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203 Great Quotes About Dogs - Man's Best Friend Indeed

If you love dogs, you've come to the right place for great quotes about the godly canines that truly are man's best friend. Enjoy, and please share widely!

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.

An old dog does not bark in vain.

Only a dog would lick a finger pointed in anger.

The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

To chase a dog is merely to teach it to run away.

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.

The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.

A man's soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.

You can take a dog outside, but you can't make it pee.

Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect.

Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.

A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours.

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.

My dear old dog, most constant of all friends.

A puppy is but a god, plus high spirits, and minus common sense.

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed.

Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity.

A good dog deserves a good bone.

Take personal responsibility. A lot of people go, 'Well, I'll get a dog because I have a kid and a kid needs a dog.' And it doesn't work out for that dog and the dog is on the street.

The reason I love my dog so much is because when I come home, he's the only one in the world who treats me like I'm the Beatles.

Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way.

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

When a man tries to communicate with an animal, there's a relationship between them, and you generally find this between the dog and his master.

One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us.

Longer Version:

One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint -- on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism,and sweeten the bitter heart.

A good dog is one of the best things of all to be.

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.

Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself.

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.

A dog with a bone knows no friend.

My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet.

Anyone who has a dog knows that they have some very deep thoughts, that they have moods and emotions, they get their feelings hurt. It's not a far reach to give them opinions and values and long-term desires.

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.

No one 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.

No man can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned by a dog.

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.

With eye upraised his master's look to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man's guardian and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end.

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

I wish all men were like dogs.

Of course what he most intensely dreams of is being taken out on walks, and the more you are able to indulge him the more will he adore you and the more all the latent beauty of his nature will come out.

As the hound, so the pup.

A dog does not flee from a bone.

If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.

Man is troubled by what might be called the Dog Wish, a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.

A wet dog is lovingest.

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.

The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.

Even the smallest dog can lift its leg on the tallest building.

Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.

A dog is not 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

If you want a friend, buy a dog.

There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it.

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.

I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.

A good dog never dies.

Longer Version:

A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.

I have a little dog who likes to nap with me.
He climbs on my body and puts his face in my neck.
He is sweeter than soap.
He is more wonderful than a diamond necklace,
which can't even bark.

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

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.

The love between dog and man is idyllic, dogs were never expelled from paradise.

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.

Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you.

Our German forefathers had a very kind religion. They believed that, after death, they would meet again all the good dogs that had been their companions in life. I wish I could believe that too.

We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet -- so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet.

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.

Generally, or at least very often, people with a deep interest in animals are the best people around.

Being patted is what it is all about.

Dogs notice, they share, they draw conclusions, they like it when they're able to be of service and are touchingly grateful when they're praised.

Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?

The great 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.

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.

Letting cats and dogs have litters is tantamount to shooting shelter animals in the head since it kills their chances of adoption. Please do the right thing and spay or neuter your animals.

You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.

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.

So many people pass up older dogs, which is a shame. With an older dog, you know what you are getting.

Now that I have a dog, I frequently have to take him out and get some exercise, which also gets me exercise.

It is not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, but the size of the fight in the dog.

A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.

I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.

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.

You do not OWN a dog. You HAVE a dog. And the dog HAS YOU.

I think having a dog makes you more compassionate.

Dog is God spelled backward.

Nobody else feels the same way about your dog that you do.

Sometimes you're sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they're only their simple, goofy selves.

The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.

Every dog might wish to be Dog One, but like us, most dogs want membership in the group even more than they want supremacy over others.

Dogs do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?

Dog lovers are a good breed themselves.

There ain't a man livin' who hasn't talked to his dog.

They dogs never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

Dogs are voiceless ... a critical part of having dogs is emotional responsibility: learning how to understand them and, when necessary, to speak and act on their behalf.

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.

It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family.

A mutt is a dog. He is the stuff of dogginess, a creature allied to species, not breed, and untrammeled by human hand or preference.

Dogs are here to remind us life really is a simple thing. You eat, sleep, take walks, and pee when you must. That's about all there is. They are quick to forgive trespasses and assume strangers will be kind.

Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human's eyes.

I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.

Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.

It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.

A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.

Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs -- loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love -- can be elusive to humans.

The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it.

The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift.

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

Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.

Only my dogs will not betray me.

The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.

My dogs are more important than my family.

The dog lives here, Pete. You're just visiting.

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