102 Quotes About Dogs

I love dogs. I love dog quotes. Here's my list thus far of the many quotes found smattered across the universe. I suppose this should be called Part 1 since there are so many more to gather not to mention the 287 (to date) I've pinned to My Heart Beats Dog Pinterest Board. 

1. The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. *Anonymous

2. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. *Ann Landers

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

As long as forever

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

6. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. *Andrew A. Rooney

7. You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says: My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!  Dave Barry

8. Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. *Unknown

9. We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. *M.Facklam

until one has loved

11. Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. *Joe Gores

12.If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise. *Unknown

13. I used to look at my dog Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.' *Fred Jungclaus

14. 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

15. Remember, a dog is a treasure, not a Christmas gift to be ignored by the time Easter rolls around.

16. Dogs will love you no matter what; therefore, they channel that eternal and undying love of Christ.

17. These furry friends have the power to motivate and inspire us to be better people during the Christmas season and all throughout the year.

dogs have a way

19. Dogs help to bridge that gap between God and humanity and make Christmas more meaningful.

20. If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.  -Phil Pastoret

21. Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.  Elizabeth Taylor

22. You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. Nora Ephron

23. The dog is a yes animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.  Robertson Davies, Canadian author

24. Handle every situation like a dog: If you can't eat it or screw it...piss on it and walk away. author unknown

25. Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another.  Robert Benchley

26. Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big. E. Jong

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

28. In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man's, I find the result humiliating to me.  Mark Twain

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

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

31. Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.  Holbrook Jackson

32. We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.  In turn they give us their all.  It is the best deal man ever made. ~ M. Facklam

33. All in the town were still asleep, When the sun came up with a shout and a leap. In the lonely streets unseen by man, A little dog danced. And the day began.  Robert Rupert

34. 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.    --- Author Unknown

35. I want to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.  Author Unknown.

36. My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am.  Toby & Eileen Green

37. I can train any dog in five minutes. It's training the owner that takes longer.  Barbara Woodhouse

38. Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. George Eliot

39. Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.  Henry Wheeler Shaw

40. If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either. - Unknown

41. You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that! Dave Barry

42. 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

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

44. When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. Edward Abbey

45. 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,

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

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

48. My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives.- Rita Rudner

49. Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted -Sian Ford

50. Life is like a dog sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.- Lewis Grizzard

Ive seen a look

52. Dogs are like perpetual 2 year old toddlers, they talk back to you and misbehave some times, but you never have to worry about the company they keep, putting braces on their teeth, saving for a college education or them blaming you for who they are. Jane Knittle

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

54. Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. - Roger Caras

55. A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life. Bob Barker

56. Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way you treat a dog! Charles F. Doran

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

58. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. Anatole France

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

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

61. Dogs never lie about love. Jeffery Masson

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

63. The average dog is a nicer person then the average person. Andy Rooney

64. If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one. - Andy Rooney

65. Happiness is a warm puppy. Charles M. Schultz

66. Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another.- Adam Smith

67. My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dogs eyes. -Author Unknown

68. The more people I meet the more I like my dog. - Unknown

69. You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother. - Rick Horowitz, Chicago Tribune

70. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.  Gandhi

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

72. A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. - Washington Irving

73. My little dog---a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton

74. Every dog must have his day. - Jonathan Swift

75. I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.  Gilda Radner

76. Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant.   Unknown

77. 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

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

79. Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. - Dorothy Hinshaw

80. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.  Dwight D. Eisenhower

81. You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog. - Carl Icahn

82. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.  Andrew A. Rooney

83. Think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. - George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"

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

85. My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I should be doing.- Lonzo Idolswine

86. When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long.  Unknown

87. A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. Author Unknown

88. If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.  Alfred North Whitehead

89. 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

90. "In dog years, I'm dead."  Unknown

91. A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.  Robert Benchley

92. "Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow.  They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
-- Anne Tyler

93. "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." -- James Thurber

94. "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, Taipei, Taiwan

95. "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

96. "The great thing about a dog is that you can make a fool of yourself in front of him and not only will he not scold you, but he will frequently make a fool of himself, too." - Unknown

wishing

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

99. Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul........chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! *Anne Tyler

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

101. The Disposition Of Noble Dogs Is To Be Gentle With People They Know And The Opposite With Those They Don't Know...How, Then, Can The Dog Be Anything Other Than A Lover Of Learning Since It Defines What's Its Own And What's Alien. - Plato

102. Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx.

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