50 Quotes From Lion That Will Inspire You

Did you know that lions never give up? 

Yes, lions can pick up a fight with animals even more enormous than them. They may lose, but they never give up on their survival, pride, and territory.

That is why lion has forever been a symbol of strength, power, and ferocity, making them indeed the king of the jungle.

Like in life, you may be thrown into battles and challenges. There are times when you will be thinking of giving up.

But hey, why don’t you take some inspiration from the lion and always choose to fight whatever obstacles and challenges you may face. 

Let us explore some of the best lion inspirational quotes to keep you fighting and motivated.

A lion is called a “king of beasts” obviously for a reason.

Jack Hanna

If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.

Matshona Dhliwayo

I try to think of myself as a lion, bringing down the kill, controlling the jungle. A lion controls his jungle.

-John Daly

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

-Elizabeth Kenny

A lion does not become king of the jungle hunting mice.

Matshona Dhliwayo

Don’t be afraid of being alone; a lion does not rule the jungle with sheep at its side.

Matshona Dhliwayo

A lion does not earn its crown quarreling with sheep.

Matshona Dhliwayo

A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.

Chuck Jones

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

– Vernon Howard

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession. 

-John Steinback

A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry.

– Salman Khan

With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It’s no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you have to run faster than others to survive.

– Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.

– Chanakya

A lioness has got a lot more power than the lion likes to think she has.

-Jacki Weaver

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

– Elizabeth I

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.

-Woody Allen

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.

– Daniel Defoe

The lion doesn’t care that the sheep laugh at him. Remember that. The lion just stays there. The animals make noise and tease. The guy with the belt is the lion.

– B.J. Penn

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up!

– Ingrid Bergman

What happens if you stick at something long enough, and study it for so long, you have a different kind of intelligence. It’s not an intellectual thing. It’s almost like an animal intelligence. I call it our form of instinct, almost how a lion knows exactly where its prey is.

– Robert Greene

The holder of authority is like the rider on a lion – he is envied for his position, but he well knows his position.

– Ali ibn Abi Talib

The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen.

– John Hannin Speke

A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of sheep.

It’s better to be a lonely lion than a popular sheep.

One who is mentored by lions is fiercer than one who is mentored by wolves.

The lion is an emblem of the dream of absolute power — and, as a wild rather than a domestic animal, he belongs to a world outside the realm of society and culture.

Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind. – Criss Jami

If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions.

The power of a lion is not in its size, in its capability and strength.

A lion doesn’t have to prove it’s a threat. You already know what the lion is capable of.

There’s more to being king than getting your way all the time.


I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.


Rise and rise again, till lambs become lions. Never give up!  

The silent breath of a wounded lion is more dangerous than its roar.

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. … It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

Attack your goals like your life depends on it.

Focus.. Hard work without focus is just a waste of your energy. Focus like the lion waiting for the deer. Sitting casually but eyes fixed on the deer. When the time is apt it just takes over. And rests for the rest of the week not having to hunt.

 The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.


The lion teaches to avoid confrontation, but to stand up fiercely when necessary. It is through the strength of love, gentleness, and patience that the lion holds its community together.

Let your faith roar so loud that you can’t hear what doubt is saying.

No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.

– Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

The lion is passion, the lion is the fire. Lions call you to them.

-Michael Samuels

The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom. 

– Osho

This is not an end. It is a beginning. You will need the courage of a lion to face this journey.

A Lion that hunts for survival in the jungle does not envy the one being fed in a zoo.

Suhaib Rumi

The lion will never eat grass no matter how hungry he is. Be like a lion, never lower your standard just because someone expects that from you.

When you build in silence, people don’t know what to attack.

A lion’s attitude is a reminder that we are not defined by our circumstances, but by our choices.

A broken man, a broken heart. There’s nothing stronger when he rises like a lion from those ashes.

Walk like a King or walk like you don’t care who’s the king.

A powerful lion never loses its attitude, it only enhances it with time.

If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him.

The lion succeeds in its hunts because he makes sure that he makes no noise.

There you go!

Remember these inspirational lion quotes whenever you face difficulties or challenges. Instead of complaining and giving up, remember that a lion roars only when he has to, which shakes the world around him. 

Be inspired and motivated by lions. Just like them, you must never give up, and instead, stand up and fight your way.

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