63 Fence Quotes and Sayings You Can Relate To

Our collection brings together a diverse assortment of fence quotes, sayings and proverbs that provide inspiration, wisdom and humor.

These sayings have been curated over time from various sources.

The sayings explore the fence as an architectural structure that stands by connecting posts with boards, wires, nets, or rails, effectively enclosing a space.

This collection aims to offer a relatable perspective on fences, touching on their symbolic and practical aspects and adding an element of wisdom and humor to the mix.


For those who find resonance in the commonplace, these fence quotes and sayings offer a unique perspective, making the ordinary extraordinary.

Best Fence Quotes

A good neighbor always have fences. ~ Unknown.

Fences are also needed in our hearts to keep our unworthy intruders. ~ Unknown.

If the stable gate is closed, climb the fence. ~ Julie Krone.


The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. ~ John Locke.


A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it. ~ Arthur Baer.

Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in. ~ Bono.

A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view. ~ Sophia Loren.


Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. ~ Robert Frost.

I’m a tomboy at the end of the day, so anything that causes me to have to run around, fight people, roll in the dirt, hop a fence – I’m all for it. So I really would love to do an action film. ~ Emayatzy Corinealdi.


To bring on rain, hang a snake on a fence. ~ Southern Mothers.

It makes a difference doesn’t it, whether we fully fence ourselves in, or whether we are fenced out by the barriers of others. ~ E M Forster.

Famous Fence Quotes

Build a little fence of trust around today; Fill the space with loving deeds, and therein stay. ~ Mary Butts.

The tradition is a fence around the law, tithes are a fence around riches, vows are a fence around abstinence, a fence around wisdom is silence. ~ Akiva ben Joseph.

If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence. ~ Tamlyn Tomita.


Fences and borders are a sign of weakness. ~ Yanis Varoufakis.

Fences and walls can be effective and even soothing, at least for those who build them. ~ Richard Engel.

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. ~ Lemuel K. Washburn.


Someone’s always going to come down on the side of the fence. ~ Morgan Freeman.

The fence around a cemetery is foolish, for those inside can’t come out and those outside don’t want to get in. ~ Arthur Brisbane.

In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base. ~ Ken Harrelson.

I’m a big believer in,’If anyone can understand my politics, I’ve failed.’ If you can get a sense of which side of the fence I’m on, then I’m not doing a service. I’m preaching, and that’s not my job. ~ Taylor Sheridan.


Most folks are like a barb-wire fence. They have their good points. ~ Texas Bix Bender.

The wide world is all about you, you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out. ~ J R R Tolkien.

When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions. ~ Morrie Schwartz.

The fence and the boundary line are the symbols of the spirit of justice. They set the limits upon each man’s interest to prevent one from taking advantage of the other. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr.

Fear is the highest fence. ~ Dudley Nichols.


Fences are not always necessary but at times they are at times an absolute necessity. ~ Unknown.

Some may believe the more important written words don’t ever need to be heard. But if it doesn’t read out loud to make sense, you ought to leave it sitting on the fence. ~ Rolland E. Stroup.

Fences are made for those who cannot fly. ~ Elbert Hubbard.

If you have a big expenditure right around the corner, you don’t want to be swinging for the fences with your savings. ~ Thomas Raymond.

The best way to catch a horse is to build a fence around it. ~ Emmylou Harris.

It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. ~ Jim Rohn.


Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. ~ Alex Haley.

If there is a fence and you don’t know its purpose, don’t just assume there isn’t one and tear it down. Find out what the fence is intended to accomplish. You might see it needs to stay. ~ Jerry Vines.

We can build the fence. We can triple the border patrol. We can end sanctuary cities by cutting off funding to them. We can end welfare for those here illegally. ~ Ted Cruz.

In a complex and troubling world, who wouldn’t want to simplify? Everybody does. Everybody wants to simplify and put up a picket fence. ~ Gary Ross.


If a person can build a fence around himself, he is bound to do it. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man. ~ Johnny Cash.

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Top Fence Quotes

Whenever you remove any fence, always pause long enough to ask why it was put there in the first place. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton.

A fence to wisdom is silence. ~ Akiba Ben Joseph.

There is no fence or hedge round time that has gone. You can go back and have what you like if you remember it well enough. ~ Richard Llewellyn.


Good fences make good neighbors. ~ Robert Frost.

When you’re 40, you can’t ride the fence anymore. You gotta make definite decisions about your life. ~ Dolly Parton.

Ride at any fence hard enough, and the chances are you’ll get over. The harder you ride the heavier the fall, if you get a fall; but the greater the chance of your getting over. ~ Anthony Trollope.

Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Too many people want to have one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom of God, and it is like straddling a fence. ~ Billy Graham.


If you strive for the moon, maybe you’ll get over the fence. ~ James Woods.

Everybody has barriers and obstacles. If you look at them as containing fences that don’t allow you to advance, then you’re going to be a failure. If you look at them as hurdles that strengthen you each time you go over one, then you’re going to be a success. ~ Benjamin Carson.

Short Fence Quotes

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. ~ Lemuel K. Washburn.

I never sit on a fence. I am either on one side or another. ~ Harry S. Truman.

Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas. ~ Vanna Bonta.


He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul. ~ David Lloyd George.

If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need. ~ William L. McKnight.

Know how to preserve yourself and have a fence around yourself. ~ Unknown.

Where there is a fence, there is no terror. Where there’s no fence, there is terror. ~ Tzachi Hanegbi.

Safety is a fence, and fences are for sheep. I would rather die at twenty-two, knowing the truth, then live in a cage of lies for a hundred years. ~ Karen Marie Moning.


I just swung for the fence. That’s my whole philosophy in life. ~ Ronnie Van Zant.

When you reach across the aisle and open your heart and mind, you might just find that you have more in common than you think with the guy on the other side of the fence. ~ Kayleigh McEnany.

The security fence is reversible. Human lives are irreversible. ~ Silvan Shalom.

Winning depends on where you put your priorities. It’s usually best to put them over the fence. ~ Slugger Jason Giambi.


A fence to wisdom is silence. ~ Rabbi Akiva.

As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

My question is, why does everybody want to be blonde? The grass may always be greener, but once you hop the fence, you step in dog crap. ~ Monica Potter.

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