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Dog.  A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the World's worship - Ambrose Bierce

A dog starved at his master's gate predicts the ruin of the state - Andrew Blake

Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming and look brighter when we come - Lord Byron

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

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend - Corey Ford

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 object-relations - Sigmund Freud

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman.  The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog - Edward Hoagland

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

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs - Aldous Huxley

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog - Franz Kafka

He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.  We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals - Immanuel Kant

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.  And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it - Milan Kundera

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful - Ann Landers

Inasmuch as ownership connotes the possession of a thing, or the eradication of an individual personality, I am not a dog owner, no.  Much rather, to the extent that our relationship is characterized by humor, loyal companionship, spirit, and grace, my dog and I are grateful friends and partners - Klinger Laubscher

 If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater ... suggest that he wear a tail - Fran Lebowitz

Killing the dog does not cure the bite - Abraham Lincoln

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does - Christopher Morley

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel - Portuguese Proverb

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person - Andrew A. Rooney

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

I have seen a look in dog's eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts - John Steinbeck

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

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.

Heaven goes by favour.  If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in - Mark Twain

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail - Unknown

Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant - Unknown

The more people I meet, the more I like my dog - Unknown

You do not own a dog, the dog owns you - Unknown

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went - Unknown

If your dog doesn't like someone, you probably shouldn't either - Unknown

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

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