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"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience." -- Woodrow Wilson
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." --James Thurber
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." -- Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
"The difference between cats and dogs is dogs come when they are called, cats take a message and get back to you."
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx.
"Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger." --Albert Payson Terhune 'The Coming of Lad'
"If you can't decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all ... adopt a mutt!" --ASPCA
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater... suggest that he wear a tail." --Fran Lebowitz
"A dog is not 'almost human', and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such." --John Holmes
"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." --Franklin P. Jones
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
--Ben Williams
"The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and
the opposite with those they don't know...How, then, can the dog be
anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien." --Plato
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you,
they will be there long before any of us." --Robert Louis Stevenson
"Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog?"
"America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room.
Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair." --A. J. Toynbee
"Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." --Lewis Grizzard
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite
you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." --Mark Twain
"The dog barks backward without getting up/I can remember when he was a pup." --Robert Frost
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." -- Roger Caras
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their objective relations." -- Sigmund Freud
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." --Ann Landers
"Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman.
Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might
have a little fun!" --Groucho Marx
"Politics are not my concern... they impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." --Rudyard Kipling
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." --Edward Abbey
"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he
has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." --Will Rogers
"If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that
almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog." --George Bernard Shaw
"The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people." --Daniel Pinkwater 'Train Your Dog, Dammit!'
"Rambunctious, rumbustious, delinquent dogs become angelic when sitting." --Dr. Ian Dunbar
"A dog, I will maintain, is a very tolerable judge of beauty, as appears
from the fact that any liberally educated dog does, in a general way, prefer a woman to a man." --Frances Thompson New York Times Magazine May 14, 1967
"In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses
that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not
one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presenc of man."  --Maurice Maeterlinck 'Our Friend, The Dog'
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." --Rita Rudner
"Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our
pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit." --Sir Walter Scott 'The Talisman'
"The nose of the Bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can
breathe without letting go." --Winston Churchill
"Was there ever a dog that praised its fleas?" --W.B.Yeats
"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the
allegorical paintings they can show me in the world" --Samuel Johnson
"...Do the work that's nearest, though it's dull at whiles, Helping, when we meet them, lame dogs over stiles." --Charles Kingsley
"When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news." --John Bogart
"...Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware, Of giving your heart to a dog to tear." --Rudyard Kipling
"Let dogs delight to bark, for God hath made them so" --Isaac Watts


"The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage." --Danish Proverb

"Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise." --Welsh Proverb

"Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas." --Italian Proverb

"Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." --Indian Proverb

"The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread." --Portuguese Proverb

"If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also." --Russian Proverb

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