"The more I see of men, the better I like dogs." - attributed to Madame Roland


"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend." -George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron


"They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." - Emily Dickinson


"Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware. Of giving your heart to a dog to tear." - Rudyard Kipling


The dog represents all that is best in man." -Etienne Charlet


"Dog. A kind of additional or subsidiary deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship." - Ambrose Pierce


"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 Vest


"Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them." - D.Smith


"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


"A dog has the soul of a philosopher." - Plato


"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does." - Christopher Morley

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


"The best thing about a man is his dog." - French Proverb


"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant


"I miss the wagging little tail;
I miss the plaintive, pleading wail;
I miss the wistful, loving glance;
I miss the circling welcome-dance."
- Henry Willett, "In Memoriam"


"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around." - Cowboy Wisdom


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


" Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one." - Anonymous

"To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Anonymous

"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." - Harry S Truman


"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 a man." - Mark Twain

"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. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOATSWAIN, a Dog." - Inscription on the monument raised for Lord Byron's dog, Boatswain

"The final cause of dogs having such short lives... is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?" - Sir Walter Scott

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


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


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


"If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog." - George Bernard Shaw


"Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." - Snoopy

"Every dog has his day." - Miguel de Cervantes

"The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go." - Winston Churchill

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Dwight D. Eisenhower


"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.  You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown


"Into the mouth of a bad dog often falls a good bone" - J Clarke 1639


"Every dog is a lion at home" - Italian proverb


"Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?" - Bible, Ibid, viii, 13


"It is a poor dog that is not worth the whistling" - J Heywood


"A man, a horse, and a dog are never weary of each other's company" - 18th century


"To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those of us who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman." - 'p.317. ('The World is Square, pt. II by Hermione Gingold 1897 - 1987)  J Kelly, Complete Collection of Scottish proverbs, 1732


"If you would wish the dog to follow you, feed him" - H G Bohn 1855


"You cannot teach an old dog new tricks" - W Camden 1614


"A dog believes you are what you think you are."  

"If your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second opinion."  

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."

"True mercy is nobility's true badge. He who does not restrict harmless conduct to man, but extends it to other animals, most closely approaches divinity." - Porphry

"The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master." - Ben Hur Lampman


"Blessed is the person  who has earned the love of an old dog."


"To a man the greatest blessing is individual liberty; to a dog it is the last word in despair." - William Lyon Phelps (from the preface of Delilah Doolittle and Motley Mutts by Patricia Guiver)


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

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in?  I think that's how dogs spend their lives."

"You enter into a certain amount of madness
when you marry a person with pets."
- Nora Ephron

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  - Robert A.  Heinlein


"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan


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


"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." - Unknown


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


"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."  - Andrew A. Rooney


"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." - Smiley Blanton


"I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now." - Steven Wright


"There was a dog who found two bones, he licked one, he licked the other he went in circles and he dropped dead " - Devo :”Freedom of Choice”


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

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." - Ann Landers

"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


"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." - Dave Barry


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


"Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs." - Martha Scott


"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  


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


"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 Caras


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


"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland


"Our dogs, like our shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." - Bonnie Wilcox


"A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him." - Anonymous


"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours." - Anonymous  


"Never judge a dog's pedigree by the kind of books he does not chew." - Anonymous

"Better not take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when you're coming home his face might burn up." - Jack Handey


"My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives." - Rita Rudner


"Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies." - Adrienne Gusoff  

"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - Jack Handey

"Everyone needs a spiritual guide: a minister, rabbi, counselor, wise friend, or therapist. My own wise friend is my dog. He has deep knowledge to impart. He makes friends easily and doesn't hold a grudge. He enjoys simple pleasures and takes each day as it comes. Like a true Zen master he eats when he is hungry and sleeps when he is tired. He's not hung up about sex. Best of all, he befriends me with an unconditional love that human beings would do well to imitate." - Gary Kowalski in The Souls of Animals


"I don't eat anything a dog won't eat. Like Sushi. Ever see a dog eat sushi? He just sniffs it and says, "I don't think so." And this is an animal that licks between its legs and sniffs fire hydrants." - Billiam Coronel


"(Scottish Terriers) have all the compactness of a small dog and all the valor of a big one. And they are so exceedingly sturdy that it is proverbial that the only thing fatal to them is being run over by an automobile -- in which case the car itself knows it has been in a fight." - Dorothy Parker


"Now, I am a mixer. I can't help it. It's my nature. I like men. I like the taste of their shoes, the smell of their legs, the sound of their voices. It may be weak of me, but a man has only to speak to me, and a sort of thrill goes down my spine and sets my tail wagging." - P.G. Wodehouse


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

"Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail." - Virginia Graham

"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

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog he has a friends, and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." - Will Rogers

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

"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

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

"Ever consider what they 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

"The small percentage of dogs that bite people is monumental proof that the dog in the most benign, forgiving creature on earth." - W.R. Koehler

"Living with a dog is easy - like living with an idealist." - H.L. Mencken

"The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time." - Winston Pendelton

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons." - WilL Rogers

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does." - Christopher Morley

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

"Dogs are not people dressed up in fur coats, and to deny them their nature is to do them great harm." - Jeanne Schinto

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

"The Pharaoh hound is the only breed of dog that blushes - or needs to: Pharaoh hounds have filthy minds." - Howard Ogden

"When you point out something to a dog, he looks at your finger." - J Bryan, III


"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."  - Edward Abbet

"The dog is mentioned in the Bible eighteen times -- the cat not even once." - W. E. Farbstein

"The silent dog is the first to bite." - German Proverb

"Pet a dog where he can't scratch and he'll always be your friend." - Orville Mars


"It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?" - Eleanor H. Porter "Pollyanna" 1912

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." - August Strindberg

"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged a dog down to his." - James Thurber


"My little old dog:
A heart-beat at my feet."
- Edith Wharton