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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:164
AUTHOR:Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION:Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
ATTRIBUTION:MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), Mark Twain’s Notebook, prep. Albert B. Paine, pp. 236–37 (1935, reprinted 1972).
SUBJECTS:Cat
WORKS:Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain Collection
 
 
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