The 100 All-Time Greatest Quotes About Dogs

Flickr, Mauricio Lima
Flickr, Mauricio Lima

1.

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
—Marilyn Monroe


2.

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


3.

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


4.

Only my dogs will not betray me.
—Maria Callas


5.

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


6.

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.
—Sara Paretsky


7.

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


8.

The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.
—Carrie Underwood


9.

It’s no coincidence that man’s best friend cannot talk.
—Unknown


10.

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
—Unknown

Flickr, Jörg Schubert
Flickr, Jörg Schubert

11.

A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.
—Judy Desmond


12.

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


13.

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


14.

Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame.
—Cynthia Heimel


15.

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
—Margot Kaufman


16.

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


17.

Happiness is a warm puppy.
—Charles M. Schulz


18.

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


19.

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


20.

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


21.

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


22.

Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.
—Unknown


23.

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


24.

Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.
—Mordecai Siegal


25.

There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.
—Mira Grant


26.

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


27.

You really have to be some kind of a creep for a dog to reject you.
—Joe Garagiola


28.

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


29.

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.
—Douglas Mallock

Flickr, Masao Hirasawa
Flickr, Masao Hirasawa

30.

You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, ‘What’s in it for me?’
—Lewis Grizzard


31.

I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.
—Meg Donohue


32.

It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog.
—Charles Darwin


33.

If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.
—Unknown


34.

The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home….I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion…he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower


35.

Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House.
—Calvin Coolidge


36.

One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that.
—Eldon Roark


37.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
—Unknown


38.

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
—Rudyard Kipling


39.

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.
—M. K. Clinton


40.

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.
—George Graham


41.

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


42.

Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.
—Louis Sabin


43.

The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding—this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley


44.

Dogs really are perfect soldiers. They are brave and smart; they can smell through walls, see in the dark, and eat Army rations without complaint.
—Susan Orlean


45.

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


46.

Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.
—George Jean Nathan


47.

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


48.

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.
—Gene Hill


49.

I don’t trust anybody in my life except my mother and my dogs.
—Cheryl Cole


50.

No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.
—Stanley Leinwoll


51.

Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn’t need to lie to protect someone’s pride.
—Ammiel Josiah Monterde


52.

Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human’s eyes.
—Jerry O’Connell

Flickr, Nisa yeh
Flickr, Nisa yeh

53.

I’m not alone, said the boy. I’ve got a puppy.
—Jane Thayer


54.

I wish all men were like dogs.
—Halle Berry


55.

Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!
—Mehmet Murat Ildan


56.

You can’t have a pristine house with ten dogs, and I’d rather have the ten dogs.
—Glenn Greenwald


57.

Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch.
—George Carlin


58.

Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me…was by dying.
—José N. Harris


59.

Dogs just need you and love, that’s all.
—Jennifer Westfeldt


60.

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


61.

Investigators have discovered that dogs can laugh, which can’t be too big of a surprise.
—Tony Snow


62.

The more I see of the depressing stature of people, the more I admire my dogs.
—Alphonse de Lamartine


63.

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


64.

Dogs are mute and obedient, but they have watched us and know us and can smell how pitiful we are.
—Tove Jansson


65.

A hound will die for you, but never lie to you.
—George R. R. Martin


66.

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


67.

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
—Johnny Depp


68.

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.
—Stanley Coren


69.

Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says no.
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson


70.

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
—Will Rogers


71.

You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.
—W. Bruce Cameron


72.

Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
—Jerry Seinfeld

Flickr, Peter Grima
Flickr, Peter Grima

73.

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
—Konrad Lorenz


74.

Dogs are the magicians of the universe.
—Clarissa Pinkola Estés


75.

A dog’s spirit dies hard.
—Mikhail Bulgakov


76.

A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, smart or dumb. Give him your heart…and he’ll give you his.
—Milo Gathema


77.

Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs—loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love—can be elusive to humans.
—John Grogan


78.

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
—Agnes Sligh Turnbull


79.

A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.
—Carrie Newcomer


80.

The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
—Clara Bow


81.

Dogs are my favorite people.
—Richard Dean Anderson


82.

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
—Emily Dickinson


83.

Dogs are actually very smart, it’s just that they’re rather clumsy, but it’s this trait that makes humans attracted to them and why I love dogs so much.
—Hiromu Arakawa


84.

A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours.
—Karen Davison


85.

My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face.
—Jennifer Skiff


86.

A well-trained dog is like religion, it sets the deserving at their ease and is a terror to evildoers.
—Elizabeth Goudge


87.

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
—Alphonse de Lamartine


88.

Everything I know, I learned from dogs.
—Nora Roberts


89.

When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.
—Kristan Higgins


90.

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
—Doris Day


91.

I always like a dog so long as he isn’t spelled backward.
—G. K. Chesterton


92.

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.
—Max DePree


93.

Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
—Diogenes

Eric Sonstroem
Eric Sonstroem

94.

DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world’s worship.
—Ambrose Bierce


95.

Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?
—Gabrielle Zevin


96.

I never met a man half so true as a dog. Treat a dog right, and he’ll treat you right. He’ll keep you company, be your friend, and never ask you no questions. Cats is different, but I never held that against ’em.
—Mary Ann Shaffer


97.

If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.
—Charles Yu


98.

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.
—Robert Wagner


99.

In my lap I had my dear little pug, the smell of whose ears will always be sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Araby and the scent of heliotrope combined.
—Kathryn Davis


100.

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
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