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A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden. ...
by Robert Southey

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

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No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

What will not woman, gentle woman dare;
when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
- Robert Southey

To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing.
But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
- Robert Southey

 

Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means,
without sinning against his own soul.
The evil effect on himself is certain.
- Robert Southey

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty
judgments upon that which seems.
- Robert Southey

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb;
time may heal the anguish of the wound,
but the loss cannot be repaired.
- Robert Southey

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It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed,
the deeper they burn.
- Robert Southey

Affliction is not sent in vain, young man,
from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
- Robert Southey

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are
the longest half of your life.
- Robert Southey

It has been more wittily than charitably said that
hell is paved with good intentions;
they have their place in heaven also.
- Robert Southey

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing
else but a lie reduced to practice,
and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey

Not where I breathe, but where I love,
I live; Not where I love, but where I am,
I die.
- Robert Southey

They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly,
all others are but vanity.
- Robert Southey

Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body,
the peace of the city, the security of the state.
Like beams in a house or bones to a body,
so is order to all things.
- Robert Southey

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small,
so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

When I go out with the ladies, I don't force them to pronounce my name.
I tell them I like to go by the nickname of Kitten.
- Joaquin Phoenix

They say the test of literary power is whether a man
can write an inscription.
I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
- Samuel Butler

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten

I still have a problem with nuns.
I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn.
After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
- Meg Tilly

When the car's going well, I purr like a kitten.
- Buddy Rice

I like the name Atomic Kitten.
It's so great.
- Bryan Ferry

I'm lucky because I have a job I love.
I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed,
seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies.
I have a couple cats.
I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on
the road so I wont see him for a while.
I feel bad.
- Michelle Branch

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful,
I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people,
yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women
who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much:
people are curious.
- Shirley Manson

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly
terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food;
therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life
merely for the sake of his appetite.
- Leo Tolstoy

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
- Adam Ferguson

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys,
the most playful animal in existence.
- William Henry Hudson

A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
- Chief Joseph

My favorite animal is steak.
- Fran Lebowitz

Man has been adjudged a social animal.
- Francis Wright

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends
to preserve and improve the species:
in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
- Erwin Schrodinger

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal,
he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
- James Herriot

My assumption is that fundamentally the picture of the human animal,
as developed by Freud, is largely right.
- Peter Gay

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds,
even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram

Every seed is awakened, and all animal life.
- Sitting Bull

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence
and yet keep both ears to the ground.
- H. L. Mencken

Let us never forget that the greatest man is never
more than an animal disguised as a god.
- Francis Picabia

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes,
and pompous in the grave.
- Thomas Browne

Man is by nature a political animal.
- Aristotle

People should try eating no animal products for just ONE DAY a week.
- Casey Affleck

Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms.
- Edward Forbes

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
- Alexander Hamilton

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer
just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
- Dag Hammarskjold

It has been said that man is a rational animal.
All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
- Bertrand Russell

If we knew exactly what animal life was like before
the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before
the law of entropy invaded it,
we would already be living in heaven.
- Walter Lang

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps;
for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are,
and what they ought to be.
- William Hazlitt

Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created
an excessively beautiful ideal.
- Gustave Flaubert

There is not in the universe a more ridiculous,
nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
- Henry Fielding

Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not
be sought in a way which disregards man's character
as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
- Francis Arinze

The problem here is with a human being,
not with a monster, not with an animal.
The human being does things that even the monster does not do,
because the human is more sophisticated.
- Peter Malkin

An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the
experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged
human would be justifiable.
- Peter Singer

I don't wear fur and I understand their cause.
I am the biggest animal lover in the world.
I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life.
- Gisele Bundchen

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal
species in part because it's the world's largest land
mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
- Jared Diamond

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls.
They always say because it's such a beautiful animal.
There you go.
I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Man is an animal that makes bargains:
no other animal does this -
no dog exchanges bones with another.
- Adam Smith

Experience demands that man is
the only animal which devours his own kind,
for I can apply no milder term to
the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- Thomas Jefferson


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