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quote by James Herriot: If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. with background image: black dog
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If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

--James Herriot

quote by June Carter Cash: Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end. with background image: two dogs sitting on maroon area rug
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Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.

--June Carter Cash
quote by Jenna Morasca: It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family. with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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It is rewarding beyond words to rescue a dog from the shelter and have that dog become part of your family.

--Jenna Morasca
quote by Jean Hanff Korelitz: 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. with background image: black dog
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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.

--Jean Hanff Korelitz

quote by Jerry O'Connell: Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human's eyes. with background image: pembroke welsh corgi and brown dog running between grasses
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Dogs are the only mammals that will actually stare and look into a human's eyes.

--Jerry O'Connell
quote by Joe Garagiola: I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease. with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.

--Joe Garagiola
quote by John Grogan: Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all. with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.

--John Grogan
quote by John Grogan: 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. with background image: cute spaniel dog on beach wallpaper
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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.

--John Grogan
quote by John Grogan: A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog. with background image: brown and white long coated dog sitting on brown wooden round table
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A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.

--John Grogan
quote by John Grogan: Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs -- loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love -- can be elusive to humans. with background image: close up photo of tabby cat
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Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs -- loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love -- can be elusive to humans.

--John Grogan
quote by Josh Hopkins: The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it. with background image: black fawn pug playing with plush toy
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The perfect rescue dog is out there for everybody. You just have to find it.

--Josh Hopkins
quote by Konrad Lorenz: The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift. with background image: fawn pug on bed
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The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift.

--Konrad Lorenz
quote by Konrad Lorenz: The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be. with background image: pembroke welsh corgi and brown dog running between grasses
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The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.

--Konrad Lorenz
quote by Moby: Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach. with background image: white and brown corgi besides brown dog
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Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.

--Moby
quote by Maria Callas: Only my dogs will not betray me. with background image: woman holding Pug puppy
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Only my dogs will not betray me.

--Maria Callas
quote by Michel Houellebecq: The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it. with background image: brown french bulldog wearing blue and white polka dot shirt
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The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.

--Michel Houellebecq
quote by Mickey Rourke: My dogs are more important than my family. with background image: black pug puppy
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My dogs are more important than my family.

--Mickey Rourke
quote by Marge Schott: The dog lives here, Pete. You're just visiting. with background image: yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
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The dog lives here, Pete. You're just visiting.

--Marge Schott
quote by Robert Wagner: A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad. with background image: adult chocolate Labrador retriever
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A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.

--Robert Wagner
quote by Robert Falcon Scott: The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment. with background image: sunset dirt road
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The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.

--Robert Falcon Scott
quote by Robert Crais: Everyone knows dogs. Most people love dogs. I think most American families probably have a dog, but I don't think people really realize or understand just how wonderful and special dogs are. with background image: photo of author Robert Crais with quote

Everyone knows dogs. Most people love dogs. I think most American families probably have a dog, but I don't think people really realize or understand just how wonderful and special dogs are.

--Robert Crais
quote by Robert Crais: Dogs give us something just as we give something to them. with background image: brown and white dog in close-up photography
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Dogs give us something just as we give something to them.

--Robert Crais
quote by Robert Crais: When dogs fulfill their roles they are ecstatically happy. with background image: sunset dirt road
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When dogs fulfill their roles they are ecstatically happy.

--Robert Crais
quote by Robert Crais: No other animal bonds to a human being the way a dog does. And I suspect there is no other animal to which human beings can bond the way we can bond to a dog. with background image: man in red shirt sitting on white suv during daytime
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No other animal bonds to a human being the way a dog does. And I suspect there is no other animal to which human beings can bond the way we can bond to a dog.

--Robert Crais
quote by Richard Dean Anderson: Dogs are my favorite people. with background image: yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
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Dogs are my favorite people.

--Richard Dean Anderson
quote by Robert Walpole: Let sleeping dogs lie. with background image: brown and white dog covered with green and white blanket
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Let sleeping dogs lie.

--Robert Walpole

Longer Version:

Let sleeping dogs lie -- who wants to rouse 'em?


quote by Robert Morley: Most owners are at length able to teach themselves to obey their dog. with background image: dog running on beach during daytime
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Most owners are at length able to teach themselves to obey their dog.

--Robert Morley
quote by Susan Cheever: Dogs are great teachers. They are at home in the world. They live in the moment, and they force us to stay there with them. Dogs love us unconditionally, not for our bodies or bank accounts. with background image: photo of author Susan Cheever with quote

Dogs are great teachers. They are at home in the world. They live in the moment, and they force us to stay there with them. Dogs love us unconditionally, not for our bodies or bank accounts.

--Susan Cheever
quote by Waka Flocka Flame: No matter how you're feeling, a little dog gunna love you. with background image: yellow Labrador puppy running on field
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No matter how you're feeling, a little dog gunna love you.

--Waka Flocka Flame
quote by William Camden: You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. with background image: brown labrador puppy
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You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.

--William Camden
quote by Cynthia Heimel: Dogs are us, only innocent. with background image: Dachshund resting on white hanged fabric
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Dogs are us, only innocent.

--Cynthia Heimel
quote by Cynthia Heimel: Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame. with background image: black fawn pug playing with plush toy
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Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame.

--Cynthia Heimel
quote by John Peers: Never stand between a dog and the hydrant. with background image: adult black and tan dachshund
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Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.

--John Peers
quote by Agnes Sligh Turnbull: Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. with background image: yellow Labrador puppy running on field
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Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.

--Agnes Sligh Turnbull
quote by Charles Yu: If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am. with background image: golden retriever inside car
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If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.

--Charles Yu
quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Dogs are the magicians of the universe. with background image: black and white shot of a dog portrait
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Dogs are the magicians of the universe.

--Clarissa Pinkola Estés
quote by Mira Grant: Good dogs should never be asked to prove that they're good dogs. If there's anything in this world that we should take on faith, it's good dogs. with background image: cute spaniel dog on beach wallpaper
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Good dogs should never be asked to prove that they're good dogs. If there's anything in this world that we should take on faith, it's good dogs.

--Mira Grant
quote by Mira Grant: There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog. with background image: short-coated brown and white puppy sitting on floor
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There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.

--Mira Grant
quote by Lord Byron: The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, the first to welcome, the foremost to defend. with background image: photo of author Lord Byron with quote

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, the first to welcome, the foremost to defend.

--Lord Byron
quote by Luffina Lourduraj: Learn how to love others from a dog and 
how to live for others from a tree. with background image: white and brown long coated small dog on green textile
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Learn how to love others from a dog and
how to live for others from a tree.

--Luffina Lourduraj
quote by Marjorie Garber: If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness. with background image: two white and brown dogs
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If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.

--Marjorie Garber
quote by Bernard of Clairvaux: Love me, love my dog. with background image: fawn pug in close up photography
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Love me, love my dog.

--Bernard of Clairvaux
quote by J. R. Ackerley: Dogs love company. They place it first on their short list of needs. with background image: blue weimariner
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Dogs love company. They place it first on their short list of needs.

--J. R. Ackerley
quote by J. R. Ackerley: A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart. with background image: running white, brown, and black dog
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A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.

--J. R. Ackerley
quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick: The dog is a result of fear transformed into love. with background image: brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass
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The dog is a result of fear transformed into love.

--David Paul Kirkpatrick
quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick: When we look at a dog, we see the best in ourselves. with background image: grayscale photo of pug on floor
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When we look at a dog, we see the best in ourselves.

--David Paul Kirkpatrick

quote by Corey Ford: Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. with background image: grayscale photo of pug on floor
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Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.

--Corey Ford


quote by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson: Dogs never lie about love. with background image: fawn pug in close up photography
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Dogs never lie about love.

--Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
quote by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson: Dogs love us not only because we feed them, walk them, or groom them, or protect them, but because we are fun. How astonishing! with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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Dogs love us not only because we feed them, walk them, or groom them, or protect them, but because we are fun. How astonishing!

--Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
quote by Stanley Coren: The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.

--Stanley Coren


quote by Leila Grandemange: Without a word, my dog taught me the meaning of love. with background image: adult black and tan dachshund
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Without a word, my dog taught me the meaning of love.

--Leila Grandemange
quote by Meg Donohue: I'm convinced that petting a puppy is good luck. with background image: adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
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I'm convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.

--Meg Donohue

quote by Michael P. Naughton: You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you've never known. with background image: black dog
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You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you've never known.

--Michael P. Naughton
quote by Douglas Malloch: Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog. with background image: black dog
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Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog.

--Douglas Malloch
quote by Tip O'Neill: You can teach an old dog new tricks if the old dog wants to learn. with background image: short-coated brown and white puppy sitting on floor
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You can teach an old dog new tricks if the old dog wants to learn.

--Tip O'Neill
quote by Robert Newton Peck: A plot is two dogs and one bone. with background image: black pug puppy on green textile
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A plot is two dogs and one bone.

--Robert Newton Peck
quote by Carrie Newcomer: A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology. with background image: adult chocolate Labrador retriever
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A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.

--Carrie Newcomer
quote by Michelle Beadle: I love dogs more than most people I've met. with background image: black pug puppy
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I love dogs more than most people I've met.

--Michelle Beadle
quote by Sark: Dogs are miracles with paws. with background image: black dog wearing blue denim collar
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Dogs are miracles with paws.

--Sark
quote by Emily Dickinson: Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. with background image: two adult golden retrievers
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Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by Charles Darwin: Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master. with background image: photo of author Charles Darwin with quote

Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs so plainly as does a dog when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.

--Charles Darwin
quote by Sigmund Freud: 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. with background image: photo of author Sigmund Freud with quote

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
quote by Ambrose Bierce: DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship. with background image: black dog
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DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship.

--Ambrose Bierce
quote by H. L. Mencken: Living with a dog is easy- like living with an idealist. with background image: fawn pug on bed
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Living with a dog is easy- like living with an idealist.

--H. L. Mencken
quote by D. H. Lawrence: Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man. with background image: pembroke welsh corgi and brown dog running between grasses
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Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man.

--D.H. Lawrence
quote by Henry David Thoreau: When a dog runs at you, whistle for him. with background image: grayscale photo of pug on floor
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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Rainer Maria Rilke: God... sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better. with background image: photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

God... sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better.

--Rainer Maria Rilke
quote by George Bernard Shaw: I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog. with background image: adult black and tan dachshund
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I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by Ambrose Bierce: The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. with background image: fawn pug standing on textile
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The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

--Ambrose Bierce
quote by Robert A. Heinlein: Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left. with background image: brown and white dog in close-up photography
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Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left.

--Robert A. Heinlein
quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero: Dogs wait for us faithfully. with background image: black pug puppy on green textile
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Dogs wait for us faithfully.

--Marcus Tullius Cicero
quote by Ogden Nash: The dog is man's best friend. He has a tail on one end. Up in front he has teeth. And four legs underneath. with background image: brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
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The dog is man's best friend. He has a tail on one end. Up in front he has teeth. And four legs underneath.

--Ogden Nash
quote by Martin Luther: The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. with background image: pug lying on pet bed
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The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.

--Martin Luther
quote by Will Rogers: The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got. with background image: pug lying on pet bed
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The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.

--Will Rogers
quote by Aristotle: There is honor in being a dog. with background image: brown and white dog in close-up photography
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There is honor in being a dog.

--Aristotle
quote by Joan Rivers: Dogs are easier to love than people; they're certainly more dependable. Once they love you, that's it. A true friend in life is a dog. with background image: pug lying on pet bed
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Dogs are easier to love than people; they're certainly more dependable. Once they love you, that's it. A true friend in life is a dog.

--Joan Rivers
quote by Nora Roberts: Everything I know, I learned from dogs. with background image: adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
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Everything I know, I learned from dogs.

--Nora Roberts
quote by Charles M. Schulz: Happiness is a warm puppy. with background image: photo of author Charles M. Schulz with quote

Happiness is a warm puppy.

--Charles M. Schulz
quote by Jonathan Swift: Every dog must have his day. with background image: girl pulling the collar of dog during daytime

Every dog must have his day.

--Jonathan Swift
quote by Ziggy Marley: I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me. with background image: black dog
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I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me.

--Ziggy Marley
quote by Woodrow Wilson: If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. with background image: black dog
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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
quote by William Butler Yeats: But was there ever a dog that praised his fleas? with background image: sunset dirt road
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But was there ever a dog that praised his fleas?

--William Butler Yeats
quote by W. H Auden: In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. with background image: two dogs sitting on maroon area rug
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In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

--W. H Auden
quote by Max Eastman: Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. with background image: yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
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Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

--Max Eastman
quote by Kinky Friedman: Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. with background image: toddler hugging siberian husky
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Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.

--Kinky Friedman
quote by Jane Goodall: You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings. with background image: photo of author Jane Goodall with quote

You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.

--Jane Goodall
quote by Groucho Marx: Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. with background image: cutest pug portrait
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Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

--Groucho Marx
quote by Eckhart Tolle: When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you. with background image: photo of author Eckhart Tolle with quote

When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.

--Eckhart Tolle
quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower: What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight -- it's the size of the fight in the dog. with background image: fawn pug lying on floor
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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

quote by Bernard Williams: There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. with background image: fawn pug standing on textile
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There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

--Bernard Williams
quote by Ask Ann Landers: Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. with background image: grayscale photography of pug

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

--Ann Landers
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