C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing: for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion living.


  • Poor conquer’d lion—from that haughty glance
  • Still speaks the courage unsubdued by time,
  • And in the grandeur of thy sullen tread
  • Lives the proud spirit of thy burning clime.
  • O. W. Holmes.

  • The lion is beyond dispute
  • Allow’d the most majestic brute;
  • His valor and his generous mind
  • Prove him superior of his kind.
  • Gay.

  • A lioness with udders all drawn dry,
  • Lay couching, head on ground, with catlike watch,
  • When that the sleeping man should stir; for ’tis
  • The royal disposition of that beast
  • To prey on nothing that doth seem as dead.
  • Shakespeare.