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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on debate, design, dogs, genius, horses, instinct, lies, nature, obstinacy, and talent

Brutes find out where their talents lie; A bear will not attempt to fly, A foundered horse will oft debate Before he tries a five barred gate. A dog by instinct turns aside Who sees the ditch too deep and wide, But man we find the only creature Who, led by folly, combats nature; Who, when she loudly cries-Forbear! With obstinacy fixes there; And where the genius least inclines, Absurdly bends his whole designs.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on day and dogs

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Every dog must have his day.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on contempt and dogs

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on day and dogs

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In the streets of New York between seven and nine in the morning you will see the slow procession of dog and downer proceeding from street to tree to hydrant to trash basket. They are apartment dogs. They are taken out twice a day, and, while it is a cliché, it is truly amazing how owner and dog resemble each other. They grow to walk alike and have the same set of head.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by John Rooney on dogs and learning

The quickest way to become an old dog is to stop learning new tricks.

John Rooney

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A Quote by John Heywood on dogs and love

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Love me, love my dog.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. ix. 1546

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A Quote by John Heywood on dogs

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I pray thee let me and my fellow have A haire of the dog that bit us last night.

John Heywood (1497? - 1580)

Source: Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi. 1546

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A Quote by John Davidson on beginning, dogs, earth, hope, tears, victory, war, weakness, and words

The war of words is done; The red-lipped cannon speak; The battle has begun. The web your speeches spun Tears and blood shall streak; The war of words is done. Smoke enshrouds the sun; Earth staggers at the shriek Of battle new begun. Poltroons and braggarts run: Woe to the poor, the meek! The war of words is done. "And hope not now to shun The doom that dogs the weak," Thunders every gun; "Victory must be won." When the red-lipped cannon speak, The war of words is done, The slaughter has begun.

John Davidson (1857 - 1909)

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A Quote by Joan Rivers on birth, children, and dogs

My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.

Joan Rivers (1933 -)

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A Quote by Jerome Klapka Jerome on cats, danger, dogs, friendship, home, life, love, needs, simplicity, and worth

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.

Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 - 1927)

Source: Three Men in a Boat, 1889, ch. 3

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