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Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

~ James Bryant Conant

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When old dogs bark, it's time to watch out.

~ Unknown

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Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake.

~ Persian proverb

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When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.

~ Hindu proverb

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When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.

~ Ethiopian proverb

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When the fox preaches, look to the geese.

~ German proverb

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Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

~ Jacob Braude

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It's hard to be brave when you're only a very small animal.

~ Welsh proverb

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The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.

~ Doug Larson

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Anyone with more than 365 pairs of shoes is a pig.

~ Barbara Melser Liebermann

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One becomes a critic when one cannot be an artist; just as a man becomes a stool pigeon when he cannot be a soldier.

~ Gustave Flaubert (letter to Madame Louise Colet, 12th August 1846)

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A bone to the dog is not charity. Chrity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

~ Jack London

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You will never know if you are quick until you poke a mountain lion with a stick.

~ Steve Smith

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Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries; you will have a fine pig and a bad child.

~ Danish proverb

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A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog.

~ E N Westcott

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A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

~ Samuel Butler

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Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch

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Of all the domestic animals, the cat is the most expressive. His face is capable of showing a wide range of expressions. His tail is a mirror of his mind. His gracefulness is surpassed only by his agility. And, along with these, he has a sense of humour.

~ Walter Chandoha

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When a cat rubs the side of its face along your leg, it is affectionately marking you with its scent; identifying you as its private property; saying, in effect, "You belong to me".

~ Susan McDonough, D M V

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There is nothing in the animal world, to my mind, more delightful than grown cats at play. They are so swift and light and graceful, so subtle and designing, and yet so richly comic.

~ Monica Edwards

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Civilization is defined by the presence of cats.

~ Unknown

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The way in which she walks, the way in which she stalks, the way in which she 'talks' makes even the most ordinary cat extraordinary.

~ Peter Collier

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An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old boy.

~ Carl van Vechten

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I purr, therefore I am.

~ Anonymous

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A meow massages the heart.

~ Stuart McMillan

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If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man but it would deteriorate the cat.

~ Mark Twain

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Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

~ Garrison Keillor

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When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?

~ Montaigne

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I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.

~ Winnie the Pooh (a.k.a. A A Milne)

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Life is like a dog-sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

~ Lewis Grizzard

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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

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

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

~ Russian proverb

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Let every fox take care of his own tail.

~ Italian proverb

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Cat bathing is a martial art.

~ Unknown

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Even worse than raining cats and dogs is hailing taxis.

~ Unknown

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Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.

~ Unknown

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You don't have to be faster than the bear; you just have to be faster than the slowest guy running from the bear.

~ Unknown

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Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.

~ Unknown

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If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

~ Unknown

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When you bury dead animals under fruit trees, the fruits of these trees will be sweet.

~ Unknown

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Squirt milk on a toad's back, the cow will go dry.

~ Unknown

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