Dog Quotations

Blue-Eyed Dog“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ― Mark Twain

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ― Will Rogers

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” ― Andy Rooney

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” ― Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.” ― Samuel Butler

“You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” ― Dave Barry

“Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.” ― Jen Lancaster, Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.” ― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs

“I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.” ― Merrill Markoe

“You know where we got stuck? We were looking for faithful, loving and perfect relationships – males who were always glad to see us.”
“So?”
“We already have that!”
“What do you mean?”
“We’ve got dogs!” ― Joan Bauer, Peeled

“Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs.” ― Martha Scott

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.” ― Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

“I believe it’s our loss of connection with our instinctual side that prevents us from being effective pack leaders for our dogs. Perhaps it’s also why we also seem to be failing at being positive guardians of our planet.” ― Cesar Millan

“I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs, but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.” ― Bill Murray

“. . . she is our dog. And because she is our dog, we can pick out the tiny, almost imperceptible good qualities from the ocean of terrible qualities, and we can cling to them. Because we want to love our dog.” ― Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

“Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always human.” ― Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

“The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man’s best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy.”― Ashly Lorenzana

“The best cure for a stick up your butt is a dog to play fetch with.” ― Ryan Lilly

“[Some dogs] develop blood feuds with other dogs that are so serious that the only silver lining is a dog’s inability to build nuclear weapons in the backyard. ― Patricia McConnell, Tales of Two Species

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”—Aldous Huxley

“Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” ― Ashly Lorenzana

“After we bring food home from the grocery store…Dogs must think we are the greatest hunters ever!” ― Ann Taylor

“Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

“You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow. It’s their finest hour. About five o’clock they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages.” ― Tasha Tudor, The Private World of Tasha Tudor

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”—Charles de Gaulle

“There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” — Janet Schnellman

“A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.” — Helen Thomson

“If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either.” — Unknown
“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” — John Steinbeck

“Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” — Dave Barry

“The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.” — Henry Ward

“Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.” — Sue Murphy

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” — Alexander Pope

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” — Ann Landers

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue” — Anonymous

“A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him.” — Anonymous

“A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.” — Anonymous

“It’s no coincidence that man’s best friend cannot talk.” — Anonymous

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” — Max Eastman

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles Schulz

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