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  • Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.
  • Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives; I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.
  • When the fox preaches, look to the geese.
    • German proverb.
  • What the lion cannot manage to do, the fox can.
    • German proverb.
  • An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox.
  • 'Men have forgotten this truth,' said the fox. 'But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.'
  • The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.
    • Ernest Thompson Seton
  • We're always on the side of the animal that's being chased. We always seem to be on the side of the rabbit or the fox and not on the side of the hounds.
    • Norman Jewison
  • A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four.
    • Serbian Proverb.
  • If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
    • Chin-Ning Chu
  • The lion is ashamed, it's true, when he hunts with the fox.
    • Gotthold Lessing
  • Necessity changes a lion into a fox.
    • Iranian Proverb