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A collection of cat related proverbs

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A collection of cat proverbs from a variety of countries and cultures.

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Cat Proverbs

After dark all cats are leopards. – Native American Proverb

A cat may look at a king. – English Proverb

All cats are grey in the dark. – English Proverb

I gave an order to a cat, and the cat gave it to its tail – Chinese Proverb

Settling a dispute through the law is like losing a cow for the sake of a cat. – Chinese Proverb

The cat who frightens the mice away is as good as the cat who eats them – German Proverb

Don't buy a cat in a sack. – Dutch Proverb

When rats infest the Palace a lame cat is better than the swiftest horse. – Chinese Proverb

Let sleeping cats lie- French Proverb

Books and cats and fair-haired little girls make the best furnishing for a room – French Proverb

Curiosity killed the cat, Satisfaction brought it back! – English Proverb

If men were now to turn their hostility towards the cat, it would not be long before the domestic cat became a wild animal. – Nigerian Proverb

All cats are bad in May- French Proverb

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. – English Proverb

Let the female cat run; the tomcat will catch her. – German Proverb

One should not send a cat to deliver cream – Yiddish Proverb

A scalded cat dreads even cold water- French Proverb

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes. – Indian Proverb

A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat – Ethiopian Proverb

The dream of cats is all mice. – Egyptian Proverb

If stretching were wealth, the cat would be rich. – African Proverb

Happy owner, happy catIndifferent owner, reclusive cat. – Chinese Proverb

A bon chat bon rat(A good cat deserves a good rat.) – French Proverb

An old cat laps as much milk as a young. – English Proverb

Wake not a sleeping cat- French Proverb

When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined. – Iranian Proverb

The cat is nature's Beauty. – French Proverb

When the mouse laughs at the cat there's a hole nearby. – Nigerian Proverb

Happy is the home with at least one cat – Italian Proverb

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. – Colonial Proverb

The dog for the man, the cat for the woman – English Proverb

Beware of the cat that licks from the front but claws from behind – English Proverb

The cat's a saint when there are no mice about. – Japanese Proverb

The cat loves fish, but hates wet feet – Italian Proverb

The three merriest things in the world are a cat's kitten, a goat's kid, and a young widow. – Irish Proverb

The cat sees through shut lids – English Proverb

To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog. – German Proverb

A cat has nine livesFor three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays. – English Proverb

It's for her own good that the cat purrs. – Irish Proverb

The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. – Hebrew Proverb

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel. – Portugese Proverb

Cats hide their claws. – English Proverb

The cat is a good friend, only she scratches. – Portugese Proverb

He's as honest as the cat when the meat is out of reach. – English Proverb

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry- French Proverb

Handsome cats and fat dung heaps are the sign of a good farmer- French Proverb

The cat was created when the lion sneezed – Arabian Proverb

A trapped cat becomes a lion – English Proverb

An old cat will not learn how to dance. – Moroccan Proverb

No one likes to bell the cat. – German Proverb

Those that dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain. – Dutch Proverb

A cat with a straw tail keeps away from fire. – English Proverb

Beware of people who dislike cats. – Irish Proverb

Old cats mean young mice – Italian Proverb

A rat who gnaws at a cat's tail invites destruction. – Chinese Proverb

Dogs remember faces, cats remember places. – English Proverb

Who cares well for cats will marry as happily as he or she could ever wish- French Proverb

My soul feels as disturbed as if a cat were treading my heart. – Chinese Proverb

If you play with a cat, you must not mind her scratch. – Yiddish Proverb

A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope – Arabian Proverb

Whatever is born of a cat will cat mice. – Irish Proverb

Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat. – Irish Proverb

Wherever the mice laugh at the cat, there you will find a hole. – Portugese Proverb

Cats, flies and women are ever at their toilets – French Proverb

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