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One of the most undervalued animals in the world is the donkey.

Being social creatures, donkeys dislike being alone. They create solid and lasting ties with other donkeys or animals they share a pasture with since they are herd animals that have evolved.

Donkeys have extraordinary memories, high levels of intelligence, and a flexible, rational approach to problem-solving.

A donkey can eat lbs of carrots in less than an hour. Additionally, a donkey might develop extra stomachs during its life.

They sometimes eat bushes and plants native to the desert; donkeys often choose to eat grass which is the most delicious thing to them. Donkeys grasp the grass with their mouth, then rip it from their front teeth rather than tearing the grass with their teeth right away.

Different things can be done with a donkey's large ears. They can hear their fellow herd members and predators from a considerable distance. The donkeys utilize their ears to emit heat, which enables them to eliminate body heat and aids in the maintenance of a cool body temperature.

The donkey's loud, raspy bleat is known as a bray. Donkeys may bray for various reasons, including loneliness, crying out to a friend, or anticipating meals.

Funny Donkey Quotes

Contrary to popular opinion, donkeys are amicable, loving creatures with strong memory skills who adore creating close connections with both people and other animals.

We hope that reading these amusing and energizing donkey quotes will make you grin, laugh, and feel lighthearted.

"A man who believes the word of a donkey in preference to my word does not deserve to be lent anything."

- Idries Shah.

“Somewhere near the Alamo, a bugle brayed: either that or McCulloch’s men had found some reason to torture a poor, defenseless donkey.”
- 'Lee At The Alamo', Harry Turtledove.

"And just because a talking donkey tells you something doesn't mean it's true."

- Matt Mikalatos.

"A donkey eats a melon, it remains a donkey."

- Idries Shah.

“Learning how to be human by attending a frat is like learning how to ride a horse by going to a Tijuana donkey show.”
- 'The Last Book On The Left: Stories Of Murder And Mayhem From History’s Most Notorious Serial Killers', Ben Kissel.

"A donkey appears to me like a horse translated into Dutch."

- Georg C. Lichtenberg.

"Leadership: Lions led by donkeys."

- Erich Ludendorff.

“A city man taking the picture of a donkey and behaving like he has seen an alien creature must absolutely be photographed as he is certainly more interesting than the donkey itself!”
- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

"Have you ever seen a donkey smelling a beautiful rose? Donkeys aren't interested in roses, they like thorn bushes or watermelon rinds!"

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

"Learning without wisdom is a load of books on a donkey’s back."

- Zora Neale Hurston.

“It's a sad donkey that runs out of carrots.”
- Anthony T. Hincks.

"The mouse is a fair treat but this one would talk the hind legs off a donkey."

- C. S. Lewis.

“The donkey heard the book gives wisdom and ate it.”
- 'The New Land', Ljupka Cvetanova.

“Never send a Man in to do a Donkey's job”

- Josh Stern.

“Keep a spirited Christian horse and a useful ethical donkey. But don't try to breed a mule.”
- 'Between Noon & Three: Romance, Law & The Outrage Of Grace', Robert Farrar Capon.

Donkey Quotes On Working Hard

Since mules and donkeys are both active, industrious animals, you must be sure to exercise them routinely.

The following quotes on donkeys working hard will inspire and motivate you in life to work harder.

"The carrot and the stick are pervasive and persuasive motivators. But if you treat people like donkeys, they will perform like donkeys."

- John Whitmore.

"It is now your duty to hone that talent because a person who wastes his God-given talents is a donkey."

- Khaled Hosseini.

"Until the Donkey tried to clear The Fence, he thought himself a Deer."

- Arthur Guiterman.

"It's hard for the donkeys to win the race if they're going to carry the elephants on their backs."

- Jim Hightower.

"The strength of the donkey mind lies in adopting a course inversely as the arguments urged, which, well considered, requires as great a mental force as the direct sequence."

- George Eliot.

"If hard work is the lead to success, then donkeys are probably the king of the jungle."

- Unknown*

"If somebody tells you you have ears like a donkey, pay no attention. But if two people tell you, buy yourself a saddle."

- Sholom Aleichem.

"Neither an ox nor a donkey is able to stop the progress of socialism."

- Erich Honecker.

"Dangling a carrot in front of a donkey—or anyone else for that matter—is not nice, and not fair, unless you eventually plan to give it up to them."

- Vera Nazarian.

"There are no bigger donkeys than these workers…. Look at our ‘craftsmen’; Sad that world history should be made with such people."

- Karl Marx.

"Vanity is a confounded donkey, very apt to put his head between his legs, and chuck us over; but pride is a fine horse, that will carry us over the ground, and enable us to distance our fellow travelers."

- Frederick Marryat.

Donkey Quotes From Shrek

The donkey in the 'Shrek' movie calls himself 'Donkey,' and Shrek calls him the same way. He is Shrek's sidekick, Dragon's spouse, the father of the Donkeys, and their best friend. He is gregarious, exuberant, happy-go-lucky, and flighty.

Donkey is Shrek's best help because of his quick wit, pop-culture satire, and never-ending energy.

"Oh man, I can't feel my toes. I don't have any toes! I think I need a hug."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"I hate it when you've got someone in your face, you try to give someone a hint and they won't leave, and then there's that big awkward silence, you know?"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Don't worry. Things seem bad because it's dark and rainy and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you. It'll be better in the morning."

- 'Shrek 2', 2004

"Donkey: Don't mess wit' me. I'm the stair master. I've mastered the stairs. I wish I had a step right here, I could step here and here and here and step all over it.
Shrek: Donkey, two things okay? Shut... up."

- 'Shrek', 2001

"Donkey: You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, Let's get some parfait, they say, Hell no, I don't like no parfait.? Parfaits are delicious!

Shrek: NO! You dense, irritating, miniature beast of burden! Ogres are like onions! End of story! Bye-bye! See ya later.

Donkey: Parfait's may be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!"

- 'Shrek', 2001

"Blue flower, red thorns, blue flower, red thorn. This would be so much easier if I wasn't colorblind!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"I'm a donkey on the edge."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Donkey: 'Cause I'm all alone, there's no one here beside me, my problems have all gone, there's no one to deride me! But ya gotta have friends.

Shrek: STOP SINGING! Well, it's no wonder you don't have any friends!

Donkey: Wow, only a true friend would be that truly honest."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"The position of annoying talking animal has already been taken."

- 'Shrek 2', 2004.

"We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I'm making waffles!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Shrek and I took some magic potion and well now... we're sexy!"

- 'Shrek 2', 2004.

"Alright, nobody move! I've got a dragon here, and I'm not afraid to use it!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Donkey: "Okay, let me get this straight: you gonna go fight a dragon and rescue a princess just so Farquaad'll give you back your swamp, which you only don't have 'cause he filled it full of freaks in the first place. Is that about right?

Shrek: You know what? Maybe there's a good reason donkeys shouldn't talk."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Now I'm a flyin', talkin' donkey! You might seen a housefly. Maybe even a superfly. But I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"It is lovely! Just beautiful. You know, you are quite a decorator. It's amazing what you've done with such a modest budget. I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Me! Me! Oh, Oh Pick Me! Oh, I Know! I Know! Me!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"And then one time I ate some rotten berries. Man, there were some strong gases seepin' outta my butt that day!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Don't die, Shrek. And if you see a long tunnel, stay away from the light!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Well, I have a bit of a confession to make: Donkeys don't have layers. We wear our fear right there on our sleeves."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"How in the name of Hans Christian Andersen am I supposed to parade around in these goofy boots?"

- Donkey, 'Shrek The Third', 2007.

"Shrek: Donkey, there's no we, no our. There's just ME and MY swamp! And the first thing I'm gonna do is build a ten-foot wall around my land.

Donkey: You cut me deep, Shrek. You cut me very deep just now... You know what, Shrek? I think this whole wall thing is to keep somebody out!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Oh, what large teeth you have. I mean white sparkly teeth, I know you probably hear this all the time from your food but you must bleach or something, 'cause that's one dazzling smile you got there, and do I detect a hint of minty freshness?"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Please! I don’t wanna go back there. You don’t know what it’s like to be considered a freak… well, maybe you do, but that’s why we gotta stick together. You gotta let me stay."

- Donkey, 'Shrek', 2001.

"You're so wrapped up in layers, onion boy, you're afraid of your own feelings."

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"I'm a donkey on the edge!"

- 'Shrek', 2001.

"Maybe I'll see y'all Sunday for a barbecue of something."

- 'Shrek 2', 2004.

"Donkey: Yup, that's me, the noble steed. Hey waiter! How 'bout a bowl for the steed?

Shrek: Look out, princess. Here comes the new me."

- 'Shrek 2', 2004.

Donkey Quotes For Instagram

Did you know that donkeys have an amazing memory? They can recall locations and the company of other donkeys from up to 25 years ago.

Here is a selection of donkey quotes you can post on your social media accounts if you cannot create a witty caption for your Instagram.

"If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him."

- George Herbert.

“The heart and grit of a donkey, the history and wisdom of all humanity, and the power of biologic processing.”
- Howard Pierce, Macronome.

"When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys."

- Mitt Romney.

"Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey."

- George Orwell.

"Heaven is the place where the donkey finally catches up with his carrot: hell is the eternity while he waits for it."

- Russell Green.

"There is no glory in outstripping donkeys."

- Marcus Valerius Martialis.

"I thought you’d rather have a live donkey than a dead lion."

- Ernest Shackleton.

“You cannot turn a Donkey into a Thoroughbred.”
- Jean-Michel Rene Souche.

“Clearly his next tat needed to be more along the lines of a donkey. ’Cuz he was acting like an ass.”
- 'Lover Avenged', J.R. Ward.

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