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29 Best Wolf Quotes: The Words of Wisdom to Live By

When we think of wolves, we think of strength, power, and unity. Wolves are loyal but independent, powerful yet vulnerable, and there is a lot we can learn from them.

Many people associate wolves with loneliness, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Wolves, like us, create their own families to help them through tough times. By living in packs, they manage to overcome almost everything nature throws their way and persevere.

If there’s anything that we can take away from wolf quotes, it is how to be resilient, persistent, and always keep moving forward. Let’s take a look at what some of the best wolf quotes are, and what they can teach us about life.

29 Best Wolf Quotes

Wise Wolf Quotes About Love, Life, and Society

#1. “Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge with the tribe. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you – you will remember.” — Robert Ghost Wolf

#2. “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.” — William Ralph Inge

#3. “Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.” — Tennessee Williams

#4. “Anyone who thinks they stand apart from society and defies all which govern its existence has less in common with the lone wolf patriot standing up to dystopic forces of oppression — a myth — and more in common with the disease known as cancer — a harsh reality.” — Steven Weber

#5. “A wolf is no less a wolf because he’s dressed in sheepskin, and the devil is no less the devil because he’s dressed as an angel.” — Lecrae

#6. “Even a wolf knows how to be polite when animalistic humans have no clue about politeness.” — Munia Khan

#7. “The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.” — Proverb

#8. “Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” ― Alfred Hitchcock

#9. “Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.” ― Criss Jami

Wolf Quotes About Family and Love

#10. “When one runs with the wolves, one must howl with the pack.” — Leon Trotsky

#11. “Wolves don’t hunt singly, but always in pairs. The lone wolf was a myth.” — John Fowles

#12. “I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.” — Jodi Picoult

#13. ”A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.” — Haniel Long

#14. “All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.” — Christian Lous Lange

#15. “As wolves love lambs so lovers love their loves.” — Plato

#16. “Wolves together stand howling soft and loud at light, singing family songs.” — Sue Thoele

Wolf Quotes About Strength

#17. “Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate, and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.”  — Clarissa Pinkola Estes

#18. “It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be.”—  Virgil

#19. “The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf does not perform in the circus.” — Anonymous

#20. “The wolf will never lose sleep, worrying about the feelings of sheep. But no-one ever told the sheep, that they outnumber the wolves.” — Bray Wyatt

#21. “Leave the pain behind and let your life be your own again. There is a place where all time is now, and the choices are simple and always your own. Wolves have no kings.” — Robin Hobb

Wolf Quotes About Survival and Perseverance

#22. “If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.” — Nikita Khrushchev

#23. “The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.” — Abraham Lincoln

#24. “The wolf always charges the lamb with muddying the stream.” — Elihu Root

#25. “It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” — Thomas Fuller

#26. “Where there are sheep, the wolves are never very far away.” — Plautus

#27. “Wolves ate even mighty hunters, for there was no honor or code among predators, and everyone’s guts steam the same way when torn open on a cold night.” — Warren Ellis

#28. “Man is to man either a god or a wolf.” — Desiderius Erasmus

#29. “There’s always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.” — D. H. Lawrence


Hopefully, you’ll be able to draw some inspiration and wisdom from these wolf quotes. Even though we all might fall sometimes, it is important to get back up, find our inner strength, and keep going.

Like the wolf, we must keep evolving and growing. Only then will we truly find where we belong.

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