Dog Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dog quotes, dog sayings, and dog proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.     

Capek

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

Josh Billings

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.     

Will Rogers

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

Christopher Morley

Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.     

Holbrook Jackson

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.     

O.A.

If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either.     

Unknown Author

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

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.     

George Bird Evans

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

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 Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.     

Phil Pastoret

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.     

Roger Caras

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 Gray

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.     

Marilyn Monroe

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

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

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

Robert Benchley

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 Christie

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.     

M.K. Clinton

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.     

Sigmund Freud

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.     

Dean Koontz

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

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.     

Robert Wagner

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.     

Kinky Friedman

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.     

Jack London

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

Andy Rooney

I love dogs. They live in the moment and don't care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated.     

David Duchovny