| Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit,
you would stay out and your dog would go in.
- Mark Twain, a Biography
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite
you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
On the 22d of June he sold his dog -- said 'Dern a dog, anyway, where you're
just starting off on a rattling bully pleasure tramp through the summer woods
and hills -- perfect nuisance -- chases the squirrels, barks at everything,
goes a-capering and splattering around in the fords -- man can't get any chance
to reflect and enjoy nature -- and I'd a blamed sight ruther carry the claim
myself, it's a mighty sight safer; a dog's mighty uncertain in a financial way
-- always noticed it-- . . .
- A Tramp Abroad
Mark Twain and General Miles
|"Let a sleeping dog lie." It is a poor old maxim, & nothing
in it: anybody can do it, you don't have to employ a dog.
- inscription written in copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Margery Clinton, August 18, 1908
I do not like dogs, because they bark when there is no occasion for it; but
I have liked this one from the beginning, because he belonged to Jean, and because
he never barks except when there is occasion -- which is not oftener than twice
- "The Death of Jean"
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