65 Bait Quotes On Success In Life

These bait quotes will inspire you. Bait, to put a piece of food on or in (a hook or trap) or to persecute or tease or to entice; tempt.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bait quotes, bait sayings, and bait proverbs.

Best Bait Quotes

  1. “The finer the bait, the shorter the wait!” ~ Frank Gorshin
  2. “Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.” ~ John Steinbeck
  3. “Bait the hook well. This fish will bite.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.” ~ William Blake
  5. “For every man there exists bait he cannot resist swallowing.” ~ Marisha Pessl

  6. “Your bait of falsehood takes this carp of truth.” ~ William Shakespeare
  7. “He that would fish, must venture his bait.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  8. “Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  9. “The profound difference that divides the human race is a question of bait – whether to fish with worms or not.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  10. “Don’t be sucked in by the su-superior, don’t swallow the culture bait, don’t drink, don’t drink and get beerier and beerier, do learn to discriminate.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

  11. “Every man has his price. This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “By one bait or another, Nature allures inhabitants into all her recesses.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  13. “Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.” ~ Sun Tzu
  14. “Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  15. “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.” ~ Mark Twain

  16. “Good things come to those who initiate.” ~ Susan RoAne
  17. “In a position of this sort, even though the enemy should offer us an attractive bait, it will be advisable not to stir forth, but rather to retreat, thus enticing the enemy in his turn; then, when part of his army has come out, we may deliver our attack with advantage.” ~ Sun Tzu
  18. “Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.” ~ Mike Tyson
  19. “Good things come to those who hustle” ~ Chuck Noll
  20. “Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith

  21. “Among all the modernized aspects of the most luxurious of industries, the model, a vestige of voluptuous barbarianism, is like some plunder-laden prey. She is the object of unbridled regard, a living bait, the passive realization of an ideal. No other female occupation contains such potent impulses to moral disintegration as this one, applying as it does the outward signs of riches to a poor and beautiful girl.” ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  22. “In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.” ~ Les Brown
  23. “Worldly wealth is the Devil’s bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.” ~ Robert Burton
  24. “I’m fishing for men with a certain kind of bait, and the bait that I am offering is not a candy; it’s a very specific thing that I’m offering, which is a deep gospel and a deep conversion.” ~ Larry Norman
  25. “I had to work on a Marlin boat, like gutting fish, like as the bait boy.” ~ Mark Ruffalo

  26. “Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. “The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. “Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.” ~ Socrates
  29. “Pleasure is the bait of sin” ~ Plato
  30. “BAIT, n. A preparation that renders the hook more palatable. The best kind is beauty.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  31. “A little bait catches a large fish.” ~ John Taylor Wood
  32. “Satan like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.” ~ Thomas Adams
  33. “Beauty, devoid of grace, is a mere hook without the bait.” ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  34. “Desire for an idea is like bait. When you’re fishing, you have to have patience. You bait your hook, and then you wait. The desire is the bait that pulls those fish in-those ideas.” ~ David Lynch
  35. “But I’m not to be caught with such poor bait! I’m a big fish, I am.” ~ Maxim Gorky

  36. “When you were young, you thought time was a burden, something to be discharged as fast as possible so you could be grown-up. But it was such a bait-n-switch – when you were an adult, you came to realize that minutes and hours were the single most precious thing you had.” ~ J.R. Ward
  37. “Bait is made to look SO good you OVERlook the trap. Whether scratched or scarred you ALWAYS get hurt giving in to Temptation.” ~ LeCrae
  38. “The fish adores the bait.” ~ George Herbert
  39. “Getting offended is the bait of Satan for the believer.” ~ David McGee
  40. “I think the bait for doing something really is always the part.” ~ Sam Waterston

  41. “An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
  42. “Girls don’t fight fair. They pull your hair and gauge you and pinch you; then they run off gasping to mommy when you try and defend yourself with a fist. Then you get locked into time out, and for what? No, my friend, the secret is, don’t snap at the bait. Let it dangle. Swim around it. Laugh it off. After a while they’ve given up and try to lure someone else.” ~ Wendelin Van Draanen
  43. “The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one’s appetite is not too keen.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  44. “Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.” ~ Moliere
  45. “The glittering baits of titles and honours are only for children and fools.” ~ Jane Welsh Carlyle

  46. “Jay Wexler is my kind of writer–a weird one, and a wry one, and one who isnt afraid to act silly in a sort of bait-and-switch that, to the readers surprise, moves him as much as it makes him laugh. Like all the best comedians, Wexler is clearly nursing a heart that the world broke a long time ago. Ed Tuttle is a book that cant decide what it wants to be when it grows up, but as with most cases of arrested development, theres something very serious going on behind all the antics. Plus, there are pictures.” ~ Ron Currie Jr.
  47. “Darkness uses light as bait on its fishhook!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  48. “Deliberate tactical errors and minor losses are the means by which to bait the enemy.” ~ Sun Bin
  49. “The fish once caught, new bait will hardly bite.” ~ Edmund Spenser
  50. “I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to say those three words. Most guys throw it around like breath, like bait.” ~ Tammara Webber

  51. “I long for a kind of quiet where I can just drift and dream. I always say getting inspiration is like fishing. If you’re quiet and sitting there and you have the right bait, you’re going to catch a fish eventually. Ideas are sort of like that. You never know when they’re going to hit you.” ~ David Lynch
  52. “We are assailed by the temptation of the love of money. If you wish to acquire riches ? they are the bait of the fishers hook ? by greed, by trafficking, by violence, by ruse or by excessive manual work that deprives you of leisure for the service of God ? in a word by any other means ? if you have desired to pile up gold or silver, remember what the Gospel says, ‘Fool! They will snatch your soul away during the night! Who will get your hoard’ (cf. Lk. 12:20)? Again, ‘He piles up money without knowing to whom it will go’ (Ps. 39:6).” ~ Pachomius the Great
  53. “Survival strategy. If you’re not careful, this place will eat you alive, and Kaylee’s like bait for the beasts.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  54. “Knowledge that is acquired is not like this. Those who have it worry if audiences like it or not. It’s a bait for popularity. Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul… The only real customer is God. Chew quietly your sweet sugarcane God-Love, and stay playfully childish.” ~ Rumi
  55. “I’m great as bait! All the vampires want to eat me!” ~ Jeaniene Frost

  56. “A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.” ~ Baden Powell de Aquino
  57. “It’s just one of those deals where I have to keep moving and keep looking. It’s a lot about timing and a lot about boat-positioning, and I’m just trying to get fish to react to several different baits.” ~ Kevin VanDam
  58. “So, Diana thought, that was the bait she had to lay out for Jack. Of course. What else? He might lust for Diana, and long for Brianna, but Jack’s true love was made of silicon.” ~ Michael Grant
  59. “When I was a young girl salmon fishing with my father in the Straits of Juan de Fuca in Washington State I used to lean out over the water and try to look past my own face, past the reflection of the boat, past the sun and darkness, down to where the fish were surely swimming. I made up charm songs and word-hopes to tempt the fish, to cause them to mean biting my hook. I believed they would do it if I asked them well and patiently and with the right hope. I am writing my poems like this. I have used the fabric and the people of my life as the bait.” ~ Tess Gallagher
  60. “We are the hunters—and we are also the bait.” ~ Rick Yancey

  61. “We’ve got a name for sushi in Georgia… bait” ~ Blake Clark
  62. “Fishing… is a sport invented by insects and you are the bait.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  63. “Try novelties for salesman’s bait, For novelty wins everyone.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  64. “When you bait your hook with your heart, the fish always bite.” ~ John Burroughs
  65. “Every man has his price. This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice – and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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