International Tiger Day 2016: Top quotes about wild cats to mark the day

International Tiger Day is on 29 July.

International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation. The day is held annually on 29 July.

The day was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. On International Tiger Day 2016, IBTimes Singapore has hand picked some famous tiger quotes to mark the day.

"The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction." - William Blake

"When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity." - George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

"Khrushchev reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he has caught the tiger. This tiger has other ideas." - John F. Kennedy, US President (on Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev)

"The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is." - Jack Hanna

"A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts." - Wole Soyinka

"The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours." - TS Eliot

"Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep." - Madonna, American singer

"Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them." - Bill Watterson, American cartoonist

"When waking a tiger, use a long stick." - Mao Zedong, Chinese communist leader

"Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings." - Ancient proverb