Dogs bark as they are bred. [ Proverb ]
Old dogs bark not for nothing. [ Proverb ]
His bark is worse than his bite. [ Proverb ]
Let dogs delight to bark and bite.
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight.
For 'tis their nature to. [ Isaac Watts ]
Dogs ought to bark before they bite. [ Proverb ]
An old dog does not bark for nothing. [ Italian Proverb ]
All are not thieves that dogs bark at. [ Proverb ]
I'll never keep a dog and bark myself. [ Proverb ]
I will not keep a dog and bark myself. [ Proverb ]
He sailed into Cornwall without a bark. [ Proverb ]
Vile is the vengeance on the ashes cold,
And envy base to bark at sleeping fame. [ Spenser ]
Dogs that bark at a distance never bite. [ Proverb ]
When to soft Sleep we give ourselves away,
And in a dream as in a fairy bark
Drift on and on through the enchanted dark
To purple daybreak - little thought we pay
To that sweet bitter world we know by day. [ T. B. Aldrich ]
When mastiffs fight, little curs will bark. [ Proverb ]
We'll bark ourselves if we buy dogs so dear. [ Proverb ]
We will bark ourselves ere we'll buy dogs so dear. [ Proverb ]
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove;
No! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error, and upon me proved;
I never writ, nor no man ever loved. [ William Shakespeare ]
My sole resources in the path I trod,
Were these - my bark - my sword - my love — my God.
The last I left in youth - He leaves me now -
And man but works His will to lay me low.
I have no thought to mock His throne with prayer,
Wrung from the coward crouching of despair;
It is enough - I breathe - and I can bear. [ Byron ]
Do not cry out to no purpose (don't bark at the moon). [ French Proverb ]
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom, but it preserves it. [ Confucius ]
As lazy as Ludlam's dog, that leaned his head against the wall to bark. [ Proverb ]
How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. [ Petrarch ]
Kick a barking dog and he will bark the more. Never notice him, and he will shut up.
The silver-leaved birch retains in its old age a soft bark; there are some such men. [ Auerbach ]
Fate whirls on the bark, and the rough gale sweeps from the rising tide the lazy calm of thought. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]
I think people tend to forget that trees are living creatures. They're sort of like dogs. Huge, quiet, motionless dogs, with bark instead of fur. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
What is life? A gulf of troubled waters, where the soul, like a vexed bark, is tossed upon the waves of pain and pleasure by the wavering breath of passions. [ Miss L. E. Landon ]
Thou hast seen a farmer's dog bark at a beggar? Ay Sir! And the creature run from the cur? There thou might'st behold the great image of authority: a dog's obeyed in office. [ William Shakespeare ]
A wound in the friendship of young persons, as in the bark of young trees, may be so grown over as to leave no scar; the case is very different in regard to old persons and old timber. The reason of this may be accountable from the decline of the social passions, and the prevalence of spleen, suspicion, and rancor toward the latter part of life. [ Shenstone ]