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. Capek
The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two. Maeterlinck
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
We know dogs need people because they evolved to live with people. Temple Grandin
The first dogs might have had some type of 'owner' or human family, but they wouldn't have lived in homes with fences. Temple Grandin
All good trainers, behaviorists, and ethologist will tell you how important it is to maintain control of your own emotions when you're dealing with dogs. Cesar Millan
Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand. Italian Proverb
Timid dogs bark the loudest. Italian Proverb
Two dogs and a bone, never agree in one. French Proverb
Dogs need exercise to live a healthy life. Getting their energy out also helps them behave. Gideon Kidd
Some dogs can actually turn aggressive once brought into a fast paced city. Josh Schermer
Socialization for a dog, especially from a young age, is so important it can actually affect a dog's personality. Josh Schermer
A dog that is not socialized can be more timid, have less confidence and even turn aggressive. Josh Schermer
A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. Amy Morford
A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. Amy Morford
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. Amy Morford
A watchdog is a dog kept to guard your home, usually by sleeping where a burglar would awaken the household by falling over him. Amy Morford
Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it. Amy Morford
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. George Eliot
There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dog that runs after two bones catches neither. English Proverb
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi
You really have to be some kind of creep for a dog to reject you. Joe Garagiola
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles De Gaulle
One can live happily without a dog. But one can live more happily with a dog. Boze Hadleigh
Like children, dogs and other pets are at the mercy of their owners. Boze Hadleigh
Modern society has a higher regard and concern for animals than our ancestors did. Boze Hadleigh
If you want to be happy for seven years, get married. If you want to be happy for fifteen years, get a dog. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, take up gardening. Martha Stewart
Allow yourself the luxury of letting happiness be whatever it is to you. And for some of us, a puppy or a dog we love is pure joy. May that special joy find its way into your heart and keep you warm. Danielle Steele
The phrase 'man's best friend' is an understatement. More like a devoted platonic lover. Melissa McCarthy
God, or Mother Nature, made a big mistake by letting people live so much longer than dogs and cats. Or should I say, by making dogs and cats live so much shorter than the people who love them. Brad Pitt
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. John Grogan
One hears repeatedly about man's best friend. We place the dog on a pedestal because it's friendly and loyal to us. I'm more interested in being my dog's best friend. Adele
Once you have a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished. Dean Koontz
Your dog belongs to you, But sometimes stop and think that you belong to your dog. Jennifer Beals
There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin
Finding exactly the right dog is a lot like falling in love. But almost never as risky or with an I-should-have-known-better ending. Renee Zellweger
A lover will tell you how terrific you are with words. But words are so easy. Dogs tell you with their very selves, repeatedly and consistently. Kate Moss
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers
To his dog, every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs. Aldous Huxley
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bit you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. Andy Rooney
Dogs are smarter than lots of people. They wag their tails instead of their tongue. Jerry Seinfeld