Last week when looking for a quote about dogs for this blog, I found some that moved me profoundly. I wanted to share them with the dog lovers out there. I did not check to see if they were true quotes by Napoleon. Take care, Sandra
“Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.” Napoleon Bonaparte, after being saved by a Newfoundland after slipping on his ship and falling overboard. He did not know how to swim, and was kept above water by the dog until he could be rescued.
“There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.”
Napoleon Bonaparte, to French courtiers who had not followed him to Elba, after he escaped from there.
“This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.”
Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.
“Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.” ~Agnes Repplier
“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.” ~Author Unknown
“I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.”
~W. Dayton Wedgefarth