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Here are some funny animal quotes as a little diversion from the current difficulties and bad news (March 2011 - Japan earthquake, Libya and Gaddafi, Bahrain, Yemen etc. and the slow response of the world to help).
Of course I include cats where I can...
“The noblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.”
Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 90) Mr Peter is famous for conceiving the "Peter Principle". I have heard this before from my late dad (who was the Chairman of a company). "In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence..."
“A Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.”
Florence P. Dwyer (1902 – 76) U.S. politician. This seems to be same today as when the quote was made.
"“I feel these days like a very large flamingo. No matter what way I turn, there is always a very large bill.”
Joseph O'Connor (b. 1963) Irish journalist and novelist.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it — and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again — and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.”
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) U.S. humorist and writer. Mark Twain had many a cat companion and understood cats and people.
"“Definition of a philosopher: a philosopher is a blind man in a dark cellar at midnight looking for a black cat that isn't there. He is distinguished from a theologian, in that the theologian finds the cat. He is also distinguished from a lawyer, who smuggles in a cat in his overcoat pocket, and emerges to produce it in triumph.”
Anonymous 1942). Lawyers have a bad name! There are many good honest lawyers however.
"“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950). I didn't realise that he hated the killing of tigers as much as me. At the time tigers were being slaughtered by the dozens in the name of sport. There were over 100,000 tigers on the planet when Shaw wrote that. There are now about 3,000 or is it less? - the figure is always falling. Today tiger are killed for their body parts or they just can't survive in the world anymore due to lack of space and prey. Humankind has pushed the tiger out (Bengal tiger population). This is not really a funny animal quote...
Some more funny animal quotes:
"“Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.”
William Penn (1644 – 1718).
“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)
We must keep writing and talking about cats in a way that supports the cat. Too many people see the cat companion in the wrong way, as an object like a washing machine, to benefit us, when the relationship should be one of equality and balance.
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