Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Wolf: Quotes & Sayings
QUOTES ABOUT WOLVES
* The wolf is neither man's competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared. ... If the wolf is to survive, the wolf haters must be outnumbered. They must be outshouted, out financed, and out voted. Their narrow and biased attitude must be outweighed by an attitude based on an understanding of natural processes. (Dr. L. David Mech)
* We have doomed the Wolf not for what it is, but for what we have deliberately and mistakenly perceived it to be, the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer which is, in reality no more than a reflexed image of ourself. ... Inescapably, the realization was being borne in upon my preconditioned mind that the centuries-old and universally accepted human concept of wolf character was a palpable lie. On three separate occasions in less than a week I had been completely at the mercy of these "savage killers"; but far from attempting to tear me limb from limb, they had displayed a restraint verging on contempt, even when I invaded their home and appeared to be posing a direct threat to the young pups. (Farley Mowat)
* It is popularly believed that there is no written record of a healthy wolf ever having killed a person in North America. Those making the claim ignore Eskimos and Indians who have been killed and are careful to rule out rabid wolves. ... Ernest Thompson Seton believed that wolves attacked and killed people before the coming of guns and poisons, especially during the Winter months when food was scarce, and Native American oral history supports this. ... Throughout the centuries we have projected on to the wolf the qualities we most despise and fear in ourselves. ... The gaze of the wolf reaches into our soul. (Barry Lopez)
* The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every State which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the Northern forests who were. (Henry David Thoreau)
*All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel. … Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist. (Margaret Atwood)
* There are, of course, several things in Ontario that are more dangerous than wolves. For instance, the step-ladder. (J.W. Curran)
* There are some dogs which, when you meet them, remind you that, despite thousands of years of manmade evolution, every dog is still only two meals away from being a wolf. These dogs advance deliberately, purposefully, the wilderness made flesh, their teeth yellow, their breath astink, while in the distance their owners witter, "He's an old soppy really, just poke him if he's a nuisance," and in the green of their eyes the red campfires of the Pleistocene gleam and flicker. (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
* They are an effective, widespread, and basic predator. They are not very good adapting to change. Wolves are often referred to as an indicator species, which means that any little deterioration of their habitat causes immediate drop in their numbers in that habitat. They don't seem to be able to adjust to expanding civilization the way coyotes do. The coyote’s range is increasing in the face of human expansion, while the wolf’s is decreasing. (Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger)
* Wolves housed in cages which are far too small, are still among the most pitiful of all caged animals. (Conrad Lorenz)
* On the ragged edge of the world I'll roam, and the home of the wolf shall be my home. (Robert Service)
* Now the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon.
* It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. (Virgil)
* The wolf's clear, intelligent eyes brushed mine. The wolf is gentle-hearted. Not noble, not cowardly, just non-fighting. (Lois Crisler)
* We listened for a voice crying in the wilderness. And we heard the jubilation of wolves! (Durwood L. Allen)
* I've always said that the best wolf habitat resides in the human heart. You have to leave a little space for them to live. ... A dispersing wolf doesn't mean that wolf recovery has started in Colorado. It's cool the wolf went a long way, but unless the wolf finds another wolf, no one should read anything into this. (Ed Bangs)
* Wolves are not our brothers; they are not our subordinates, either. They are another nation, caught up just like us in the complex web of time and life. (Henry Beston)
* The timber wolves will be our friends We'll stay up late and howl, At the moon, till nighttime ends, Before going on the prowl. (Calvin and Hobbes)
* Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you--you will remember. (Robert Ghost Wolf)
* We humans fear the beast within the wolf because we do not understand the beast within ourselves. (Gerald Hausman)
* Only a mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf...We reached the old wolf in time to watch the fierce green fire dying in her eyes... There was something new to me in those eyes-- something known only to her and the mountains. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch. I thought that because fewer wolves more deer that no wolves would mean hunter's paradise, but after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view. (Aldo Leopold)
* Wolves may feature in our myths, our history and our dreams, but they have their own future, their own loves, their own dreams to fulfill. (Anthony Miles)
* Wolves signal impending attacks on people a long time before it happens. (Valerius Geist)
* Throw me to the wolves because there's order in the pack. (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
* They say the wolf bestows its happy spirit to help people. Women who obtain this spirit become skilled in creative endeavors and experience a strengthening of the senses. I would like to think there is some truth to this in my own life. (Judi Rideout)
* Where the wolves live, the forest is healthy. (Lana Turner)
* If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. (Nikita Khrushchev)
* A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. (Bertrand de Jouvenel)
* There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. (George Carlin)
* Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. (Larry Flynt)
* No matter how much you feed a wolf, he keeps looking at the forest. (Ilse Lehiste)
* Last night I dreamed I was chasing a pack of wolves, trying to belong. (Edgar Cayce)
* A female is a person who screams at the mouse and smiles at the wolf. (Shyam Kapoor)
* For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. ... The kill of the wolf is the meat of the wolf. He may do what he will, but, till he is given permission, the pack may not eat of that kill. (Rudyard Kipling)
* The timber wolves will be our friends
We'll stay up late and howl,
At the moon, till nighttime ends,
Before going on the prowl
(Calvin and Hobbes)
* A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort. (Meriwether Lewis)
* A fox is a wolf who sends flowers. (Ruth Brown)
* A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one. (William Congreve)
* All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone. (Christian Lous Lange)
* Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf. (Earl Derr Biggers)
* Crying wolf is a real danger. (David Attenborough)
* Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. (Saul Bellow)
* I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds. (Bela Lugosi)
* It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf. (Thomas Fuller)
* It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. (William Ralph [Dean] Inge)
* Lefty Grove could throw a lamb chop past a wolf. (Arthur Baer)
* Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. (Tennessee Williams)
* Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know. (Plautus)
* Man is to man either a god or a wolf. (Desiderius Erasmus)
* The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf. (Marshall McLuhan)
* The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty. (Abraham Lincoln)
* The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream. (Elihu Root)
* There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. (David Herbert Lawrence)
* Wolves may feature in our myths, our history and our dreams, but they have their own future, their own loves, their own dreams to fulfil. (Anthony Miles)
* The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be. But when he got well, a wolf once more was he. (Walter Bower)
* We're actually a wolf in sheep's clothing. (Dirk Johnson)
* Let's not let the Farm Bureau ruin a good thing. The wolves are doing great. They're staying away from livestock except in a few cases where Defenders compensates for any losses. The ecosystem is returning to a more healthy, natural state. Tourism is up and the wolves are adding to the region's economy. Why negate 20-some years of work and lots of money just to start over? (Bob Ferris)
* Wolves which batten upon lambs, lambs consumed by wolves, the strong who immolate the weak, the weak victims of the strong: there you have Nature, there you have her intentions, there you have her scheme: a perpetual action and reaction, a host of vices, a host of virtues, in one word, a perfect equilibrium resulting from the equality of good and evil on earth. (Marquis De Sade)
* They say you don't invite the wolf into the hen house. But Joe isn't afraid of the wolf or anything else. He knows who he is. (Tony Pena)
* A wolf eats sheep but now and then, ten thousands are devoured by men. (Benjamin Franklin)
* It's not a question of someone crying wolf. It's just that there are so many wolves, there is a lot of crying going on. It's just one more thing in a never-ending stream of security problems for Windows. (Andrew Jaquith)
* What's that supposed to mean? A wolf's head on a stick. Big wolf barbecue tonight? Bring your own wolf? (Eoin Colfer)
* For his part, Blind Seer had no difficulty accepting idleness. A wolf proverb stated: Hunt when hungry, sleep when not, for hunger always returns. ... Wolves regularly attacked their rivals in power, so the idea of killing to gain position was neither alien nor repulsive to her. The use of assassins she had filed as yet another of the curious tools - like swords and bows - that humans created to make up for their lack of personal armament. What she still had to puzzle through was the subtle strategies involved in killing those who were expected to inherit power rather than those who held the power itself. (Jane Lindskold)
* In the end, it is our defiance that redeems us. If wolves had a religion--if there was a religion of the wolf--that it is what it would tell us. (Mark Rowlands)
* Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves. (Angela Carter)
* The wolf was sick, he vowed a monk to be. But when he got well, a wolf once more was he. (Walter Bower)
* Stephenson believes that, as research becomes more airborne and more office-bound, we generalize more and more, and we lose the vast range of wolf experience; in fact, there are soft wolves and hard wolves, kind wolves and malicious wolves, soldiers and nurses, philosophers and bullies. (Peter Steinhart)
* Wolf's wool is the best wool, but it cannot be sheared, because the wolf will not comply. With knowledge as with wolves' surliness, the student studies voluntarily, refusing to be less than individual. He "gives his opinion and then rests upon it"; he renders service when there is no reward, and is too reclusive for some things to seem to touch him; not because he has no feeling but because he has so much. (Marianne Moore)
* Wolves are not ruled by law. They are ruled by the alpha-wolf's policy. Individual wolves can do anything not prohibited by the alpha-wolf. They can do anything they can get away with doing. To the wolf - breaking sheep law or the alpha-wolf's policy only becomes serious if caught. Getting caught is everything. (Richard Kelly Hoskins)
* Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. (James Bovard)
* I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over! (Elizabeth I)
* In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes. (Al Roker)
* In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves. (R. A. Butler)
* It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
* Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs. (Isaiah Berlin)
* Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. (Lord Byron)
* Pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians. (Yves Montand)
* That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. (Lauryn Hill)
* The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity. (Carl Van Doren)
* They died hard, those savage men--like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them. (Douglas MacArthur)
* Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. (Bruce Babbitt)
* To howl with the wolves is an excuse of those who bleat with the sheep. (Hans Reimann)
* Sooner or later, a society of sheep must create a government of wolves. (Bertrand de Jouvenel)
* It is better to die as a wolf than living like a dog. (Herbert Wehner)
SAYINGS ABOUT WOLVES
* Even the well-trained wolf won't become a lamb.
* He who believes in the wolf, becomes a snake.
* He who is a wolf by mouth, is a bear at work.
* He who helps the wolf kill, will be killed by the wolf later.
* Who asks, if the wolf takes a sheep away.
* He who fears the wolf, should not go to the forest.
* How long shall the wolf sleep beside the dead sheep?
* Where the wolf obtains, there the wolf eats.
* Where the wolf is, there are the tracks.
* Where there's no den, there's no wolf.
* Where you talk of the wolf, there it is.
* Where shall you lend a wolf meat?
* The wolf stays a wolf, even if you call it a devout lamb.
* No fence will be built around the farm before the wolf eats the geese.
* Help the wolf out of the hole--when he reaches the brink, he'll want to kill you
* The wolf doesn't leave the flock before he takes the last lamb.
* The wolf is not as bad as he is gray.
* The wolf doesn't get meat if he fears the fog.
* No one scolds the wolf for nothing.
* Everyone scolds the wolf.
* The wolf's teeth are always hidden in sheep wool.
* In a wolf's track there's the blessing of the sheep but in a pig's track there's misfortune.
* The fog is the wolf's grandfather, the rain its brother and the dew the cutthroat.
* Even the wolf loves its young.
* The wolf has the strength of a man but the mind of nine men; the bear has the strength of nine men but the mind of one.
* A wolf doesn't become a sheepdog.
* One wolf doesn't desert the other.
* The wolf is not as big as he's being scolded.
* The wolf is not afraid if the sheep farts.
* The wolf changes its coat but not its way.
* The legs feed the wolf.
* The wolf is recognized by its pelt.
* Wolf and bear aren't as strange to a man as another man.
* The wolf in the flock, the dog punished.
* From a distance, the wolf is beautiful but nearby a predator.
* The wolf is the dog's grandfather.
* The wolf doesn't kill a counted sheep.
* The wolf leaves, the bear arrives.
* The wolf kills until it dies.
* The wolf is made to be a predator.
* The wolf goes to the flock until it sells its skin.
* The wolf is a very careful man, the old man (i.e. the bear) the head of the house.
* The wolf eats and denies.
* The wolf eats, the bear protects.
* The wolf eats the mother-in-law that praises the daughter-in-law.
* The wolf needs to be scolded, the money counted and the master invited.
* The wolf, the haddock and the man from Tagamõisa are first in hell.
* The wolf always carries away the gentle lamb.
* The wolf always eats the best sheep of the flock.
* The wolf always takes the counted sheep.
* The wolf is the orphan's loaf of bread.
* Crossing the fence, the wolf is bigger than the horse.
* Go and take back from the wolf's mouth.
* When did a wolf ever become a sheep?
* Help a wolf and you will be bitten.
* If it's in the wolf's mouth, it's in its stomach.
* Wolf or bear, both have their mind.
* Make the wolf herd the sheep.
* Feed the wolf, the wolf always looks towards the forest.
* Don't scold the wolf on another man's pasture--it'll come to your pasture.
* Don't scold the wolf if it doesn't exist.
* Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
* A wolf will walk a thousand miles to eat people: a dog half way to heaven will still eat dung.
* Humans look for the straight path; the wolf looks for the most secure.
* Be the father a wolf or a bear, if only the man himself is a man.
* The luck of the boozer never gets lost, even the wolf forgives him.
* The courageous wolf finds a quick death.
* The rabbit told the wolf: "If I had your size and courage, I would cut off everyone's throat but I only dare to bite if someone attacks me".
* An obstinate sheep is always made for the wolf.
* The bear turns into a street-player, the wolf never will.
* Don't run with the bear, rather jump upon the wolf's back.
* Raise seven wolf puppies or seven sons--it's all the same.
* Even a gnat pulls a horse down, if the wolf helps.
* Don't praise the wolf behind the fence.
* The dog looks towards the forest, the wolf towards the house.
* Many dogs are the wolf's death.
* The court and debts--those fear like a mad wolf.
* A lazy wolf won't get a sheep.
* A sheep won't kill a wolf anyway.
* The sheep are on the open field, the wolf in the forest, under the bush.
* A sheep's face, a wolf's teeth.
* A sheep's look, a wolf's act.
* What has the sheep got to negotiate with the wolf?
* Why do you hunt the last year's wolf?
* Don't expect justice from the lord of the manor or mercy from the wolf pack.
* While the mare played on the mountain, the wolf killed the foal in the valley.
* What is the women's wisdom? To avoid the wolf and stay at home.
* Hunger drives the wolf into the town.
* A hungry wolf also bites a wolf.
* The dog barks until the wolf comes to the flock.
* A blind wolf is always fortunate.
* The fox is always more filled than the wolf.
* When the rye ear gets out, the wolf pups get out of the bushes for the first time too.
* A German and a wolf are the same.
* The wolf doesn't slaughter in its own pack either.
* When the wolf is at home, the wolf is not in the forest.
* When the wolf comes to the flock, he'll get fed somehow.
* So go fight for land against the wolf.
* Go hide from the wolf, the bear with two young is already waiting there.
* The wolf has its way, the fox has its way.
* The wolf has a front like oak, a rear like clay.
* The wolf always has its own songs.
* The wolf be full, the sheep unharmed.
* The wolf's blame, the shepherd's fault.
* The wolf's eyes are directed to one side (they stick together).
* Even the wolf leaves a trace.
* Even the wolf teaches its young.
* Even the wolf doesn't eat offered food.
* Even the wolf cries for its young.
* The wolf is a wolf, the sheep a roast.
* The wolf is killed while gnawing at the bones.
* The wolf will be fed, the flock will be looked after.
* The wolf shall eat this horse that does not carry two men.
* The wolf eats horse meat as well.
* The wolf forgets, the dog remembers.
* The wolf eats raw and jumps far.
* Speaking like a wolf, working like a cripple.
* The stronger wolf takes the best bite.
* Don't speak of the wolf in a heatable house.
* Work is not a wolf, it doesn't run into the forest.
* A devout sheep from the outside, a killing wolf at the inside.
* A devout face, a wolf's teeth.
* So teach a young wolf to kill.
* The wolf is not dreadful in a closed flock.
* The wolf is happier when it's alone.
* For love the wolf eats the sheep.
* He who stands godfather to a wolf should have a dog under his cloak.
* If the wolf had stayed in the wood there would have been no hue and cry after him.
* If the wolf would cease his running, the people would cease their shouting.
* Reports makes the wolf bigger than he is.
* When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game.
* "Your words are fair," said the wolf, "but I will not come into the village."
* Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood.
* Make yourself a sheep and the wolf will eat you.
* The caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong.
* Even counted sheep are eaten by the wolf.
* None so keen at the hunting of wolves as the dog with wolf blood.
* God saves the moon from the wolves.
* He who kennels with wolves must howl.
* One must howl with the wolves.
* Very hard times in the wood when the wolves eat each other.
* The bites of priests and wolves are hard to heal.
* Who herds with wolves, must howl with wolves.
* He who lives among wolves learns to howl.
* Wolves don't eat wolves.
* Wolves have howled at the moon for centuries, yet it is still there.
* A precipice in front of you, and wolves behind you; that is life.
* Rear dogs and wolves' cubs to rend you.
* Flattery looks like friendship, just as a wolf looks like a dog.
* You must howl with wolves if you wish to be one of their herd.
* The ass of many owners is eaten by wolves.
* He who goes with wolves learns to howl.
* Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
* So you tell me there are wolves on the mountain, and foxes in the valley.
* The ass of many owners is food for wolves.
* He who herds with wolves, learns to howl.
* One would rather be bitten by wolves than by sheep.
* Wolves are often hidden under sheep's clothing.
* You must howl with the wolves when you are among them.
* He howls with the wolves, and bleats with the sheep.
* The dog that kills wolves, is killed by wolves.
* Wolves do not eat each other.
* When sheep get angry they are worse than wolves.
* Turn yourself into a sheep and the wolves will eat you.
* Wolves never gossip about each other.
* Where there are no dogs the wolves will howl.
* If you live with wolves learn to howl.
* If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods.
* One must howl with the wolves.
* The death of the wolves is the safety of the sheep.
* That's how the world is: wolves kill sheep.
* He who walks with wolves learns to howl.
* Two wolves may worry one sheep.
* The dog was asked: Why do you bark? "To scare the wolves."
* The dog was asked: Why do you wag your tail? "What do you think, am I not afraid of wolves?"
* Go hunting for rabbits--be eaten by wolves.
* When the wolf is killed, all dogs bite it.
* You have to marry the wolf to tame it.
* Showing mercy to wolves is doing the sheep wrong.
* Man is another Man's wolf
* Evil's talk equals the wolf's prayers.
* Even the best shepherd loses a sheep to the wolf.
* When the wolf got caught, it wanted to become religious.
* The wolf eats the sheep from love.
* You can't trust the flatterer and the wolf.
* Only mad sheep confide in the wolf.
* The wolf finds a reason easily, if he wants to eat the sheep.
* The wolf is safe from wolves.
* The wolf gets older but not better.
* The wolves' death is the sheeps' living.
* A silly sheep that confesses to the wolf.
* It is dangerous to hold the wolf by the ears.
* "Thank you", said the goat, when the wolf invited her for lunch.
* The more wolves, the less sheep.
* The wolf has eaten everyone's donkey before the end of the year.
* One makes the wolf bigger than it is.
* You have to catch the wolf before you can flay it.
* Some are called wolf and are sheep.
* Be patient, said the wolf to the donkey.
* It's hard to choose among wolves.
* The wolf doesn't care about statutes.
* When the wolf grows old, the crows ride it.
* When the wolf is buried, the sheep dance.
* The sheep mustn't bleat when the wolf is hungry.
* When the wolf is in the village, there's no time to feed the dogs.
* If the wolf wants to, the lamb is wrong.
* A mountain with a wolf on it stands a little bit higher.
* A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
* When the prey is consumed, one wolf eats the other.
* When the shepherds argue, the wolf has won.
* He who serves the wolf can't serve the flock.
* He who spares the wolf, jeopardizes the sheep.
* He who raises a wolf will get eaten for his reward.
* He who has wolves as friends, needs a dog for a guard.
* He who wants to eat with the wolves has to howl along with them.
* Speak of the wolf and you will see its teeth.
* The wolf is kept fed by its feet.
* How lonely is the night without the howl of a wolf.
* The caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf who keeps the caribou strong.