„Other dogs bite their enemies, but I my friends in order to save them.“

—  Estobeu, Quotes by and about Diogenes, iii. 13. 44
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„Other dogs bite only their enemies, whereas I bite also my friends in order to save them.“

—  Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
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„Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.“

—  Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
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„Awaited on my turn to burn can I get a light? Little dog, bigger bite, Jackson Five, little Mike.“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982
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„The man recovered of the bite,
The dog it was that died.“

—  Oliver Goldsmith Irish physician and writer 1728 - 1774
The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), Ch. 17, An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog, st. 8.

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„The nature of wit is such that its bite must be like that of a sheep rather than a dog, for if it were to bite the listener like a dog, it would no longer be wit but abuse.“

—  Giovanni Boccaccio Italian author and poet 1313 - 1375
The Decameron (c. 1350), Essere la natura de' motti cotale, che essi come la pecora morde deono cosi mordere l'uditore, e non come 'l cane: percio che, se come cane mordesse il motto, non sarebbe motto, ma villania. Sixth Day, Third Story

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„The dog won't bite if you beat Him with a bone“

—  Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
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„Dogs never bite me. Just humans.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
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„In many respects, my best friends were dogs.“

—  Preston Manning Canadian politician 1942
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„Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For 't is their nature too.“

—  Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748
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„In the law of torts there is the maxim: Every dog has one free bite.“

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