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quote by Linda C. Marchman: Purr more, hiss less. with background image: Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
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Purr more, hiss less.

--Linda C. Marchman
quote by Jeffery Masson: We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us. with background image: white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
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We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.

--Jeffery Masson
quote by Anonymous: In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this. with background image: assorted-color kittens
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In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this.

--Anonymous

Any time you see a cat, the day automatically becomes 10% better.

--Stewart Stafford
quote by Stuart McMillan: A meow massages the heart. with background image: white cat on brown wooden table
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A meow massages the heart.

--Stuart McMillan
quote by Susy Clemens: Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10. with background image: white and grey bicolor kitten
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Nine lives added to my one life makes a perfect 10.

--Susy Clemens
quote by Patricia Curtis: When it comes to knowing how to relax, cats are the original yoga experts. with background image: orange and white tabby cat on yellow background
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When it comes to knowing how to relax, cats are the original yoga experts.

--Patricia Curtis


quote by Rosalie Moore: Cats sleep fat and walk thin. with background image: white and orange tabby cat
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Cats sleep fat and walk thin.

--Rosalie Moore
quote by Akif Pirincci: With one of the most bewitching sounds in the world, its purr, the cat persuades us that it thinks we are wonderful. with background image: white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
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With one of the most bewitching sounds in the world, its purr, the cat persuades us that it thinks we are wonderful.

--Akif Pirincci
quote by Bill Adler: A cat is there if you call her- if she doesn't have anything better to do. with background image: orange tabby kitten
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A cat is there if you call her- if she doesn't have anything better to do.

--Bill Adler
quote by Quitillian Blue: Has it ever occured to you that crazy cat people may be sane and you be the the crazy one? with background image: white cat lying on white textile
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Has it ever occured to you that crazy cat people may be sane and you be the the crazy one?

--Quitillian Blue
quote by Anne Isaacs: You can't catch a cat, but whatever you do, in the space of a whisker a cat may catch you. with background image: shallow focus photography of brown cat
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You can't catch a cat, but whatever you do, in the space of a whisker a cat may catch you.

--Anne Isaacs
quote by Dan Greenberg: There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person. with background image: orange tabby cat on black background
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There is, incidently, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.

--Dan Greenberg
quote by Eugen Weber: If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats. with background image: person holding white fur animal
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If cats could write history, their history would be mostly about cats.

--Eugen Weber
quote by Jean Burden: Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds. with background image: orange tabby cat
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Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, he is still only a whisker away from the wilds.

--Jean Burden
quote by Kathy Young: Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat. with background image: white cat sleeps under white comforter
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Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.

--Kathy Young
quote by Wendy Beck: A cat's secrets run so deep that even the cat itself is often unaware. Their mysteries are as natural as whiskers. with background image: white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
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A cat's secrets run so deep that even the cat itself is often unaware. Their mysteries are as natural as whiskers.

--Wendy Beck

quote by Gavin Ewart: Cat sentimentality is a human thing. Cats are indifferent, their minds can't comprehend the concept 'I shall die,' they just go on living. with background image: orange and white tabby cat on pink background
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Cat sentimentality is a human thing. Cats are indifferent, their minds can't comprehend the concept 'I shall die,' they just go on living.

--Gavin Ewart



quote by Agnes Repplier: A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever and generally stopping before it gets there. with background image: white and brown cat lying on brown wooden floor
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A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever and generally stopping before it gets there.

--Agnes Repplier
quote by Ashleigh Brilliant: My cat knows the meaning of life, but has no interest in sharing the secret. with background image: brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
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My cat knows the meaning of life, but has no interest in sharing the secret.

--Ashleigh Brilliant

quote by Charles Baudelaire: Like those great sphinxes lounging through eternity in noble attitudes upon the desert sand, they gaze incuriously at nothing, calm and wise. with background image: white cat sleeps under white comforter
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Like those great sphinxes lounging through eternity in noble attitudes upon the desert sand, they gaze incuriously at nothing, calm and wise.

--Charles Baudelaire
quote by Chinese Proverb: All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws. with background image: white and grey bicolor kitten
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All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.

--Chinese Proverb
quote by Colette: Time spent with a cat is never wasted. with background image: shallow focus photo of orange cat
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Time spent with a cat is never wasted.

--Colette
quote by George Sand: When they are among us cats are angels. with background image: cat in space
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When they are among us cats are angels.

--George Sand

quote by German Proverb: Who will not feed the cats must feed the mice and rats. with background image: brown tabby cat on white stairs
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Who will not feed the cats must feed the mice and rats.

--German Proverb
quote by German Proverb: Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
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Cats are at home everywhere where one feeds them.

--German Proverb
quote by Italian Proverb: Happy is the home with at least one cat. with background image: kitten lying on red and white quatrefoil textile
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Happy is the home with at least one cat.

--Italian Proverb
quote by Japanese Proverb: The quiet cat catches the mouse. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
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The quiet cat catches the mouse.

--Japanese Proverb
quote by Jean de La Fontaine: Cats know not how to pardon. with background image: white and orange tabby cat
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Cats know not how to pardon.

--Jean de La Fontaine
quote by Jim Davis: Cats rule the world. with background image: brown tabby kitten lying on white textile
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Cats rule the world.

--Jim Davis
quote by Joseph Wood Krutch: Cats seem to go on a principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. with background image: orange and white kitty pink background
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Cats seem to go on a principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

--Joseph Wood Krutch
quote by Joseph Wood Krutch: Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. with background image: short-coated orange and white cat
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Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

--Joseph Wood Krutch
quote by Joseph Wood Krutch: In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. with background image: selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
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In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.

--Joseph Wood Krutch
quote by Kinky Friedman: Cats are like lesbians. They are creatures of narrow habit about which men can only glimpse the silken machinery of their minds. with background image: brown tabby kitten on white textile
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Cats are like lesbians. They are creatures of narrow habit about which men can only glimpse the silken machinery of their minds.

--Kinky Friedman


quote by Pam Brown: Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet. with background image: orange cat stretching on white surface
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Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.

--Pam Brown
quote by Paula Poundstone: The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer. with background image: assorted-color kittens
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The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.

--Paula Poundstone
quote by Proverb: Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan. with background image: Russian blue cat wearing yellow sunglasses
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Keep an eye on the cat and another on the frying pan.

--Proverb
quote by Robert Byrne: To err is human, to purr is feline. with background image: selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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To err is human, to purr is feline.

--Robert Byrne

quote by Robertson Davies: Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reason. with background image: white and brown long fur cat
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Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reason.

--Robertson Davies

quote by Morrissey: Cats will be cats. with background image: three brown tabby kitten lying on board
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Cats will be cats.

--Morrissey
quote by Theocritus: All cats love a cushioned couch. with background image: selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
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All cats love a cushioned couch.

--Theocritus
quote by Walter Savage Landor: Cats ask plainly for what they want. with background image: selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
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Cats ask plainly for what they want.

--Walter Savage Landor
quote by William Lyon Phelps: Cats have a sense of humor, as is shown in their extreme love of play. A middle-aged cat will often play as unreservedly as a kitten, though he knows perfectly well it is only a game. with background image: photo of author William Lyon Phelps with quote

Cats have a sense of humor, as is shown in their extreme love of play. A middle-aged cat will often play as unreservedly as a kitten, though he knows perfectly well it is only a game.

--William Lyon Phelps
quote by Sharon Creech: How can you love a little cat
so much
in such a
short
short
time? with background image: black and grey tabby cat
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How can you love a little cat
so much
in such a
short
short
time?

--Sharon Creech
quote by Elizabeth Peters: The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient. with background image: white cat on white textile
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The approval of a cat cannot but flatter the recipient.

--Elizabeth Peters
quote by Elizabeth Peters: The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal -- or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be. with background image: kitten lying down on bed
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The way to get on with a cat is to treat it as an equal -- or even better, as the superior it knows itself to be.

--Elizabeth Peters
quote by Agnes Varda: This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat. with background image: selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.

--Agnes Varda
quote by Andrew Lang: Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the comtemplative life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha. with background image: short-coated orange and white cat
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Of all animals, the cat alone attains to the comtemplative life. He regards the wheel of existence from without, like the Buddha.

--Andrew Lang
quote by Brian P. Cleary: There's no such thing as free kittens. with background image: closeup photo of brown tabby cat
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There's no such thing as free kittens.

--Brian P. Cleary
quote by Camille Paglia: Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. with background image: selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.

--Camille Paglia
quote by Charles M. Blow: A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it's really hard to catch. with background image: white and brown long fur cat
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A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it's really hard to catch.

--Charles M. Blow
quote by Cleveland Amory: As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. with background image: close up photo of tabby cat
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As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

--Cleveland Amory


quote by David Wong: Kittens will make your sad go away. with background image: selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
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Kittens will make your sad go away.

--David Wong
quote by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen. with background image: gray and white tabby cat with white background
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No cat purrs unless someone is around to listen.

--Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

quote by Erasmus Darwin: To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
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To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.

--Erasmus Darwin
quote by Gladys Taber: Nothing makes a house cozier than cats. with background image: orange tabby kitten in grasses
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Nothing makes a house cozier than cats.

--Gladys Taber
quote by Hector Hugh Munro: The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
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The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.

--Hector Hugh Munro
quote by Hank Ketcham: Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything. with background image: orange tabby kitten in grasses
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Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything.

--Hank Ketcham
quote by James Herriot: Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. with background image: white and orange tabby cat
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Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

--James Herriot
quote by Julie Kagawa: Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat? with background image: Russian blue cat wearing yellow sunglasses
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Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cat?

--Julie Kagawa
quote by Lewis Thomas: Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery. with background image: orange tabby cat lying on white textile
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Cats are a standing rebuke to behavioral scientists wanting to know how the minds of animals work. The mind of a cat is an unscrutable mystery.

--Lewis Thomas
quote by Lloyd Alexander: The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time. with background image: white cat sleeps under white comforter
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The only thing a cat worries about is what's happening right now. As we tell the kittens, you can only wash one paw at a time.

--Lloyd Alexander

quote by Paul Gallico: If you like cats and have some, you get kittens; and if you like kittens and enjoy having them about, they grow up and you get more cats. with background image: orange and white tabby cat on pink background
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If you like cats and have some, you get kittens; and if you like kittens and enjoy having them about, they grow up and you get more cats.

--Paul Gallico
quote by Paul Gallico: Everything a cat is and does physically is to me beautiful, lovely, stimulating, soothing, attractive and an enchantment. with background image: two silver tabby kittens
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Everything a cat is and does physically is to me beautiful, lovely, stimulating, soothing, attractive and an enchantment.

--Paul Gallico
quote by Paul Gallico: Kittens can happen to anyone. with background image: Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
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Kittens can happen to anyone.

--Paul Gallico
quote by Robert Southey: Kitten is in the animal world what the rosebud is in the garden; the one the most beautiful of all young creatures, the other the loveliest of all opening flowers. with background image: photo of author Robert Southey with quote

Kitten is in the animal world what the rosebud is in the garden; the one the most beautiful of all young creatures, the other the loveliest of all opening flowers.

--Robert Southey

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.

--Robert Southey
quote by Ruth Wilson: Cats don't need you that much. They like to come and get stroked now and then, and they need you to feed them. But other than that, they're not very demanding, are they? I quite like that. with background image: photo of author Ruth Wilson with quote

Cats don't need you that much. They like to come and get stroked now and then, and they need you to feed them. But other than that, they're not very demanding, are they? I quite like that.

--Ruth Wilson
quote by Shigeru Miyamoto: So you know cats are interesting. They are kind of like girls. If they come and talk to you it's great. But if you try to talk to them it doesn't always go so well. with background image: photo of author Shigeru Miyamoto with quote

So you know cats are interesting. They are kind of like girls. If they come and talk to you it's great. But if you try to talk to them it doesn't always go so well.

--Shigeru Miyamoto
quote by Theophile Gautier: It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. with background image: white cat sitting on brown couch
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It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.

--Theophile Gautier

Longer Version:

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.


quote by Theophile Gautier: The cat is a dilettante in fur. with background image: white cat on white textile
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The cat is a dilettante in fur.

--Theophile Gautier
quote by Stephen Baker: Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives. with background image: bombay cat beside white iMac
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Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives.

--Stephen Baker
quote by Norman Corwin: Cats are designated friends. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
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Cats are designated friends.

--Norman Corwin
quote by Lowell Thomas: In Istanbul I met a man who said he knew beyond a doubt that God was a cat. I asked why he was so sure, and the man said, When I pray to him, he ignores me. with background image: white and brown cat on blue floor
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In Istanbul I met a man who said he knew beyond a doubt that God was a cat. I asked why he was so sure, and the man said, When I pray to him, he ignores me.

--Lowell Thomas
quote by Sir Walter Scott: Cats are a mysterious kind of folk. with background image: white cat on white textile
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Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.

--Sir Walter Scott
quote by P. C. Cast: Me-EHH-UF-ow. with background image: three brown tabby kitten lying on board
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Me-EHH-UF-ow.

--P. C. Cast
quote by Beth Ostrosky Stern: Kittens are the best therapy. with background image: three brown tabby kitten lying on board
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Kittens are the best therapy.

--Beth Ostrosky Stern
quote by Barbara Holland: Very few people have no opinions about cats. with background image: Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
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Very few people have no opinions about cats.

--Barbara Holland
quote by Leonard Michaels: Looking at a cat, like looking at clouds or stars or the ocean, makes it difficult to believe there is nothing miraculous in this world. with background image: white cat on white textile
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Looking at a cat, like looking at clouds or stars or the ocean, makes it difficult to believe there is nothing miraculous in this world.

--Leonard Michaels

Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place.

--Paul Gray
quote by Paul Gray: Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man. with background image: assorted-color kittens
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Cats were put into the world to disprove the dogma that all things were created to serve man.

--Paul Gray
quote by Champfleury: A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor. with background image: white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
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A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.

--Champfleury
quote by Champfleury: There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten. with background image: selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
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There is no more intrepid explorer than a kitten.

--Champfleury
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