Dog Quotations

To err is human - to forgive, canine.

- Anonymous

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

- Anonymous

To a dog, the whole world is a smell.

- Anonymous

If you can't decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle,get them all ... adopt a mutt!


The more I know about men, the more I like dogs.

- Gloria Alfred

So many get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.

- Lina Basquette

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.

- Henry Ward Beecher

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

- Robert Benchley

Dog: A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.

- Ambrose Bierce

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

- Josh Billings

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.

- Josh Billings

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

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man, without his vices.

- Lord Byron

I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me.

- Jimi Celeste

They are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

- Emily Dickinson

Agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

- George Eliot

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

Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail.

- Virginia Graham

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.

- Gene Hill

A dog is not 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. The dog can do many things which man cannot do, never could do and never will do.

- John Holmes

To his dog, every man is King; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

- Aldous Huxley

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

- Franklin P. Jones

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.

- Franklin P. Jones

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.

- Rudyard Kipling

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

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater . . . suggest that he wear a tail.

- Fran Lebowitz

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

- Konrad Lorenz

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

- Groucho Marx

I'd be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness.

- Thomas McGuane

Living with a dog is easy - like living with an idealist.

- H.L. Mencken

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.

- Christopher Morley

I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl.

- Penny Ward Moser

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

- Ogden Nash

Puppies are nature's remedy for feeling numerous other ailments of life.

- Richard Allan Palm

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.

- Plato

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

- Alexander Pope

The best thing about a man is his dog.

- French Proverb

If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.

- Proverb

From the dog's point of view, his master is an enlongated and abnormally cunning dog.

- Mabel Louise Robinson

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

- Will Rogers

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

- Will Rogers

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

- Andy Rooney

Happiness is a warm puppy.

- Charles M. Schulz

Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.

- Martha Scott

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man.

- Andrés Segovia

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.

- Mordecai Siegal

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts.

- John Steinbeck

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

Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.

- Harry S Truman

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

- Mark Twain

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

- Unknown

What are little boys, made of? Frogs and snails, And puppy dog tails, That's what little boys, are made of

- Unknown

When all other friends desert, he remains.

- George G. Vest

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

- Ben Williams

If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

- Woodrow Wilson

A heart beat, at my feet.

- Edith Wharton