101 Greatest Dog Quotes

Looking for the best dog quotes and sayings? Following are the greatest quotes on dogs: funny, inspirational and more.

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

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2. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

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3. “When I needed a hand, I found your paw.”

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4. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”

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5. “A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me” – Barack Obama

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6. “Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.”

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7. “Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones

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8. “Dogs come into out lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.”

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9. “Love is a four legged word.”

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10. “The road to my heart is paved with paw prints.”

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11. “If you’re lucky… A dog will come into your life, steal your heart and change everything!”

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12. “Some people don’t understand why my dog means so much to me. That’s ok. My dog does.”

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13. “Do you ever look at your dog and think… How did I get so lucky?”

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14. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

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15. “I’ve seen a look in a dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think human are nuts.”

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16. “Stop telling me he’s just a dog. My dog has more personality, integrity, empathy and loyalty than most people I know. He’s family.”

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17. “It’s impossible to forget a dog that gave you so much to remember.”

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

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19. “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

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20. “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” – Mark Twain

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21. “A house is not a home without a dog”

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22. “My sunshine doesn’t come from the skies. It comes from the love that’s in my dogs eyes.”

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23. “No matter how many years we get with our dogs, it’s never long enough.”

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24. “Dogs are like potato chips. It’s hard to have just one.”

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25. “Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend… Never owned a dog.”

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26. “You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.”

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27. “Dogs never lie about love.” – Jeffery Masson

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28. “Dogs are God’s way of apologizing for your relatives.”

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29. “Never trust a person that doesn’t love dogs.”

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30. “My dog does this amazing thing where he just exists and makes my whole life better because of it.”

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31. “The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.”

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32. “Wake up. Hug dog. Have a good day.”

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33. “Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

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

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35. “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”

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36. “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

37. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” – Dave Barry

38. “Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”

39. “Science has so far been unable to tell us how self-aware dogs are, much less whether they have anything like our conscious thoughts. This is not surprising, since neither scientists nor philosophers can agree about what the consciousness of humans consists of, let alone that of animals.” – John Bradshaw

40. “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” – W. Bruce Cameron

41. “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”

42. “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley

43. “Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.”

44. “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.”

45. “I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.” – Jarod Kintz

46. “Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.”

47. “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

48. “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

49. “There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.”

50. “Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.” – Emily Dickinson

51. “There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.” – Benjamin Franklin

52. “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.” – Mark Haddon

53. “Every dog must have his day.” – Jonathan Swift

54. “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.” – Robert Wagner

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

56. “As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.”

57. “A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, ‘What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.’ Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep [I never have] is another matter. The dog is willing.” – Roy Blount Jr.

58. “One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”

59. “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.”

60. “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.”

61. “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” – Marilyn Monroe

62. “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” – Christopher Hitchens

63. “I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner

64. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams

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

66. “When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.” – Edward Abbey

67. “Only my dogs will not betray me.” – Maria Callas

68. “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

69. “My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip.” – Craig Shoemaker

70. “If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.”

71. “I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human.”

72. “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain

73. “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 A. Caras

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

75. “Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me…was by dying.” – Jose N. Harris

76. “Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.”

77. “Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot’s mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine.”

78. “Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” – Alexander Pope

79. “Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!”

80. “The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.” – Margot Kaufman

81. “Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” – Ashly Lorenzana

82. “One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven’t seen joy till you have seen that.”

83. “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

84. “Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human’s eyes.”

85. “Everything I know, I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts

86. “How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Abraham Lincoln

87. “The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”

88. “It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.” – Jay London

89. “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” – Edith Wharton

90. “The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding—this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man.”

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

92. “A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours.”

93. “A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.” – Judy Desmond

94. “When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.” – Melissa McCarthy

95. “I’m a huge dog person; I love to hug and kiss them.” – Danielle de Niese

96. “When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” – Kristan Higgins

97. “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

98. “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

99. “Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.” – Mordecai Siegal

100. “I don’t trust anybody in my life except my mother and my dogs.”

101. “I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” – Will Rogers