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Society has only one law, and that is custom. Even religion is socially powerful only so far as it has custom on its side.
— Philip Hamerton
If animals could speak as fabulists have feigned, the dog would be a blunt, blundering, outspoken, honest fellow, but the cat would have the rare talent of never saying a word too much.

cats vs dogs

Upon the whole, we know ourselves to be such lamentably imperfect characters, that we long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults.  Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.