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You have come to the right place if you are a four-legged friend lover looking for some good dog quotes.

Great leaders, celebrities, and people of all types have expressed love, affection, and appreciation for dogs.

These fun dog quotes capture some of that magic. Enjoy!

Quotes About Dogs

1.) 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

2.) Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?
Saint Basil

3.) No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes, you feel rich.
Louis Sabin

4.) Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

5.) Happiness is a warm puppy.
Charles M. Schulz

6.) The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Charles de Gaulle

7.) 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

8.) Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

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

10.) Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Thornton Wilder

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Mark Twain Dog Quotes

11.) 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

12.) The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
Mark Twain

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13.) Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
Noel Coward

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Funny Dog Quotes

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

15.) What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.
George Carlin

16.) I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs. I hear they have to pick up food they drop on the floor.
Unknown

17.) Never stand between a dog and the fire hydrant.
Unknown

18.) A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.
Unknown

19.) If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.
Mark Twain

20.) If you want someone who will listen to you every time, do everything you tell them to do, and always be there for you for better or for worse, get a dog.
Unknown

21.) Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man.
George Jean Nathan

22.) If you want the best seat in the house, you’ll have to move the dog.
Unknown

23.) The best therapist has fur and four legs.
Unknown

24.) In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
Edward Hoagland

25.) The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Unknown

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Cute Dog Quotations

26.) 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

To his dog, every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Aldous Huxley

27.) 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

28.) Scratch a dog, and you’ll find a permanent job.
Franklin P. Jones

29.) My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog thinks I am.
Unknown

30.) Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies.
Unknown

31.) I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudner

32.) There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

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Good Dog Sayings

33.) There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
Ben Williams

34.) Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers

35.) Dogs have so many friends because they wag their tails, not their tongues.
Proverb

36.) Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
Franklin P. Jones

37.) Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
Max Eastman

38.) 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

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Good Dog Quotations

39.) 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

40.) Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
Marilyn Monroe

41.) You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
Harry S Truman

42.) No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.
Christopher Morley

43.) A dog is a vehicle, you know; a dog is a window to Mother Nature, and that’s the closest species we have.
Cesar Millan

44.) If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t, either.
Unknown

45.) 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

46.) 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

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

48.) 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

49.) No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.
Stanley Leinwoll

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Puppy Love

50.) The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.
M.K. Clinton

51.) Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
Sidney Jeanne Seward

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

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

54.) I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog.
James Thurber

55.) 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.
Eldon Roark

56.) The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Johnny Depp

57.) He is rising thirteen years now, and all the gold in India would not buy him.
Jim Corbett

58.) Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
Franklin P. Jones

59.) 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 Day

60.) Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Dog Best Friend Quotes

61.) I took solace in my relationship with God, who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
Lisa Bonet

62.) Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
Elizabeth Taylor

63.) It’s no coincidence that a man’s best friend cannot talk.
Unknown

64.) In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
George Graham Vest

65.) Thorns may hurt you; men desert you; sunlight turns to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever if you have a dog.
Douglas Mallock

66.) The poor dog is, in life, the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Lord Byron

67.) Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.
Louis Sabin

68.) Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope

69.) Next to the dog, the wastebasket is your best friend.
B.C. Forbes

70.) Dogs: the best friend you will ever have that pees on your couch and stays your friend.
Dana Gould

71.) It’s no coincidence that a man’s best friend cannot talk.
Unknown

72.) A dog’s best friend is his illiteracy.
Ogden Nash

73.) The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from the home. I have a Scottie. In him, I find consolation and diversion — he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Short Good Dog Quotes

74.) There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
Konrad Lorenz

75.) Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had.
Thom Jones

76.) Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?
Gabriel Zevin

77.) The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Andy Rooney

78.) My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton

79.) Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
Kinky Friedman

80.) My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.
Elayne Boosler

Dog’s Best Friend

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

82.) The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.
Konrad Lorenz

83.) 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

84.) It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
John Grogan

85.) 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

86.) 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

Best Dog Quotes

87.) Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.
Gene Hill

88.) Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways, you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, and a new way of experiencing attachment.
Caroline Knapp

89.) 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

90.) Dogs come into our 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.
Erica Jong

91.) And so, the snuggles and treats begin.
Unknown

92.) People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.
Kate Jackson

Inspirational Dog Quotes

93.) Little pup, big world.
Unknown

94.) Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.
W.R. Pursche

95.) My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.
Anne Lamott

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96.) Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Unknown

97.) My dog thinks I’m pawsome!
Unknown

98.) Live life with the windows rolled down.
Unknown

99.) He’s why we can’t have nice things.
Unknown

100.) Pawsitive Vibes Only.
Unknown

Final Thoughts

Someone once said that a dog is a human’s best friend. No one has ever refuted it. It has become almost a universally accepted rule.

Your dog is the only thing in your life that loves you more than it loves itself. Nothing can be compared to the dog when it comes to bonding with its humans.

There are endless sagas and examples of the animal’s love, devotion, and care toward its owner. If you have a dog, you are one of the luckiest people in the world.

By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought over 75 new gift and toy products to market, most dealing with wordplay. Mike is married and a father of four daughters.

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