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Dog Quotes & Sayings

“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
“Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, and capable of pure love. Virtues that few people get through life without abandoning, at least once.” – M.K. Clinton
“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 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
“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'” – Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.” – Cesar Millan 
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M. Schulz
“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.” – Quentin Tarantino
“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
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” – Josh Billings
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain
“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner
“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” – Michel Houellebecq
“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
“Dog – a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship.” – Ambrose Bierce
“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, til the last beat of his heart.” – Author unknown
“Dogs can teach us how to tell time when it matters and when to throw the clock away when it is irrelevant.” – Author Unknown
“They motivate us to play, be affectionate, seek adventure and be loyal.” – Tom Hayden
“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have.” – Thom Jones
“No one can truly 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
“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
“People have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time.  One never knows what they’ll do.  You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master.  Some people call this loyalty, I don’t.  I may be wrong, but I call it love – the deepest kind of love.” – Wilson Rawls
“The reason a dog has so many friends is he wags his tail instead of his tongue.” – Anon.
“Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.”  – Harry S. Truman

Funny Dog Quotes

“If your dog, your best friend turns on you, take a good look at yourself. You may have a serious personality disorder.” – Will Leamon
“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.” – Christopher Morley
“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor
“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
“Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” – Ann Landers
“My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.” – Elayne Boosler
“I tried to get my dog to practice safe sex. But he keeps licking the condoms off.” – Tim Halpern
“I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn’t excited to meet my dog.  I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother.” – Bonnie Schacter
“Labradors are lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.” – Norman Strung
“When a man’s dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.” – Mark Twain

Dog Loss and Grief

“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown
“For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned ‘Paradise.’ Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.” – Stanley Coren
“She died as she had been born and as she had lived, in my care, and surrounded by those who loved her.” – Vicki W. Fowler
“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” – John Galsworthy
“If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” – Marjorie Garber
“I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness. If it takes my dog being there [in Heaven], I believe he’ll be there.” – Rev. Billy Graham
“The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.” – Ben Hur Lampman

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