Below is a quote which a friend sent to me, out of all the quotations I have read I do believe this one is my absolute favourite. How truly wise this man was.
Henry Beston (1888-1968) said it perfectly:
“In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we will never hear. They are not brethern, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
Recently I received a wonderful book titled “For the Love of Dogs” published by pil Publications International Ltd. It is easy to read and is certainly a joy to indulge oneself with. Both informative and enlightening, I would recommend this addition to any animal lovers library.
Below are a few of my favourite quotes taken from this book:
“If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience.” Pretty much tells one that they have alot of work to do on themselves.
George Graham Vest
“The one absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world – the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous – is his dog.
“…A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that had no food to offer. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces he is as constant in his love as the sun it its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast of the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dogs asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard agaist danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.”
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated.”
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”