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Dog Quotes


 Quotes about our favorite canines

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

~ Anatole France

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”

~ Edith Wharton

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”

~ Edith Wharton

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long.”


~ Walt Whitman

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”

~ Ben Williams

A few weeks after my surgery, I went out to play catch with my golden retriever. When I bent over to pick up the ball, my prosthesis fell out. The dog snatched it, and I found myself chasing him down the road yelling “Hey, come back here with my breast!”

–Linda Ellerbee

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

~ Sue Murphy

“To err is human, to forgive, canine…”

~ Anonymous

“The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

~ Roger Caras

“If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.”

~ James Thurber

If you want to be liked, get a dog. The people you work with are not your friends.

–Deborah Norville

“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.”

~ Anonymous

“Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one”

~ Anonymous

“The dog represents all that is best in man.”

~ Etienne Charlet

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

~ Ann Landers

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

~ Andrew A. Rooney

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”

~ George Elliot

“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

“…he will be our friend for always and always and always.”

~ Rudyard Kipling

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

~ Martin Buber

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

~ Groucho Marx

“Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.”

~Dave Miliman

“One reason the dog has so many friends: He wags his tail instead of his tongue.”

~ Unknown

“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

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