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Dog Quotes

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
-Margo Kaufman

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

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

From the dog’s point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
-Mabel Louise Robinson

Dogs are miracles with paws.
-Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.
-Holbrook Jackson

The dog is the only animal that has seen his god.
-Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.  They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death.  Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.
-George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
-Agnes Repplier

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

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
-Franklin P. Jones

I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands.  When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.  For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.
-W. Dayton Wedgefarth

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
-David Starr Jordan

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

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.
-Edward Jesse, Anecdote of Dogs

The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can’t afford to keep a yes-man.
-Robertson Davies

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
-Max Eastman, Enjoyment of Laughter

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
-Author Unknown

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

A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
-John Holmes

If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
-Will Rogers

An old dog, even more than an old spouse, always feels like doing what you feel like doing.
-Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.
-Mme. de Staël

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you?  But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.
-Steve Bluestone

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

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
-Jerome K. Jerome

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

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

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
-Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899

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

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