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Cow Quotes and Sayings

Here’s a collection of insightful and cute cow quotes that we think represent this gentle provider of the animal world.

Cows provide us with meat, milk, butter, yogurt, whey, leather, and many more goods that many of us consider essentials. It’s high time they get a little recognition.

After perusing the quotations, you’ll also want to check out the bovine proverbs and cow captions below the quotations.

Best Cow Quotes

The cow drinks water and it turns to milk; the snake drinks water and it turns to poison.
Japanese proverb

Who was the first guy that look at a cow and said, “I think that I’ll drink whatever comes out of those things when I squeeze them?”
Bill Watterson

Cow protection means protection of the weak, the helpless… the deaf.
Mahatma Gandhi

Learning is like a cow of desire. It, like her, yields in all seasons.

Cow-slaughter and man-slaughter are, in my opinion, two sides of the same coin.
Mahatma Gandhi

The cow is nothing but a machine which makes grass fit for us people to eat.
John McNulty

Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The cow can be saved only if buffalo breeding is given up.
Mahatma Gandhi

The mere brute pleasure of reading – the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Lord Chesterfield

Milk belongs to the cow, but the bull cow gets the publicity.
Malaya proverb

Good Cow Sayings

The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.
Michael Klaper

I don’t believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
Ann Landers

It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose the cow.
Harvey Mackay

I’m a cowboy who never saw a cow.
Johnny Mercer

I have a history of saving animals. I started years ago with a cow.
Peter Max

See Cow Appreciation Day.

Awesome Cow Quotes

I’m a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows.
Eric Stonestreet

If one has one cow, it is always better not to be too familiar with those who have seven.
Phyllis Bottome

It is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.
Martin Luther

The best way to control cows and sheep is to give them a big grazing field.
Shunryu Suzuki

Even a cow creates ambiguous signifiers. The moo of mystery.
Mason Cooley

We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not socially acceptable to be a complete and utter manipulative cow.
Lena Headey

Fortune is beastly – it is only suitable for cows and businessmen.
Irving Stone.

Just because a cow stands in a field all day doesn’t make it a philosopher.
Vaseem Khan

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Cute cow quotes.

Funny Cow Quotes

A cow’s heaven is a flower’s idea of hell.
Oliver Gaspirtz

Studying cows, pigs, and chickens can help an actor develop his character.
James Dean

All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.
Ogden Nash

My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
David Lynch

Whoever said ‘everything happens for a reason’ has never had a cow step on her foot.
Whippoorwill Valley

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?
Steven Wright

Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows.
Mason Cooley

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Dye Gussow

Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?
Billy Connolly

Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.
Fred Allen

Don’t milk the cow too hard. She will kick you.
Mason Cooley

Cow Quotes for Instagram

I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows until you come home.
Groucho Marx

A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
Arthur Koestler

I don’t want any vegetables… I paid for the cow to eat them for me.
Douglas Coupland

Grace patted my arm. ‘My cows sing better than you do.’
Kirby Larson

How do we get a pantomime cow on set? Jeez, the rigours of satire.
Mel Smith

I can tell a good cowboy by the way he approaches a cow.
Henry Green

funny cow quotes

Short Cow Quotes

Cows are gentle, interesting animals.
Ingrid Newkirk

The cow is the purest type of sub-human life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks cows. I appreciate your tastiness.
Craig Ferguson

Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
Nikki Giovanni

Sacred cows make the best hamburger.
Mark Twain

If you do not milk the cow fully, it falls sick.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

I love cows. It’s people who annoy me.

Don’t have a cow, man.
Matt Groening

Irreverence is our only sacred cow.
Paul Krassner

A curst cow hath short horns.
George Herbert

Who will sell the Cow, must say the word.
George Herbert

Milk is the only juice in a world of cows.
Munia Khan

Cows are the Devil’s handmaidens.
Linda Howard

Moo-ving Insights

Cease, cows, life is short.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don’t take a day off.
Pat Summitt

I am afraid of a cow.
Lyman Abbott

Kiss till the cow comes home.

Cows scream louder than carrots.
Alan Watts

If a cow could eat you, it would.
Greg Proops

Total contentment is only for cows.
Bette Midler

Religion is a cow. It gives milk, but it also kicks.
Gautama Buddha

No one asks the cow or the chicken where it gets its protein.
John Salley

I never drink cow’s milk.
Kate O’Mara

The sweet mellifluous milking of the cow.
Sam Walter Foss.

You’re a cow, give me some milk or else go home.
Bob Dylan.

Groucho Marx on dancing

Cute Cow Sayings

I’ve always thought the word cow was funny. And cows are sort of tragic figures. Cows blur the line between tragedy and humor.
Gary Larson

I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.
Gordon Ramsay

It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.
Georg Brandes

I never saw a purple cow; I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one.
Gelett Burgess

Every cow in the world… when they do what they do, you’ve got more carbon dioxide.
John Boehner

The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the devil’s own satanic herd!
Rowan Atkinson

It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose the cow.
Harvey Mackay

Mother cow is as useful dead as when she is alive.
Mahatma Gandhi

A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.
George Bernard Shaw

When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land.
John Stuart Mill

Knowledge is a sacred cow, and my problem will be how we can milk her while keeping clear of her horns.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer.
John F. Kennedy

Inspirational Quotations on Cows

The cow is sacred, and as a result, most Indians do not eat beef.
Maneet Chauhan

I absolutely adore cows. They’re the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing.
Mary Quant

Cow protection is the gift of Hinduism to the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Cows are a lot smarter across the board than bulls.
Thomas Haden Church

The cow is an exceptionally loving and gentle creature. She cries for days when her calf is taken from her. It is a pitiful sound, a pitiful sound.
Helen Weston

To my mind, the only possible pet is a cow. Cows love you… They will be your friends forever.
Bill Bryson

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures.
Thomas de Quincey

Keep a cow, and then the milk won’t have to be watered but once.
Josh Billings

Anything that comes from the cow, a little milk, butter, cheese, is alright for the spiritual aspirant. There is no harm to the cow, and it is of benefit to take it.
Sathya Sai Baba

Cool Cow Quotes

Cow is the source of progress and prosperity.
Mahatma Gandhi

Mother cow is in many ways better than the mother who gave us birth.
Mahatma Gandhi

Farm animals feel pleasure and sadness, excitement. They are far more intelligent than we ever imagined.
Jane Goodall

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy cows, which is pretty much the same thing.

Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows – and china.
Charles Dickens

Bovine Sayings

It’s no good crying over spilt milk; all we can do is bail up another cow.
Ben Chifley

Communism fits Germany as a saddle fits a cow.
Joseph Stalin

The cow to me is a sermon on pity.
Mahatma Gandhi

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
H.L. Mencken

You can only milk a cow so long, then you’re left holding the pail.
Hank Aaron

A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.
Samuel Johnson

I’d rather kiss a mad cow on the muzzle than a smoker on the mouth.
Paul Carvel

We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure.
Joel Salatin

I have a terrible image in my mind of a cow going to slaughter.
Cloris Leachman

Every sacred cow in the business has to do with economics.
Gena Rowlands

Cows’ milk protein may be the single most significant chemical carcinogen to which humans are exposed.
T. Colin Campbell

Pigs and cows and chickens and people are all competing for grain.
Margaret Mead

When I found out the life of a dairy cow is way worse than the life of a beef cow, I understood I had to switch to complete veganism.
Sam Simon

Truth is that a cow that will yield such people no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull.
Samuel Johnson.

Cow Proverbs

Settling a dispute through the law is like losing a cow for the sake of a cat.
Chinese proverb

All is not butter that comes from the cow.
Italian Proverb

Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.
Greek proverb

The tail of the cow watches to the right and left.
Wadchagga Proverb

Go to law for a sheep and lose your cow.
German Proverb

Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow.
Icelandic Proverb

A single hand can not slaughter a cow.
Swahili Proverb

The old cow forgets that she was once a calf.
Finnish proverb

When mother cow is cropping grass, her young one watches her mouth.
Nigerian proverb

You don’t miss the cow until the stall is empty.
Swedish proverb

Cow Captions for Instagram

  • Holy cow!
  • Moody cow.
  • An udder day, an udder dollar.
  • I love you moo and forever.
  • Cows make me happy, you not so much.
  • I workout. Just kidding, I chase cows.
  • My baby cow!
  • Home is where my cows are.
  • Legend-dairy.
  • Never trust a person who doesn’t like Cows.
  • Life on a cattle farm.
  • Go wild for a while!
  • My life is udder chaos!
  • Save a cow, eat vegan.
  • Herd that.
  • That’s a moo point.
  • Fewer people, more cows!
  • I’m a cow person.
  • Easily distracted by cows.
  • In a world of princesses, be a farm girl.
  • Just a little moo-dy girl.
  • Easily distracted by cows.
  • Cow whisperer.
  • Herd that.

Holy cow! It’s time to wrap up this article. We hope it amooo-sed you and we didn’t steer you wrong. Now, it’s time for you to take the bull by the horns and put these cow quotes, proverbs, and captions to good use.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet. He has lived in the dairyland state of Wisconsin.


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