grey tabby cat beside short-coat brown and white dogPhoto Credit: Tran Mau Tri Tam

Some folks are dog people. Some swear cats make the best pets. Some like both. The rivalry will never end... and here we have assembled a great collection of cats versus dogs quotes - with shareable quote pictures - for you to enjoy and pass on to your friends.

quote by Jeff Valdez: Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. with background image: shallow focus photography of brown cat
Background Photo: James Sutton

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

--Jeff Valdez

quote by Jeff Valdez: Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God. with background image: orange cat stretching on white surface
Background Photo: Timo Volz

Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.

--Jeff Valdez
quote by Alfred North Whitehead: If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. with background image: orange tabby cat lying on white textile
Background Photo: Kevin Woblick

If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

--Alfred North Whitehead
quote by Desmond Morris: Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs. with background image: black and grey tabby cat
Background Photo: Laura Chouette

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

--Desmond Morris
quote by Doug Larson: In debating the respective merits of dogs and cats, not having to walk a cat when it's 20 below zero deserves consideration. with background image: white cat sleeps under white comforter
Background Photo: Kate Stone Matheson

In debating the respective merits of dogs and cats, not having to walk a cat when it's 20 below zero deserves consideration.

--Doug Larson
quote by James Thurber: I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance -- a sharp, vindictive glance. with background image: white cat
Background Photo: Leonsa

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance -- a sharp, vindictive glance.

--James Thurber
quote by Lewis Grizzard: You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?' with background image: white and brown cat on blue floor
Background Photo: Mathieu Odin

You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?'

--Lewis Grizzard
quote by Nafisa Joseph: I used to love dogs until I discovered cats. with background image: selective focus and low-angle photography of orange tabby cat
Background Photo: Alexander Andrews

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

--Nafisa Joseph
quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach: Dogs love us unconditionally and cats are big on redemption. Our sins and shortcomings don't bother them as long as we delight in their presence. with background image: two white and brown dogs
Background Photo: Camilo Fierro

Dogs love us unconditionally and cats are big on redemption. Our sins and shortcomings don't bother them as long as we delight in their presence.

--Sarah Ban Breathnach
quote by Tim Allen: Dogs will eat till they die. Cats will leave food in the dish, incomprehensible to a dog. with background image: brown and white long coated dog sitting on brown wooden round table
Background Photo: FLOUFFY

Dogs will eat till they die. Cats will leave food in the dish, incomprehensible to a dog.

--Tim Allen


quote by Ernest Thompson Seton: The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey. with background image: photo of author Ernest Thompson Seton with quote

The ancient feud between cat and dog is not forgotten in the north, for the Lynx is the deadly foe of the Fox and habitually kills it when there is soft snow and scarcity of easier prey.

--Ernest Thompson Seton
quote by E. L. Konigsburg: I'm not sure that love and like aren't like cats and dogs: One can't grow up to be the other, but they can be taught to live under the same roof. with background image: brown and white tabby cat
Background Photo: Charlie Deets

I'm not sure that love and like aren't like cats and dogs: One can't grow up to be the other, but they can be taught to live under the same roof.

--E. L. Konigsburg

quote by King Tuff: I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music. with background image: black dog
Background Photo: David Lezcano

I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music.

--King Tuff
quote by Michael Sheen: My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life. with background image: dog running on beach during daytime
Background Photo: Oscar Sutton

My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life.

--Michael Sheen
quote by Mackenzie Foy: I have a cat and a dog. They don't really get along, but I think they get along when no one is looking. with background image: orange tabby cat
Background Photo: Gaelle Marcel

I have a cat and a dog. They don't really get along, but I think they get along when no one is looking.

--Mackenzie Foy
quote by Michael Showalter: Cats aren't cooperative in the same way that other animals are. You can train a dog to act, but you can't train a cat in the same way. with background image: black and white cat lying on brown bamboo chair inside room
Background Photo: Manja Vitolic

Cats aren't cooperative in the same way that other animals are. You can train a dog to act, but you can't train a cat in the same way.

--Michael Showalter


quote by Temple Grandin: Here's certain things that are similar to cats and dogs. Dogs are just hyper social and they have a want to please you way more than a cat does. with background image: cute spaniel dog on beach wallpaper
Background Photo: Ryan Walton

Here's certain things that are similar to cats and dogs. Dogs are just hyper social and they have a want to please you way more than a cat does.

--Temple Grandin
quote by William Kunstler: A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him. with background image: orange and white tabby cat on pink background
Background Photo: Kabo

A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him.

--William Kunstler
quote by Yannick Noah: We have a saying in France. A dog doesn't make a cat. with background image: white cat on white textile
Background Photo: Kanashi

We have a saying in France. A dog doesn't make a cat.

--Yannick Noah
quote by Eloisa James: Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. with background image: pembroke welsh corgi and brown dog running between grasses
Background Photo: Alvan Nee

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.

--Eloisa James
quote by Blaize Clement: Heads of warring nations could learn a lot about how to achieve lasting peace by watching dogs and cats who live in the same house. with background image: black and white cat on white textile
Background Photo: lingda kong

Heads of warring nations could learn a lot about how to achieve lasting peace by watching dogs and cats who live in the same house.

--Blaize Clement
quote by Ann Widdecombe: Cats, unlike dogs, are independent creatures. They do not need walking and are content to be alone all day, providing they are fed. with background image: black and white cat on white textile
Background Photo: lingda kong

Cats, unlike dogs, are independent creatures. They do not need walking and are content to be alone all day, providing they are fed.

--Ann Widdecombe
quote by Marie Bashkirtseff: Let us love dogs; let us love only dogs! Men and cats are unworthy creatures. with background image: dog running on beach during daytime
Background Photo: Oscar Sutton

Let us love dogs; let us love only dogs! Men and cats are unworthy creatures.

--Marie Bashkirtseff
quote by Jaideep Ahlawat: I am a dog and a cat lover; doesn't matter which animal it is but dogs are cuter at times. with background image: brown french bulldog wearing blue and white polka dot shirt
Background Photo: Karsten Winegeart

I am a dog and a cat lover; doesn't matter which animal it is but dogs are cuter at times.

--Jaideep Ahlawat
quote by Iris Murdoch: Dogs are very different from cats in that they can be images of human virtue. They are like us. with background image: brown french bulldog wearing blue and white polka dot shirt
Background Photo: Karsten Winegeart

Dogs are very different from cats in that they can be images of human virtue. They are like us.

--Iris Murdoch
quote by Robert A. Heinlein: Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. with background image: brown short coated dog sitting on gray carpet
Background Photo: Lucrezia Carnelos

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

--Robert A. Heinlein
quote by H. P. Lovecraft: The cat is classic whilst the dog is Gothic -- nowhere in the animal world can we discover such really Hellenic perfection of form, with anatomy adapted to function, as in the felidae. with background image: photo of author H. P. Lovecraft with quote

The cat is classic whilst the dog is Gothic -- nowhere in the animal world can we discover such really Hellenic perfection of form, with anatomy adapted to function, as in the felidae.

--H. P. Lovecraft
quote by H. P. Lovecraft: Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and shambles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement. with background image: photo of author H. P. Lovecraft with quote

Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and shambles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement.

--H. P. Lovecraft

grey tabby cat beside short-coat brown and white dog

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