In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat.
— Warren Eckstein
A home without a cat- and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat- may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?
— Pudd'nhead Wilson
If animals could speak the dog would be a a blundering outspoken fellow, but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
— Mark Twain
Dogs believe every stranger is a friend they haven't met yet.
Cats wait for a proper invitation.
A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.
— Mark Twain Notebook, 1895
I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course.
— Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field, Fisher
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 Notebook, 1894
You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people, because cats find humans useful domestic animals.
— George Mikes from How to be decadent
Dogs come when they're called. Cats take a message and get back to you.
— Mary Bly
Cats are independent, by which I mean smart.
— Dave Barry.
For a man to truly understand rejection, he must first be ignored by a cat.
I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul.
— Jean Cocteau
There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat.
— Tay Hohoff
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
— Jeff Valdez
Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
— Jim Davis
There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.
— Dan Greenberg
The smallest feline is a masterpiece.
— Leonardo da Vinci
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
— English Proverb
Beware of people who dislike cats.
— Irish Proverb
You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.
— Colonial American Proverb
With the qualities of cleanliness, affection, patience, dignity, and courage that cats have, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?
— Fernand Mery
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
— Winston Churchill
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
— Hippolyte Taine
A meow massages the heart.
— Stuart McMillan
No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens.
— Abraham Lincoln
Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
A cat is a dilettante in fur.
— Theophile Gautier 1811 -1872.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
— Hal Holbrook
No heaven will not ever be Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me.
How we behave toward cats here below determines our status in heaven.
— Robert A. Heinlein
The cat was created when the lion sneezed.
— Arab Myth
The great open spaces where cats are cats.
Dogs have owners, cats have staff.