58 Best Scorpion Quotes On Success In Life

These scorpion quotes will inspire you. Scorpions have eight legs and are easily recognized by a pair of grasping pincers and a narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back and always ending with a stinger.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging scorpion quotes, scorpion sayings, and scorpion proverbs.

Inspirational Scorpion Quotes

  1. “An untrampled scorpion troubles no one.” ~ Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “O, full of scorpions is my mind!” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “The mind of guilt is full of scorpions.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “Woman is the gate of the devil, the road to iniquity, the sting of the scorpion, in a word, a dangerous species.” ~ St. Jerome
  5. “We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.” ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer
  6. “Old Japanese saying, live scorpion in pants makes life interesting.” ~ Will Hobbs

  7. “Do you know the story of the scorpion and the frog? You know, the frog agrees to carry the scorpion across the river, because the scorpion promises not to sting him. And then the scorpion stings the frog, halfway across the river. The drowning frog asks him why he did it, when they’ll both drown, and the scorpion says that he’s a scorpion, and it’s his nature to sting.” ~ Gregory David Roberts
  8. “Surrounded by the flames of jealousy, the jealous one winds up, like the scorpion, turning the poisoned sting against himself.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “A male scorpion is stabbed to death after mating. In chess, the powerful queen often does the same to the king without giving him the satisfaction of a lover.” ~ Gregor Piatigorsky
  10. “The Scorpion connects with the Serpent through the Dragon.” ~ Dion Fortune

  11. “Scorpions are quite ruthless, you know. That is why Artemis bid one of them to kill her foe Orion. And as a reward she set the scorpion on up in the sky. I’m not ruthless. I merely do whatever it takes to achive my goals That’s not ruthless?” ~ Lisa Kleypas
  12. “There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.” ~ Chanakya
  13. “To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and be too acute in their apprehensions, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more.” ~ Thomas Browne
  14. “Once I was chased by the king of all scorpions. I have the most notorious animal stories.” ~ Rachel Hunter

  15. “So do the dark in soul expire, Or live like scorpion girt by fire; So writhes the mind remorse hath riven, Unfit for earth, undoom’d for heaven, Darkness above, despair beneath, Around it flame, within it death.” ~ Lord Byron
  16. “Mark my words, nothing smells worse than burned scorpion.” ~ Rick Riordan
  17. “What I’m attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they’ll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don’t need people to keep them as pets. I just like them to be respectful and see that everything in nature has its place.” ~ Dominic Monaghan
  18. “a society driven mainly by selfish individualism has all the potential for sustainability of a collection of angry scorpions in a bottle.” ~ David Ehrenfeld
  19. “Envy is one of the scorpions of the mind, often having little to do with the objective, external world.” ~ Bonnie Friedman

  20. “I kept having dreams all night. I thought they were touching me with their fingers. But dreams don’t have fingers, they have fists, so it must have been scorpions.” ~ Roberto Bolano
  21. “God has allowed some magical reversal to occur so that you see the scorpion pit as an object of desire, and all the beautiful expanse around it as dangerous and swarming with snakes.” ~ Rumi
  22. “I can bear scorpion’s stings, tread fields of fire, in frozen gulfs of cold eternal lie, be tossed aloft through tracts of endless void, but cannot live in shame.” ~ Joanna Baillie
  23. “The only thing worse than fighting a giant scorpion was fighting a giant scorpion who was trying to protect her young.” ~ Suzanne Collins

  24. “If you are in a band like my brother, Rudolf, who is in the Scorpions, then you have a kind of umbrella and you cover each other. You have five people to discuss things with and you are all in the same boat, and therefore make much wiser choices.” ~ Michael Schenker
  25. “Some learned writers . . . have compared a Scorpion to an Epigram . . . because as the sting of the Scorpion lyeth in the tayl, so the force and virtue of an epigram is in the conclusion.” ~ Edward Topsell
  26. “I could fall in love with a cruel desert that kills without passion, a canyon full of scorpions, one thousand blinding arctic storms, a century sealed in a cave, a river of molten salt flowing down my throat. But never with you.” ~ Henry Rollins
  27. “We learned that lesson very well, especially in the eighties, that terrorists cannot be used as a political card, you cannot put it in your pocket, because it’s like a scorpion; it will bite you someday.” ~ Bashar al-Assad
  28. “I will now make a scorpion appear in Osama bin Laden’s pants” ~ David Copperfield
  29. “Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  30. “A king who feared wasps once decreed that they were abolished. As it happened, they did him no harm. But he was eventually stung to death by scorpions.” ~ Idries Shah
  31. “Poverty is a scorpion; it stings the poor and it also stings the men with high conscience who feel sad about the poverty; the rest is immune to it!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  32. “I used to have 30 different species of tarantulas, as well as two Australian scorpions that are considered the deadliest in the world. If stung by one, a person would die in 30 minutes. But when I had kids I had to get rid of them, of course. Those were intense!” ~ Jonathan Davis
  33. “I stopped watching for ridicule, the scorpion’s tail hidden in his words. He said what he meant; he was puzzled if you did not. Some people might have mistaken this for simplicity. But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?” ~ Madeline Miller
  34. “I have snakes, three sharks, moray eels, piranhas, five scorpions and a bird spider. All of them are predators. They are dangerous but it’s cool to have strong and powerful pets.” ~ Tracy Morgan

  35. “We may anticipate a state of affairs in which two Great Powers will each be in a position to put an end to the civilization and life of the other, though not without risking its own. We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.” ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer
  36. “Please nothing, she’s a vicious piranha. She looks all cute and cuddly, then she opens that mouth and lets loose so much venom she could double as a nest of scorpions. (Leo)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  37. “My name is Zia Rashid.” She tilted her head as if listening. Right on cue, the entire building rumbled. Dust sprinkled from the ceiling, and the slithering sounds of scorpions doubled in volume behind us. “And right now,” Zia continued, sounding a bit disappointed, “I must save your miserable lives.” ~ Rick Riordan
  38. “Each of us as he receives his private trouncings at the hands of fate is kept in good heart by hearing of the moth in his brother’s parachute and the scorpion in his neighbor’s underwear.” ~ N. F. Simpson

  39. “The canyon country does not always inspire love. To many it appears barren, hostile, repellent – a fearsome mostly waterless land of rock and heat, sand dunes and quicksand, cactus, thornbush, scorpion, rattlesnake, and agoraphobic distances. To those who see our land in that manner, the best reply is, yes, you are right, it is a dangerous and terrible place. Enter at your own risk. Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun. Try to ignore the vultures. Pray frequently.” ~ Edward Abbey
  40. “Many centuries ago, Oriental thinkers recognized that the mind is a constant mover and that it is next to impossible to stop it altogether. But one can learn to manage it by skillful use of the handle of control. They compared the mind to a jumping monkey. To intensify the image, they added that the monkey was maddened; then someone got him drunk; and finally, a scorpion bit him.” ~ Ervin Seale
  41. “Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid,
    In every bosom where her nest is made,
    Hatched by the beams of truth, denies him rest,
    And proves a raging scorpion in his breast.” ~ William Cowper
  42. “My mother only said: Thank God the scorpion picked on me and spared my children.” ~ Nissim Ezekiel

  43. “When I write “paradise” I mean not only apple trees and golden women but also scorpions and tarantulas and flies, rattlesnakes and Gila monsters, sandstorms, volcanoes and earthquakes, bacteria and bear, cactus, yucca, bladder weed, ocotillo and mesquite, flash floods and quicksand, and yes – disease and death and the rotting of flesh.” ~ Edward Abbey
  44. “Unless you are here: this garden refuses to exist. Pink dragonflies fall from the air and become scorpions scratching blood out of rocks. The rainbows that dangle upon this mist: shatter. Like the smile of a child separated from his mother’s milk for the very first time. –from poem Blood and Blossoms” ~ Aberjhani
  45. “My office is in a building in midtown Chicago. It’s an older building, and not in the best of shape, especially since there was that problem with the elevator last year. I don’t care what anyone says, that wasn’t my fault. when a giant scorpion the size of an Irish wolfhound is tearing its way through the roof of your elevator car, you get real willing to take desperate measures.” ~ Jim Butcher
  46. “It won’t be long now it won’t be long man is making deserts of the earth it won’t be long now before man will have used it up so that nothing but ants and centipedes and scorpions can find a living on it.” ~ Don Marquis

  47. “I think making a pretense of civility toward Eric Alterman is like making a pretense of civility to a scorpion.” ~ John Podhoretz
  48. “I give you five minutes to spare your blushes. here is the little bronze key that opens the ebony caskets on the mantle piece in the Louise-Phillipe room. In one of the caskets you will find a scorpion, in the other, a grasshopper, both very cleverly imitated in Japanese bronze: they will say yes or no for you. If you turn the scorpion round, that will mean to me, when I return that you have said yes. The grasshopper will mean no… The grasshopper, be careful of the grass hopper! A grasshopper does not only turn: it hops! It hops! And it hops jolly high!” ~ Gaston Leroux
  49. “You catch a fairly young field-vole and flay it… We take the skin, when Venus stands in the sign of the scorpion, and combust the skin… Now take the ash, which you got this way, and pepper it out on the fields.” ~ Rudolf Steiner
  50. “Where most people looked forward to the weekend to go out and yie one on, my idea of a good time was to figure out a Scorpions song” ~ Warren DeMartini

  51. “If it is not strong upon your heart to practice what you read, to what end do you read? To increase your own condemnation? If your light and knowledge be not turned into practice, the more knowing a man you are, the more miserable a man you will be in the day of recompense; your light and knowledge will more torment you than all the devils in hell. Your knowledge will be that rod that will eternally lash you, and that scorpion that will forever bite you, and that worm that will everlastingly gnaw you; therefore read, and labor to know that you may do–or else you are undone forever.” ~ Thomas Brooks
  52. “Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible, by faith in the omnipotence, fidelity, and wisdom of the Almighty Saviour Who gave the command. Is there a wall in our path? By our God we will leap over it! Are there lions and scorpions in our way? We will trample them under our feet! Does a mountain bar our progress? Saying, ‘Be thou cast into the sea,’ we will march on. Soldiers of Jesus! Never surrender!” ~ Charles Studd
  53. “Wit implies hatred or contempt of folly and crime, produces its effects by brisk shocks of surprise, uses the whip of scorpions and the branding-iron, stabs, stings, pinches, tortures, goads, teases, corrodes, undermines.” ~ Edwin Percy Whipple

  54. “I must brave the interior of the most tawdry and literally trumpery tower of them all … the Trump Taj Mahal. For taking the name of the priceless mausoleum of Agra, one of the beauties and wonders of the world, for that alone Donald Trump should be stripped naked and whipped with scorpions along the boardwalk.- It is as if a giant toad has raped a butterfly.” ~ Stephen Fry
  55. “Music has always helped my films. In ‘The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion,’ you can hear ‘Sunrise’ by Glenn Miller, an idol of my childhood, in the surprise ending. I like mixing comedy with suspense and action.” ~ Woody Allen
  56. “That’s the problem with them fables, they’re putting animals together that wouldn’t meet. I don’t know where a scorpion is knockin’ around with a frog.” ~ Karl Pilkington
  57. “We want the National Intelligence, we want the Police, we want the Scorpions, any other institutions, the tax people, and so on, the totality of these bodies, to get together.” ~ Thabo Mbeki
  58. “Ultimately, however, as the Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter pointed out, a powerful bureaucratic class is in the same relation to commerce as was the scorpion in Aesop to the dog on whose back he crossed the river. They will destroy commerce and establish socialism, even if it kills them, because that is their nature.” ~ John Derbyshire

Summary: Scorpions are predatory arachnids of the order Scorpiones.

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