Dog Quotes

Enjoy our massive list of famous, funny and inspirational Dog Quotes created by dog lovers from all over the world.

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Famous Dog Quotes

“Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathon Swift

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

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz

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

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz

“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

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

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

“It is naught good a sleeping hound to wake.”Chaucer

“Any dog, you put him in the corner, no matter if they’re vicious or not, they’re going to bite back.” – Mike James

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

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

“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

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

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

“I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona – no lime. If the phone rings, I won’t answer until I’m done.” Maya Angelou

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” – Dave Barry

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

“Hounds follow those who feed them.”– Otto von Bismarck

“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.” – Franklin P. Jones

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” – Jill Abramson

“My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!” – Greg Curtis

 “Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.” -John Grogan

“My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip.” – Craig Shoemaker

“Life is a series of dogs.” – George Carlin

“Everybody should have a shelter dog. It’s good for the soul.” – Paul Shaffer

“A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.” – Josh Billings

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” – Bonnie Wilcox

“Dogs have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.” – Clarence Day

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” – Edward Hoagland

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz

“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.” – George Carlin

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

“I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Eww, dog poop!” – Jonah Goldberg

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

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

“Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.” – June Carter Cash

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

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

“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones

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

“Dogs teach us a very important lesson in life: The mail man is not to be trusted” – Sian Ford

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

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” – Harry Truman

“A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.” – Helen Thomson

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

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures. The give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

“Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.” – Aristotle

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” – Immanuel Kant

“The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.” – James Thurber

“Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.” – Caroline Knapp

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not better for it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Ever consider what our dogs 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

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.” – Barack Obama

“I’ve thought it would be cool to have a baby young. You know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there’s always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?” – Serena Williams

Dog Quotes from Books

“No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.”Herman Melville, His First Voyage

“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”– Ogden Nash, The Private Dining-room and Other Verses

“If you need help bark like a dog.”George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

“I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.”– Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?’
‘To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.’
‘The dog did nothing in the night-time.’
‘That was the curious incident,’ remarked Sherlock Holmes.” Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

“When what you want is a relationship, and not a person, get a dog.”Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”– Nora Roberts, The Search

“Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., The Common Law

“More often than not, what animals require our protection from is not hurricanes or fires, but abuse at the hands of other people.”  – Julie Klam, Love at First Bark

“A hungry dog believes in nothing but meat.” Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s”Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“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 A. Caras, A Dog Is Listening

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan, Marley & Me

“As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.” – Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” – Dean Koontz, False Memory

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan, Marley & Me

“A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing.”Roy Blount Jr., Now, Where Were We?

“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, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods”– Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Roger A. Caras, A Dog Is Listening

“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.” – Maurice Maeterlinck, “Our Friend, the Dog”

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.” – James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“Love – that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment ‘- fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.” – John Bradshaw, Dog Sense

“But humans drive the cars and decide when dogs eat and where dogs live and clearly this was something else in their power – they could find their dogs when they needed them.” – Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Journey

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” – Stanley Coren, The Intelligence of Dogs

“Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot’s mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine.” – Terry Pratchett, Making Money

“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, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

“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, The Grapes of Wrath

“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.” – Agatha Christe, The Moving Finger

“Science has so far been unable to tell us how self-aware dogs are, much less whether they have anything like our conscious thoughts. This is not surprising, since neither scientists nor philosophers can agree about what the consciousness of humans consists of, let alone that of animals.” John Bradshaw, Dog Sense

“When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” – Kristan Higgins, In Your Dreams

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.” – Merrill Markoe, Nose Down, Eyes Up

“The capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result.” – John Bradshaw, Dog Sense

“I asked this heroic pet lover how it felt to have died for a Schnauzer named Teddy. Salvador Biagiani was philosophical. He said it sure beat dying for absolutely nothing in the Vietnam War.” – Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian

“My father… was a man who understood all dogs thoroughly and treated them like human beings.” – Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman

“We derive immeasurable good, uncounted pleasures, enormous security, and many critical lessons about life by owning dogs.” – Roger Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

“Thou callest me a dog before thou hast cause. But since I am a dog, beware my fangs.” William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” – Max Eastman, Enjoyment of Laughter