A Quote by Samuel Butler on dogs and pleasure

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on brothers, dogs, giving, heart, and sister

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: The Power of the Dog, 1909

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A Quote by Roy Blount Jr. on cats, dogs, habits, judgment, and nature

I do not know what the cat can have eaten. Usually I know exactly what the cat has eaten. Not only have I fed it to the cat, at the cat's insistence, but the cat has thrown it up on the rug, and someone has tracked it all over on to the other rug. I do not know why cats are such habitual vomiters. They do not seem to enjoy it, judging by the sounds they make while doing it. It's their nature. A dog is going to bark. A cat is going to vomit.

Roy Blount Jr.

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on animals, dogs, people, and popularity

The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on dogs and heaven

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on belief, companions, dogs, feeling, food, mountains, names, people, pets, and wonder

The best feeling I have ever had about dogs came in a primitive Akah village in the mountains of northern Thailand. The Akah keep dogs like we keep chickens and pigs. They treat their cattle as useful working companions, give them names and would never, ever think of eating one. But they eat dogs. They are not pets - dogs are simply food. There are other ways to look at dogs. I am embarrassed by how people talk to dogs. I wonder what dogs must think. You know what I mean. You have heard it. Even dogs think it is weird. Watch a dog when a human does this. The dog can not believe what his is hearing, either. "Does Poochie wantum drinky? No. Poochie wantum go outside."

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on dogs


The old dog barks backward without getting up. I can remember when he was a pup.

Robert Frost

Source: The Span of Life, 1936

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on dogs, learning, lies, and loyalty

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedence, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on children, dogs, and idealism

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

Source: Quoted by Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by Robert Burton on ambition, anxiety, birds, dogs, labor, and men

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety,but never reach the top.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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