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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings

Animals pick up your fear vibrations and snap at you. If you love animals, they will never
attack you. Many undisciplined human beings are just as sensitive as animals as dogs, cats,
and other animals.
Joseph Murphy

A living dog is better than a dead lion.
English proverb

The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look
on the murder of men.
Leonardo da Vinci

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
Andy Rooney

I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an
indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled
the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Alfred Hitchcock

Join the community; the wolf snatches only the stray sheep that wanders off from the flock.
Jewish proverb

Rocking chairs make long-tailed cats uneasy.
Mexican proverb

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man
again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
George Orwell

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

What you need is simple. All below are metaphorical, not physical.
1) Cojones – Extra large
2) A Bulldog's jaws – Once you grab on to something, you don't quit.
3) Bulletproof vest – There'll always be detractors, hanger-oners, I-told-you-so'ers. Let it all
bounce off.
4) A Dog neck cone – For focus. You only look back for lessons.
I'd add more, but with those 4, you can accomplish pretty much anything.
Kamal Ravikant

Toads will bully frogs.
Vietnamese proverb

Man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to
his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do.
Thomas Jefferson

If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.
Harry Truman

Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.
Norman Vincent Peale

A dog returns to where he has been fed.
American proverb

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I
realize, Oh my God... I could be eating a slow learner.
Lynda Montgomery

Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they're given wings.

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and besides it annoys the pig.
Robert A. Heinlein

It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my
Rodney Dangerfield

People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and
offensive to beasts. No animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively
for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission to the impending visitation, the
kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.

Four legs good, two legs bad.
George Orwell, Animal Farm

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole
life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein

Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only
weapon. Animals obtain food by force. Man had no claws, no fangs, no horns, no great
strength of muscle. He must plant his food or hunt it. To plant, he needs a process of
thought. To hunt, he needs weapons, and to make weapons - a process of thought. From
this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper,
everything we are and we have comes from a single attribute of man - the function of his
reasoning mind.
Ayn Rand

Old pigs have hard snouts.
German proverb

Animals have two functions in today's society: to be delicious and to fit well.
Greg Proops

Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you.
Mary Bly

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people
August Strindberg

Monkeys and apes have the ability to speak but keep silent to avoid being put to work.
Rene Descartes

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