A Collection of Great Quotes about Dogs


While the adage “dogs are man’s best friend” will go on until the end of time, it’s still comforting to know that so many people out there are dog lovers.  It’s not just you and me and all of our great readers out there.  It’s history.  It’s those in the past that have helped shape our present.   It’s these folks who also give dogs a great name.   So we decided that we’d pay homage to those famous folks who have come up with witty, funny and profound things to say about dogs.  Here are 15 great quotes about dogs….


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 (author)


A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.—Robert Benchley (humorist and actor)


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.—Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)


Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.—Roger Caras (photographer and writer)


Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.—Emily Dickinson (poet)


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 (psychoanalyst)


Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.—Robert A. Heinlein (author, Starship Troopers)


Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.—Franklin P. Jones (humorist and PR executive)


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 (author, The Jungle Book)


Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.—Ann Landers (a.k.a. Eppie Lederer; famous advice columnist)


I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.—Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United State


No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.—Christopher Morley (author, Kitty Foyle)


If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.—Phil Pastoret (author)


If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.—Will Rogers (actor)


The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.—Andy Rooney (60 Minutes contributor)

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