Quotes about dogs

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„If today is Children's Day, yesterday I said that child… the children's day is mother's day, father's day and teachers' day, but is also the day of the animals. Whenever you look at a child, there is always a hidden figure, which is a dog behind, which is something very important.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

Speech in Porto Alegre http://www2.planalto.gov.br/acompanhe-o-planalto/discursos/discursos-da-presidenta/discurso-da-presidenta-da-republica-dilma-rousseff-na-cerimonia-de-anuncio-de-investimentos-do-pac-mobilidade-urbana-e-entrega-de-57-maquinas-motoniveladoras ( YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IvZToSwgE), October 12.
2013

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„I always pet a dog with my left hand, because if he bit me, I'd still have my right hand to paint with.“

—  Juan Gris Spanish painter and sculptor 1887 - 1927

Attributed by Max Jacob (1876–1944) to Juan Gris, quoted in: Jeanine Warnod (1972). Washboat days. p. 204

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„There was no choice. If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn't you help him?“

—  Oskar Schindler German industrialist and Holocaust rescuer 1908 - 1974

To Poldek Pfefferberg, in response to the question of why he risked so much, as quoted in "Schindler : Why did he do it?" (2010) by Louis Bülow.

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„I must give you a piece of intelligence that you perhaps already know — namely, that the ungodly arch-villain Voltaire has died miserably like a dog — just like a brute. That is his reward!“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Letter to Leopold Mozart (3 July 1778), from The letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1769-1791, translated, from the collection of Ludwig Nohl, by Lady [Grace] Wallace (Oxford University Press, 1865, digitized 2006) vol. I, # 107 (p. 218) http://books.google.com/books?vid=0SGwLiCNxu7qZ5ch&id=KEgBAAAAQAAJ&printsec=titlepage&dq=%22The+letters+of+Wolfgang+Amadeus+Mozart,+1769-1791%22#PRA1-PA218,M1

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Heinrich Heine photo

„The more i get to know people, the more i like dogs.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856

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„one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap“

—  Ida B. Wells-Barnett African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, early leader in the civil rights movement 1862 - 1931

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