Dogs Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Robert Benchly

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

Josh Billings

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

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.      

Marilyn Monroe

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

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.      

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Roger Caras

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

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

Dogs are miracles with paws.     

Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really     

Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.     

Corey Ford

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


The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two.     


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

Andrew A.

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.     

Max Eastman

When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.     

John B. Bogart

The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.     

Henry Ward Beecher

You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'     

Dave Barry

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog.     

Gene Hill

A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding for it, and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along.     

E B White

Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs.     

J.R. Ackerley

His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.     

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.     

Gilda Radner

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 in their object-relations.     

Sigmund Freud

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.     

Henry David Thoreau

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

Ben Williams

A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.     

J. R. Ackerley

Dogs wait for us faithfully.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero