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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on cats and emptiness

If there were an invisible cat in that chair, the chair would look empty; but the chair does look empty, therefore there is an invisible cat in it.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cats, men, prudence, timidity, and women

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent rats.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on cats, life, and poets

The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on cats and destiny

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats?

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on cats, world, and worth

It is not worth while to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Harold Monro on cats

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When the tea is brought at five o'clock And all the neat curtains are drawn with care, The little black cat with bright green eyes Is suddenly purring there.

Harold Monro

Source: "Milk for the Cat"

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A Quote by George Eliot on cats and wonder

I'm not one o' those as can see the cat i' the dairy, an' wonder what she's come after.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Adam Bede

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A Quote by Geoffrey Chaucer on cats

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Lat take a cat, and fostre him wel with milk, And tendre flesh, and make his couche of silk, And let him seen a mous go by the wal; Anon he weyveth milk, and flesh, and al, And every deyntee that is in that hous, Swich appetyt hath he to ete a mous.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340 - 1400)

Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Maunciples Tale

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A Quote by Garrison Keillor on cats and nature

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Garrison Keillor (1942 -)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on cats, merit, and sacrifice

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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