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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on curiosity, desires, dogs, good, ideas, injustice, men, motives, science, secrets, service, slavery, value, and world

The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate. Consider, for example, two of them: mere insatiable curiosity and the desire to do good. The latter is put high above the former, and yet it is the former that moves one of the most useful men the human race has yet produced: the scientific investigator. What actually urges him on is not some brummagem idea of Service, but a boundless, almost pathological thirst to penetrate the unknown, to uncover the secret, to find out what has not been found out before. His prototype is not the liberator releasing slaves, the good Samaritan lifting up the fallen, but a dog sniffing tremendously at an infinite series of rat-holes.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Source: Reprinted in A Mencken Crestomathy,Vintage Books,NY,’82, 1st in Smart Set Aug’19

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on animals, dogs, fidelity, happiness, horses, judgment, life, love, and people

For fidelity, devotion, love, many a two-legged animal is below the dog and the horse. Happy would it be for thousands of people if they could stand at last before the Judgment Seat and say "I have loved as truly and I have lived as decently as my dog." And yet we call them "only brutes"!

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on children, dogs, and god

The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on anger, dogs, and fighting

Lo, when two dogs are fighting in the streets, With a third dog one of the two dogs meets; With angry teeth he bites him to the bone, And this dog smarts for what that dog has done.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 6.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on ambition, body, dogs, facts, life, men, nations, and wonder

Most of the stone a nation hammers goes toward its tomb only. It buries itself alive. As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: "Economy," Walden, 58

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A Quote by Harrison Ford on dogs

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Sallah: Please, what does it always mean, this "Junior"? Henry: That's his name. Henry Jones, Junior. Indiana: I like Indiana. Henry: We named the dog Indiana.

Harrison Ford (1942 -)

Source: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on advice, chance, change, courage, curiosity, dogs, failure, giving, good, ideas, indifference, mind, motivation, people, persistence, praise, secrets, trying, wonder, and work

Good enough never is. You can't get to second base keeping one foot on first. Unless you're lead dog, the scenery never changes. Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want. You will never be able to discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Be not afraid of rowing slowly. Be afraid of standing still. There are people who make things happen, and there are those who watch things happen. And there are those who wonder what happened. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do. If you were to write down all the possible ways to motivate people to do better work, friendly praise would have to come near the head of your list. The true secret of giving advice is, after you have given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Hannah Whitall Smith on change and dogs

Unless you're lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Hannah Whitall Smith (1833 - 1911)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on best friend, books, darkness, dogs, and friendship

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on belief and dogs

Chicolini: My dog - believe me, he's some smart dog. You know he went with Admiral Byrd to the Pole. Firefly: I'll bet the dog got to the pole first.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

Source: As Firefly in the movie, Duck Soup, 1933

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