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34 Lion Quotes to Wake Up Your Inner Big Cat

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Sometimes, we just need to roar for others to hear us. Lions are symbols of bravery, might, strength, and if I’m completely honest, they are majestic. Although those of us who know a thing or two about wildlife know that it’s actually the lionesses that hunt for food and protect the pack, lions are the ones that reap all the fame.

So it’s no wonder that most of us find solace in wise words that narrate how awesome lions are. For those who feel small and fragile like lambs, here are the best lion quotes that will inspire you.

34 Best Lion Quotes for Those Who Are Yet to Find Their Lion’s Hearts

Motivational Lion Quotes That Will Make You Roar

#1. “I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep.” — Charles Maurice

#2. “Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn’t roar?” ― Friedrich Schiller

#3. “The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.” — A. J. Darkholme

#4. “If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.” ― Criss Jami

#5. “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.” — George R. R. Martin

#6. “You know the lion is dangerous when it is quiet, stalking, sneaking up on its prey. Only after it has ambushed and killed its prey does the lion roar. It wants to intimidate the jackals.” — J. Hand

#7. “The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep — you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart — the roar of freedom.” ― Osho

#8. “An injured lion still wants to roar.” — Randy Pausch

#9. “Lions make leopards tame.” — William Shakespeare

#10. “The creation of freedom for oneself and a sacred ‘No’, even to duty — for that, my brothers, the lion is needed.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

#11. “A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.” ― Suzy Kassem

Lion Quotes for Those Who Doubt Their Lion-Like Qualities

#12. “Lions don’t have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don’t talk, and those who talk don’t work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan.” ― Les Brown

#13. “A lioness will use all of her strength even when hunting a rabbit.” ― Kazuki Nakashima

#14. “Ordinary people regard a man of a certain force and flexibility of character as they do a lion; they look at him with a sort of wonder, perhaps they admire him, but they will on no account house with him.” ― Merkel

#15. “Lions are the ones who never look back on barking dogs.” ― M.Rehan Behleem

#16. “The lion never fears to walk alone.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

#17. “A lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.” ― Rumi

#18. “A rug feels like a lion, but that doesn’t mean you can ride it.” ― Lemony Snicket

#19. “Back a mouse into a corner, and he’ll attack a lion.” ― Manel Loureiro

#20. “Should five slaves dictate to a king? If five baboons bark, must the black-maned lion tremble?” ― Wilbur Smith

#21. “A Lion that hunts for survival in the jungle does not envy the one being fed in a zoo.” ― Suhaib Rumi

#22. “A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.” ― Turkish Proverb

#23. “The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.” ― Chanakya

Most Popular Lion Quotes to Spark Your Imagination

#24. “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” ― Elizabeth Kenny

#25. “The lion is an emblem of the dream of absolute power ― and, as a wild rather than a domestic animal, he belongs to a world outside the realm of society and culture.” ― Charles H. Hinnant

#26. “Only a lion can recognize a lion’s roar.” ― Kodo Sawaki

#27. “The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must, therefore, be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli

#28. “A dog might feel as majestic as a lion, might bark as loud as a roar, might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion’s heart, but at the end of the day, a dog is a dog and a lion is a lion.” ― Charlyn Khater

#29. “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.” ― St. Augustine

#30. “If a lion is not accepted in its own den, it will find no refuge in the rest of the jungle.” ― Wes Fesler

#31. ”To be a lion, be with lions.” ― Anonymous

#32. “Isn’t it strange how a lamb can feel like a lion when comparing itself to a mouse, whereas a lion feels like a lamb when measuring itself against dragons?” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

#33. “I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

#34. “Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.” ― Anonymous

To Conclude

Hopefully, these lion quotes will wake up your big inner cat. You might not prowl through the savanna looking for prey, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a lion in your own way. Read these quotes when you’re feeling small and inconsequential and lift your spirits all by yourself. Symbols of great leadership and success, let the lions be your daily inspiration.