough, who probably knows a few foxes well enough to ask a favour. – Emma Thompson

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

Sometimes since I’ve been in the garden I’ve looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden – in all the places. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Relatives are the worst friends, said the fox as the dogs took after him. – Danish

When a fox preaches, take care of your geese. – Unknown

What I took to be the norm – taut, smooth, supple – was the transient special case of youth. To me, the old were a separate species, like sparrows or foxes. – Ian McEwan

When I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit

on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,

until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost

unhearable sound of the roses singing. – Mary Oliver

What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can. – German

To One who wandered by a lonely sea, and sought in vain for any place of rest:

‘Foxes have holes, and every bird its nest. I, only I, must wander wearily,

And bruise my feet, and drink wine salt with tears.’ – Oscar Wilde

Children picking up our bones

Will never know that these were once

As quick as foxes on the hill. – Wallace Stevens

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