Famous quotes containing the word rats:

    Common hypocrites pass themselves off as doves; political and literary hypocrites pose as eagles. But don’t be fooled by their eagle-like appearance. These are not eagles, but rats or dogs.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    When the cat’s away, the rats dance on the table.
    Swedish proverb, trans. by Verne Moberg.

    But suddenly it chanced to rain,
    And so they all went home again.
    —Unknown. Three Young Rats (l. 7–8)