Read our insightful serpent quotes and sayings from prominent authors, poets, philosophers, and thinkers.
Hence, philosophers use the snake as a symbol to warn people of vices and evil tendencies in others.
The serpent is seen as cunning, manipulative, and filled with vicious inner evil to cause harm to others.
Even owls, eagles, and other animals are used as metaphors to convey the meaning and wisdom of life.
William Downey quotes a bitter truth: ‘ Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting.’
Use inner discretion and intelligence to know a person and do not get swayed away purely on the external glossy appeal.
Best Serpent Quotes and Sayings
Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting.
– William Scott Downey
Eternity is a circle, a serpent that swallows its own tail.
– Elsa Barker
An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.
– Charles Mackay
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Those base men who speak of the secret faults of others destroy themselves like serpents that stray onto ant hills.
Pain is always a fanged serpent, but to the fearful it has a hundred heads.
– Dagobert D. Runes
The crookedness of the serpent is still straight enough to slide through the snake hole.
– Abraham Verghese
Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove!
– Mark Twain
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
– Franz Kafka
Wise Serpent Quotes and Sayings
The serpent is helpless unless he finds an apple to work with.
– George Ade
A serpent is a serpent, and none the less a viper, because it is nestled in the bosom of an honest-hearted man.
– Martin Delany
Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent and the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on.
– Author Unknown
If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove.
– American Indian Proverb
The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.
– Isoroku Yamamoto
To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done.
– Robert Jordan
Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.
– William Shakespeare
Unless a serpent devour a serpent it will not become a dragon. Unless one power absorb another, it will not become great.
Knowledge hath in it somewhat of the serpent, and therefore where it entereth into a man it makes him swell.
– Francis Bacon
Biblical Serpent Quotes and Sayings
Still anyone who trusts a serpent deserves its bite. The wise see a creature for what it is, not what it says it may be.
– Alice Hoffman
Beware the serpent, slyly hid, which stings; The soul with poison of Prosperity.
– Edward Robeson Taylor
Better a serpent than a stepmother!
We were ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God.
– St. Augustine
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
– William Shakespeare
Those who tread among serpents, and along a tortuous path, must use the cunning of the serpent.
– Thomas Becket
The infernal serpent; he it was, whose guile, Stirr’d up with envy and revenge, deceiv’d the mother of mankind.
– John Milton
Be aware for there is a snare ready for a serpent.
– Sania Athar
The trail of the human serpent is thus over everything.
– William James
Do not trust a malicious man because you have long been intimate with him. A serpent will still bite, though it may have been kept and tended a long time.
If a man wishes to become a hero, then the serpent must first become a dragon: otherwise he lacks his proper enemy.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Meaningful Best Serpent Quotes and Sayings
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