"A man should not eat before he feeds his livestock. " ~~ Talmud, Berakhot
"It is only cats that “meow” and wail, lions roar. " ~~ Chaim Nachman Bialik
"If the wolf speaks of peace, gather in your flock at once!" ~~ Mishle Yehoshua
"I had rather dwell with a lion and a dragon than keep house with a wicked woman." ~~ Ben Sira 25:16
"The elephant is frightened of the gnat." ~~ Talmud, Shabbat
"You cannot make a dog into a lion. " ~~ Deuteronomy (Devarim) R.
"The worst dog gets the best bone." ~~ Isaac Leibush Peretz
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. " ~~ Fran Lebowitz
"Go to the ant, you sluggard, consider her ways and be wise!" ~~ Proverbs (Mishle) 6:6
"Grasp not the horns of a powerful ox!" ~~ Hai Gaon
"When an ox falls, his butchers are many. [When a man is down, his enemies multiply.]" ~~ Lamentations R.
"If you judge men by their beards and their girth, then goats are the wisest creatures on earth." ~~ Joseph Solomon Delmedigo