Donkey Sayings

by Rebecca on June 9, 2010

in Animal Jokes,Dwight Dyke Farm


  • If an ass goes traveling, he’ll not come back a horse. – Thomas Fuller
  • Heaven is the place where the donkey finally catches up with his carrot: hell is the eternity while he waits for it. Russell Green
  • A worthy man is still worthy even penniless, a donkey is a donkey even if he is finely saddled. – Turkish Proverb
  • I am a prince and you are a prince; who will lead the donkeys? – Arabian Proverb  
  • If one man says to thee, ‘Thou art a donkey’, pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle. – The Talmud
  • Donkey’s lips do not fit onto a horse’s mouth. – Chinese Proverb
  • The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey. – Irish Proverb
  • To carry his load without resting, not to be bothered by heat or cold and always be content: these three things we can learn from a donkey. – Indian Proverb
  • When you go to a donkey’s house, don’t talk about ears. – Jamaican Proverb
  • A donkey always says thank you with a kick. – Kenyan Proverb
  • Whoever plows with a team of donkeys must have patience. – Zimbabwean Proverb
  • Better to ride on ass that carries me, than on a horse that throws me. – English Proverb
  • If three people say you are an ass, put on a bridle. – Spanish Proverb
  • Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold. – Latin Proverb
  • The donkey sweats so the horse can be decorated with lace. – Hiatian Proverb


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