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
Across cold, moon-bright distant stillness, a dog barks, and then another. Harry Behn
It is probably true, then, that dogs don't think about art, the origin of the universe, or geopolitics. Roger A. Caras
Dog owners spend a great deal of time looking down. That is because the production, cleanup, and analysis of stools are a very important component of maintaining a healthy dog. Connie Vanacore
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
Why, a dog, when he sees a stranger, is angry; when an acquaintance he welcomes him, although the one has never done him any harm, not the other any good. Plato
...there was nothing he enjoyed more...than a good book. He'd wander into the study, take down some leather-bound volume, and eat it. Terence Brady
If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson
Dog wisdom is inside the blood and bones. Donald McCaig
Let dogs delight to bark and bite, / For God hath made them so. Isaac Watts
We expect our dogs to listen to us when we speak to them and our dogs, no less than we, do expect us to listen to them. Roger A. Caras
Dogs are wolves, although they sometimes look like they are in sheep's clothing. Bruce Fogle
A dog is not 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. John Holmes
The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic. Henry Ward Beecher
Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master. Charles Darwin
The dog can do many things which man cannot do, never could do, and never will do. John Holmes
Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul—chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth. Anne Tyler
Dogs go with the flow of life. If they have to go live in a new home or with new people, they accept it, adapt easily, and become happy in their new environment. June Cotner
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Gallic
Dogs are simply the best at unconditional love. When you have the companionship of a canine, you experience love at the highest level. Becca Anderson
A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense. Agnes Repplier
Dog's lives are too short. Their only fault, really. Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame. Cynthia Heimel
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, .they are the role model for being alive. Gilda Radner
Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. Sue Murphy
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. George Eliot
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative. Mordecai Siegal
She was such a beautiful and sweet creature...and so full of tricks. Queen Victoria
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. Ambrose Bierce
There are three faithful friends—an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin
Who does not feed the dog, feeds the thief. Estonian Saying