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If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you get his cub?
Chinese proverb

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are
paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your
life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart

To beat a tiger one must have a brother's help.
Chinese proverb

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.
Ethiopian proverb

There is no off switch on a tiger.
German proverb

Being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep on riding or be swallowed.
Harry Truman

When a man says money can do anything that settles it: he hasn't got any. When a man
wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport, when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

A paper tiger does not bear close scrutiny.
Chinese proverb

It is no use trying to satisfy a tiger by feeding him with cat's meat.
Sir Winston Churchill

Don't caress the tiger's whiskers when he is sleeping.
Chinese proverb

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
Henry David Thoreau

The tiger crouches before he leaps upon his prey.
American proverb

A tiger dies and leaves his skin; a man dies and leaves his name.
Japanese proverb

Once Confucius was walking on the mountains and he came across a woman weeping by a
grave. He asked the woman what here sorrow was, and she replied, "We are a family of
hunters. My father was eaten by a tiger. My husband was bitten by a tiger and died. And
now my only son!" "Why don't you move down and live in the valley? Why do you continue to
live up here?" asked Confucius. And the woman replied, "But sir, there are no tax collectors
here!" Confucius added to his disciples, "You see, a bad government is more to be feared
than tigers."
Lin Yutang

Tiger father begets tiger son.
Chinese proverb

Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight.
Chinese proverb

I saw the movie, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and was surprised because I didn't see any
tigers or dragons. And then I realized why: they're crouching and hidden.
Steve Martin

It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.
Chinese proverb

In the valley where there is no tiger, the hare is the master.
Korean proverb

Tiger and deer do not walk together.
Chinese proverb

He who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount.
Chinese proverb

A tiger leaves its skin when dead, but men live by their fame instead.
Malaysian proverb

God made the cat to give man the pleasure of stroking a tiger.
John Gardner

Our noblest hopes grow teeth and pursue us like tigers.
John Gardner

Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.

The impact of an attacking tiger can be compared to that of a piano falling on you from a
second story window. But unlike the piano, the tiger is designed to do this, and the impact is
only the beginning.
John Vaillant

When waking a tiger, use a long stick.
Mao Tse-tung

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It
looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.
Mao Tse-tung

Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them.
Bill Watterson

A tiger never loses sleep over the opinion of sheep.
Ziad K. Abdelnour