Cat Wisdom


"Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

-- Robert A. Heinlein

"Never try to outstubborn a cat."
-- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"

"Cats are the ultimate narcissists.
You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming.
Dogs aren't like this.
A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish."

-- James Gorman

"Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything."
-- Hank Ketchum

"There is no cat 'language.' Painful as it is for us to admit, they don't need one."
-- Barbara Holland

"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

"Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash.
That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat
it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."

-- Mark Twain

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance,
everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."

-- Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan

"Managing senior programmers is like herding cats."
-- Dave Platt

"Cats are smarter than dogs.
You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."

-- Jeff Valdez

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."
-- Ellen Perry Berkeley

"One cat just leads to another."
-- Ernest Hemingway

"Dogs come when they're called;
cats take a message and get back to you later."

-- Mary Bly

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they
are subject to a good many ailments,
but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."

-- Joseph Wood Krutch

"People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life."
-- Faith Resnick

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior."

-- Hippolyte Taine

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
-- Albert Schweitzer

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart."
-- Ernest Menaul

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never
does any harm to ask for what you want."

-- Joseph Wood Krutch



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