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.

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

--Jeff Valdez

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

--Jeff Valdez

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

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs.

--Desmond Morris

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

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

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

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

--Nafisa Joseph

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

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

--Tim Allen

I think we all connect with dogs the most because they're pack animals. I know that cats are a little bit too aloof for me, although I wouldn't totally object to bringing one into our pack if I could find the right match that would get along with my dogs.

--Cesar Millan

I like cats a lot. I've always liked cats. They're great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It's like an offering.

--Christopher Walken

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

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

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

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

--Michael Sheen

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

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

There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of its rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of his friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it.

--Paul Gallico

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

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

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

--Yannick Noah

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

--Eloisa James

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

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

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

--Marie Bashkirtseff

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

--Jaideep Ahlawat

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

--Iris Murdoch

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

--Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

We call ourselves a dog's 'master' -- but who ever dared to call himself the 'master' of a cat? We own a dog -- he is with us as a slave and inferior because we wish him to be. But we entertain a cat -- he adorns our hearth as a guest, fellow-lodger, and equal because he wishes to be there.

--H.P. Lovecraft
grey tabby cat beside short-coat brown and white dog

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