Because we focused on the snake, we missed the scorpion.
— Egyptian Proverbs

He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.
Proverbs snake quote

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
— Steve Irwin

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
— Jean Anouilh

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
— W. C. Fields