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= Lions in Literature =


What they say about us...

It is better to live one day as a lion than a thousand as a lamb.

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
Woody Allen

The hind that would be mated by the lion, must die for love.
William Shakespeare, All's Well that Ends Well

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Ethiopian proverb.

Even the lion has to defend itself against flies.
German proverb.

Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.
Publilius Syrus, Moral Sayings (100 B.C.).

An Englishman, being flattered, is a lamb; threatened, a lion.
George Chapman, Alphonsus.

The lion on your old stone gates,
is not more cold to you than I.

Alfred Tennyson, Lady Clara Vere de Vere

Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant.
It's a shark riding on an elephant's back, just trampling and eating everything they see.

Jack Handey

I prefer an army of deer commanded by a lion over an army of lions, commanded by a deer.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.
Og Mandino ('The greatest salesman in the world')

God shield us! - a lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing;
for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion living.

William Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream

Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame,
And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs!

William Shakespeare, King John III

Strong is the lion - like a coal
His eyeball - like a basion's mole
His chest against the foes.

Christopher Smart, Song to David
I seem forsaken and alone, / I hear the lion roar;
And every door is shut but one, / And that is Mercy's door.

William Cowper, Olney Hymns

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