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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs and hope

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PHYSICIAN, n. One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs and medicine

MEDICINE, n. A stone flung down the Bowery to kill a dog in Broadway.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on assumptions, dogs, and nations

J, n. A consonant in English, but some nations use it as a vowel . . . from a Latin verb, "jacere", "to throw," because when a stone is thrown at a dog the dog's tail assumes that shape.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs and order

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EFFECT, n. The second of two phenomena which always occur together in the same order. The first, called a Cause, is said to generate the other - which is no more sensible than it would be . . . to declare the rabbit the cause of a dog [who pursues it].

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs, idleness, tolerance, world, and worship

DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship. . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on dogs and duty

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CERBERUS, n. The watch-dog of Hades, whose duty it was to guard the entrance - against whom or what does not clearly appear; everybody, sooner or later, had to go there, and nobody wanted to carry off the entrance.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on cats and dogs

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If a dog jumps up into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: Dialogues of Alfred North Whitehead

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on dogs, fidelity, and friendship

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on curiosity and dogs

How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity or even for some use to us?

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on company, dogs, and faith

But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 111.

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