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A Quote by Arthur Guiterman on cats, dogs, health, heaven, persuasion, poetry, and time

THE DOG'S COLD NOSE ...a poem When Noah, perceiving 'twas time to embark, Persuaded the creatures to enter the Ark, The dog, with a friendliness truly sublime, Assisted in herding them. Two at a time He drove in the elephants, zebras and gnus Until they were packed like a boxful of screws, The cat in the cupboard, the mouse on the shelf, The bug in the crack; then he backed in himself. But such was the lack of available space He couldn't tuck all of him into the place; So after the waters had flooded the plain And down from the heavens fell blankets of rain He stood with his muzzle thrust out through the door The whole forty days of that terrible pour! Because of which drenching, zoologists hold, The nose of a healthy dog always is cold!

Arthur Guiterman (1871 - 1943)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on dogs, love, motherhood, and people

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arnold Joseph Toynbee on america, dogs, and time

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.

Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on action, dogs, god, gold, nature, needs, psychology, reading, spirituality, and water

I think descriptions of nature should be very short and always be à propos. Commonplaces like "The setting sun, sinking into the waves of the darkening sea, cast its purple gold rays, etc," "Swallows, flitting over the surface of the water, twittered gaily" - eliminate such commonplaces. You have to choose small details in describing nature, grouping them in such a way that if you close your eyes after reading it you can picture the whole thing. For example, you'll get a picture of a moonlit night if you write that on the dam of the mill a piece of broken bottle flashed like a bright star and the black shadow of a dog or a wolf rolled by like a ball, etc. . . . In the realm of psychology you also need details. God preserve you from commonplaces. Best of all, shun all descriptions of the characters' spiritual state. You must try to have that state emerge clearly from their actions. Don't try for too many characters. The center of gravity should reside in two: he and she.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: To AP Chekhov, May 10, 1886

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A Quote by Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël on dogs and men

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The more I see of men the more I like dogs.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766 - 1817)

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A Quote by Ann Landers on acceptance, admiration, and dogs

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers (1918 -)

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A Quote by Andrew A. ‘Andy' Rooney on dogs

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If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of fun out of owning one.

Andy Rooney (1919 -)

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A Quote by Andrew A. ‘Andy' Rooney on dogs

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The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Andy Rooney (1919 -)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs, god, and gold

ZEUS, n. The chief of Grecian gods, adored by the Romans as Jupiter and by the modern Americans as God, Gold, Mob and Dog.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on attitude, dogs, god, and spirituality

REVERENCE, n. The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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