60+ Best Tiger Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Tiger is a large wild animal of the cat family with yellowish-orange fur with black lines that lives in parts of Asia. Profoundly inspirational tiger quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Tiger Quotes

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. Konrad Adenauer

If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. Peter Benchley

The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves. Arnold J. Toynbee

There has to be absolute trust between the tiger and its master, but its master must be the master—there must be no mistake about that. Ridley Scott

Life goes on and you don’t touch tigers. Yann Martel

Occasionally, a tiger will object to too close an approach to its cubs or to a kill that it is guarding. The objection invariably takes the form of growling, and if this does not prove effective is followed by short rushes accompanied by terrifying roars. If these warnings are disregarded, the blame for any injury inflicted rests entirely with the intruder. Jim Corbett

One may ride upon a tiger’s back but it is fatal to dismount. Ernest Bramah

Tiger tracks—follow them long enough and you will eventually arrive at a tiger unless the tiger arrives at you first. John Vaillant

The tiger will see you a hundred times before you see him once. John Vaillant

Unless you enter the tiger’s lair, you cannot get hold of the tiger’s cubs. Sun Tzu

Animal totems, like the tiger, come from the other side to protect us while we are away from home. Sylvia Browne

When the time comes, let loose a tiger and a devil; but wait for the time with the tiger and the devil chained—not shown, yet always ready. Charles Dickens

If a tiger can poach on another’s territory, it probably will, and so, of course, will we. A key difference, however, is that tigers only take what they need. John Vaillant

The tiger is a bellwether—one of the thousands of similarly vulnerable species, which are, at once, casualties of our success and symbols of our failure. John Vaillant

Amazing Tiger Quotes

Life is a tiger you have to grab by the tail, and if you don’t know the nature of the beast, it will eat you up. Stephen King

Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian. Heywood Broun

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank Him for not having given it wings. Ethiopian Proverb

Everything is connected. Protecting the tiger will protect every species of animal and plant that shares its habitat. The trees that scrub pollution from the air and the rivers that supply water to every living thing. Katy Yocom

To say a tiger is an ‘outside’ animal is an understatement that is best appreciated when a tiger is inside. John Vaillant

Tough toenails, tiger. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things. Nicholas Sparks

Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. John F. Kennedy

The shadows of twilight grow, and the tiger’s ancient fierceness in my veins begins to flow. William Wetmore Story

Most cats don’t like water, and despite her pretensions of tigerhood, Julie was no different. Yes, tigers have stripes; so do tabbies. If you want to know the difference, try tossing one of each into your swimming pool. Then I would recommend running. Seanan McGuire

I bleed blue. I love being a Tiger and love being back here in Memphis. Stephen Gostkowski

Tiger watches and hunts; whereas, hyenas wait and wait, for their time, to reach rubbish left by the tiger; similarly, the fools wait, not the wise ones. Ehsan Segal

If you rile a tiger, he’s going to show his claws. Rob James-Collier

The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours. T.S. Eliot

There is nothing like the thrill of walking through the jungle looking for a tiger and knowing they could be watching you already. Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

I never try to make a painting, but a chunk of life. It is a scream; it is a night; it is like a child; it is a tiger behind bars. Karel Appel

Inspirational Tiger Quotes

No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. William Shakespeare

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious. Henry David Thoreau

When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die. Gichin Funakoshi

God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger. John Gardner

Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep. Madonna

O, tiger’s heart wrapped in a woman’s hide! William Shakespeare

Our noblest hopes grow teeth and pursue us like tigers. John Gardner

I’ve read that a tiger’s not dangerous. They say the tiger won’t attack, but one thing’s not clear to me. Has he read this, too? Does he know? John Vaillant

Tigers and women have something in common, it is their disposition; they must be treated majestically. Henrietta Newton Martin

Nothing exists now but the tiger, filling his field of vision like a bad accident, like the end of the world—a pair of blazing yellow lanterns over a temple door framed with ivory columns. John Vaillant

God is in the tiger as well as in the lamb. John Updike

I’ve often felt that the Indian tiger has not been unleashed. Ratan Tata

Now I was a tiger that neither pounced nor lay waiting between the trees. I became an unseen spirit. Amy Tan

A tiger does not ignore or slight any small animal. The way he catches a mouse and catches and devours a cow are the same. Shunryu Suzuki

I like to be a tiger roaming the jungle or an eagle soaring the skies. Sol Campbell

Even after killing ninety-nine tigers, the Maharaja should beware of the hundredth. Kalki Krishnamurthy

The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is. Jack Hanna

The tiger is humbled by memories of prey. Steve Erickson

The strong creation created by God in the world is not the lion, not the elephant, not the tiger—the girl. Arunachalam Muruganantham

A wounded tiger is a dangerous beast. Arthur Golden

The long-run is what puts the tiger in the cat. Bill Squires

Every woman should have four pets in her life—a mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. Paris Hilton

There is no off switch on a tiger. German Proverb

Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last. Maureen Dawd

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger. Confucius

If tigers could write books, they would say that man was created for them and that man is the most sinful animal because he does not allow him to catch him easily. Swami Vivekananda

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! L. Frank Baum

Time is the tiger that devours me, but I am that tiger. Jorge Luis Borges

The tiger’s world is not only amoral but peculiarly consequence-free, and this—the atavistic certainty that there is nothing more lethal than itself—is the apex predator’s greatest weakness. John Vaillant

Tigers, except when wounded or when man-eaters, are on the whole very good-tempered. Jim Corbett

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