Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Multa novit vulpes, verum echinus unum magnum.
The fox has many tricks, the hedgehog only one.

Tar-baby ain’t sayin’ nuthin’, en brer Fox, he lay low.
Joel Chandler Harris—Tar-Baby Story. Legends of the Old Plantation. Ch. XII.

The little foxes, that spoil the vines.
Song of Solomon. IV. 15.

Honteux comme un renard qu’une poule aurait pris.
As sheepish as a fox captured by a fowl.
La Fontaine—Fables. I. 18.

Where the lion’s skin falls short it must be eked out with the fox’s.
Lysander—Plutarch’s Life of Lysander.