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20 Toad Quotes About The Warty Amphibian

Is that a frog? No, it's a toad showing off its bumpy skin! This quote collection highlights these amphibians as they leap from metaphor to metaphor and hop across the pages of beloved children's books. Explore this collection of toad quotes and decipher the deeper meanings of each.

Toad Quotes About The Amphibian In The Wild

Toads may be less sleek than frogs, with warty skin and sturdy builds, but every feature serves a purpose. Their robust bodies are built for burrowing and survival in various environments. As we share quotes about these amphibians, we find beauty in their practicality, showcasing a design refined by nature, not for appearance but for function.

For an in-depth knowledge of these animals, head over to our article on the different types of amphibians.

"The toad has indeed no superior as a destroyer of noxious insects, and he possesses no bad habits and is entirely inoffensive himself, every owner of a garden should treat him with utmost hospitality." -Celia Thaxter #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #toad #garden #insects

"The toad has indeed no superior as a destroyer of noxious insects, and he possesses no bad habits and is entirely inoffensive himself, every owner of a garden should treat him with utmost hospitality."
- Celia Thaxter

"I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms." -Thomas Browne #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #toad

"I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms."
- Thomas Browne

"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry." -Dave Barry #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #toad

"If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry."
- Dave Barry

"Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm." -Ambrose Bierce #trvst #quotes #beinspired #thinkgreen #toad

"Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm."
- Ambrose Bierce

Metaphorical Toad Quotes To Think About

Toads often appear in metaphors that speak to life's challenges and realities. In the following quotes, Chamfort tells us to face challenging tasks early, and Achebe reminds us to acknowledge hidden threats. Meanwhile, Gandhi highlights personal pain only the sufferer truly understands. 

Check the other metaphors below and figure out the meaning of each.

"Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day." -Nicolas Chamfort #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #toad

"Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day."
- Nicolas Chamfort

"Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life." -Chinua Achebe #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #toad #life

"Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life."
- Chinua Achebe

"Only the toad under the harrow knows where it pinches him." -Mahatma Gandhi #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #toad

"Only the toad under the harrow knows where it pinches him."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"The music of all creatures has to do with their loves, even of toads and frogs. Is it not the same with man?" -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #toad #music

"The music of all creatures has to do with their loves, even of toads and frogs. Is it not the same with man?"
- Henry David Thoreau

"Uncultivated minds are not full of wildflowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them and they are the haunt of toads." -Logan Pearsall Smith #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #toad

"Uncultivated minds are not full of wildflowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them and they are the haunt of toads."
- Logan Pearsall Smith

"The difference between love and logic is that in the eyes of a lover, a toad can be a prince, whereas in the analysis of a logistician, the lover would have to prove that the toad was a prince, an enterprise destined to dull the shine of many a passion." -Tom Robbins #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #impact #toad #passion #love

"The difference between love and logic is that in the eyes of a lover, a toad can be a prince, whereas in the analysis of a logistician, the lover would have to prove that the toad was a prince, an enterprise destined to dull the shine of many a passion."
- Tom Robbins

Noteworthy Toad Quotes In Literature

In literature, toads can provide more metaphors. Silverstein's playful lines reveal joy through the unexpected, likening laughter to a tickle from a toad. Meanwhile, Dickinson reflects on mortality, equating the vulnerability of toads to human experience. 

Together, these quotes use the humble amphibian to express deeper themes, from life's light-hearted moments to its profound truths.

"He shrieked and screamed and rolled around, Laughed his way right out of town. Through the country down the road, He got tickled by a toad." -Shel Silverstein, Ticklish Tom #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #toad

"He shrieked and screamed and rolled around, Laughed his way right out of town. Through the country down the road, He got tickled by a toad."
- Shel Silverstein, Ticklish Tom

"A Toad, can die of Light – Death is the Common Right Of Toads and Men" -Emily Dickinson #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #gogreen #toad

"A Toad, can die of Light – Death is the Common Right Of Toads and Men"
- Emily Dickinson

"Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves." -Ralph Harper #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #toad #life #human

"Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves."
- Ralph Harper

"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head." -William Shakespeare #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialimpact #toad #adversity

"Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head."
- William Shakespeare

"Think as I think,' said a man, 'or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.' And after I thought of it, I said, 'I will, then, be a toad.'" -Stephen Crane #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #toad

"Think as I think,' said a man, 'or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.' And after I thought of it, I said, 'I will, then, be a toad.'"
- Stephen Crane

Quotes About Toad Characters

Toad characters in children's literature, like those in Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad Are Friends" and Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows," bring warmth and whimsy to storytelling. They embody traits such as loyalty, friendship, and wisdom, delighting young readers and teaching valuable life lessons through their adventures. 

Browse the excerpts from these literary works that involve toad characters.

"Toad put the thin button in his pocket. He was very angry. He jumped up and down and screamed, ‘The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!'" -Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #gogreen #toad #world

"Toad put the thin button in his pocket. He was very angry. He jumped up and down and screamed, ‘The whole world is covered with buttons, and not one of them is mine!'"
- Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends

"Frog said, ‘I wrote ‘Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.' ‘Oh,' said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.'Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together." -Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #toad #happy

"Frog said, ‘I wrote ‘Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.' ‘Oh,' said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.'Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together."
- Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends

"A wind came. It blew across the land. The pile of leaves that Frog had raked for Toad blew everywhere. The pile of leaves that Toad raked for Frog blew everywhere." -Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #gogreen #toad #wind

"A wind came. It blew across the land. The pile of leaves that Frog had raked for Toad blew everywhere. The pile of leaves that Toad raked for Frog blew everywhere."
- Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends

"The clever men of Oxford, know all that there is to be known but they none of them know one half as much as intelligent Mr. Toad." -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #toad

"The clever men of Oxford, know all that there is to be known but they none of them know one half as much as intelligent Mr. Toad."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

"Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk." -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #toad

"Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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