"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;
"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
want a friend in Washington? Get a dog." - Harry S Truman
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
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
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
Sir Walter Scott
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.
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
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
dog has his day."
nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe
without letting go." -
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
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
mouth of a bad dog often falls a good bone" - J
"Every dog is
a lion at home" - Italian proverb
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
"A man, a
horse, and a dog are never weary of each other's company" - 18th
"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
teach an old dog new tricks" - W
dog believes you are what you think you are."
your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second
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
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)
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."
enter into a certain amount of madness
and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used
to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein
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
is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -
motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the
dog did it." - Unknown
is a dog's idea of what God should be." - Holbrook Jackson
average dog is a nicer person than the average person." -
Andrew A. Rooney
that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane."
- Smiley Blanton
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”
dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times
before lying down." - Robert Benchley
accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
- Ann Landers
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
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
are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
- Alexander Pope
not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat
you like dogs." - Martha Scott
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
dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one."
- Andrew A. Rooney
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
you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater . . . suggest
that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz
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
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
watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a
burglar would awaken the household by falling over him." -
dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express
with his tongue in hours." - Anonymous
judge a dog's pedigree by the kind of books he does not chew." -
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
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
only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies." - Adrienne
"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
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
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
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
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
will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." -
"Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail." - Virginia Graham
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
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." -
dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves
seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and
I am convinced that dogs think humans are nuts." -
a dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning
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! "
small percentage of dogs that bite people is monumental proof that the dog
in the most benign, forgiving creature on earth." -
with a dog is easy - like living with an idealist."
best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle
for a puppy every time."
love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons."
one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does."
is no faith which has never yet been broken except that of a truly faithful
"Dogs are not people dressed up in fur coats, and to deny them their nature is to do them great harm." - Jeanne Schinto
wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
Pharaoh hound is the only breed of dog that blushes - or needs to: Pharaoh
hounds have filthy minds." -
you point out something to a dog, he looks at your finger." -
a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." -
dog is mentioned in the Bible eighteen times -- the cat not even once."
- W. E. Farbstein
silent dog is the first to bite." - German Proverb
a dog where he can't scratch and he'll always be your friend." -
funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do,
isn't it?" - Eleanor H. Porter "Pollyanna" 1912
loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to
bite people themselves." - August Strindberg
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
little old dog: