Quotes about Dogs

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.
– Gene Hill

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocrey store with the most amazing haul: chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!
– Anne Tayler

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
– Rita Rudner

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
– Ben Williams

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.
– unknown

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andy Rooney

Be comforted, little dog, thou too in the Resurrection shall have a tail of gold
– Martin Luther

Every dog must have his day
– Jonathan Swift

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own,
having a dog makes you rich.
– Louis Sabin

Politics are not my concern…
they impressed me as a dog’s life without a dog’s decencies.
– Rudyard Kipling

No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog,
he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.
– Will Rogers

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers is contained within a dog.
– Kafka

They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
– Emily Dickinson

Qui me amat, amet et canem meum
(Who loves me will love my dog also.)
– St Bernard, A.D. 1150

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope:
for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
– Ecclesiastes 9:4

It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog
than to any human being.
– Thoreau

Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.
– Corey Ford

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
– Ambrose Bierce

Children are for people who can’t have dogs.
– Anonymous

Dog: n. A kind of additional or subsidary Diety designed to catch the overflow and
surplus of the world’s worship.
– Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

The gift which I am sending you is called dog, and is in fact the most precious
and valuable possession of mankind.
– Theodorus Gaza

If it be the chief point of friendship to comply with a friend’s motions and
inclinations, he possesses this in an eminent degree;
he lies down when you sit, and walks when I walk,
which is more than many good friends can pretend to do.
– Alaxander Pope

I take the liberty of confiding to your charity and humanity…Max,
who is the best and gentlest and most reasonable and well-mannered,
as well as most beautiful small animal of his kind..
I shall take it kindly if he be not too often gratified with tidbits at meals.
Of course what he most intensely dreams of is being taken out on walks,
and the more you are able to indulge him the more he will adore you and
the more all the latent beauty of his nature will come out.
– Henry James

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without insolence, Courage without Ferocity,
and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes,
is but a just Tribute to the memory of BOTSWAIN, a dog.
– John Cam Hobhouse

One of the animals which a generous and sociable man would soonest become is a dog.
A dog can have a friend; he has affections and character;
he can enjoy equally the field and the fireside;
he dreams, he caresses, he propitiates; he offends, and is pardoned;
he stands by you in adversity; he is a good fellow.
– Leigh Hunt

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world,
the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or
treacherous, is his dog…
He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds
and sores that come, in encounter with the roughness of the world…
When all other friends desert, he remains.
– George G. Vest

I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know,
than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
– Samuel Johnson

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.He will be yours,
faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
– Anonymous

‘Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog’s honest bark
Bay deep-mouth’d welcome as we draw near home;
‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark
Our coming, and look brighter when we come.
– Lord Byron

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

His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes- Cats- I believe he did but feign to hate,
My hand will miss the insinuated nose,
Mine eyes the tail that wagg’d contempt at fate.
– Sir William Watson

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.
– Edith Wharton

A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature.
You can’t get it by breeding for it, and you can’t buy it with money.
It just happens along.
– E.B. White, The Care and Training of a Dog

Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.
– Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dogs: The Wolf Within

To err is human, to forgive, is canine.
– Unknown

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
– Henry David Thoreau

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,
he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
– Mark Twain

J’embrasse mon chien sur la bouche!
(I Kiss my dog on the mouth)
– Unknown

In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance,
everyone should have a Dog that will worship him and a Cat that will ignore him.
– Dereke Bruce

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
– Colette

The great 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; Notebooks, 1912

You think dogs will not be in heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
– Roger Caras

Every boy should have two things:
a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one.
– Anonymous

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.
– Plato

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
– Christopher Morley

Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish,
a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.
– James Thurber

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
– Alexander Pope

Dogs and Philosophers do the greatest good and grt the fewest rewards
– Diogens

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face
you should go home and examine your conscience.
– Woodrow Wilson

A Dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express
with his tongue in hours.
– Unknown

Whosoever loveth me loveth my hound.
– Sir Thomas More

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.
– Russian proverb

A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tonque.
– Anonymous

My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies,
It comes from the love in my dog’s eyes.
– Unknown

We long for an affection ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us
in the uncritical canine attachment.
– George Eliot

The emotional life of the dog is highly developed — more highly,
indeed, than that of any other animal.
– George Romanes

A dog wags its tail with its heart.
– Martin Buxbaum

Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask
no questions, they pass no criticisms.
– George Eliot

To be followed home by a stray dog is a sign of impending wealth.
– Chinese proverb

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them,
filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.
– Thom Jones

The dog was created especially for children.
He is the god of frolic.
– Henry Ward Beecher

To a man, the greatest blessing is individual liberty;
to a dog, it is the last word in despair.
-William Lyon Phelps

I am I because my little dog knows me.
– Gertrude Stein

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 is peace.
– Milan Kundera

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

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
– Roger Caras

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
– Sidney Jeanne Seward