80 Greatest & Inspiring Dog Quotes

Ok, so to be clear, these are quote about dogs, not quotes from dogs! We all love dogs, and we know how amazing they are. But we guarantee these quotes will make you appreciate them even more. Here is our list of the best 80 great and inspiring quotes about dogs.

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80 Great and Inspiring Dog Quotes - Woman with Golden Retriever

80 Great and Inspiring Dog Quotes


“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
—M.K. Clinton
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When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.
—Sara Paretsky
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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
—Roger Caras
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“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
—Charles de Gaulle
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“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
—Emily Dickinson
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“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
—Jonathan Safran Foer
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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
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“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
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It’s no coincidence that man’s best friend cannot talk.
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“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
—Aldous Huxley
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“Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.”
—Franklin P. Jones
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“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’”
—Rudyard Kipling (author, The Jungle Book)
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“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
—Dean Koontz
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“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.”
—Cesar Millan
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Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.
—Mordecai Siegal
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One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
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“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”
—Christopher Morley
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A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart.
—Judy Desmond
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“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
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“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
—Gilda Radner
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Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
—Max Eastman
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“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
—Andy Rooney
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Only my dogs will not betray me.
—Maria Callas
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“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
—Charles M. Schulz
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“If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.”
—George Bernard Shaw
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“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
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“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
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“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.”
—Quentin Tarantino
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“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”
—Elizabeth Taylor
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“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
—Harry S. Truman
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“There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”
—Benjamin Franklin
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“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!”
—Anne Tyler
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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
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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
— Josh Billings
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“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”
— Charles M. Schulz
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“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
— Mark Twain
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“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
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
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“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”
— Arthur Conan Doyle
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“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
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“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”
—Carrie Underwood
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“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 A. Caras
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“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
—Cesar Millan
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“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
—Roger A. Caras
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“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
—Orhan Pamuk
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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
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“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common.”
—Martin Luther
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“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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“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. ”
—Mark Haddon
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“Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.”
—Gene Hill
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“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”
—W.H. Auden
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There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
—Ben Williams
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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
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If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t, either.
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Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House.
—Calvin Coolidge
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“You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!”
—Dave Barry
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Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
—Rudyard Kipling
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“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
—Nora Roberts
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The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
—George Graham
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The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
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“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog”
—Konrad Lorenz
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“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
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“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conslusive evidence that your are wonderful.”
— Ann Landers
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There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog.
—Mira Grant
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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 Mallock
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“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”
— W. Bruce Cameron
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Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.
—Louis Sabin
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There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.
—Janet Schnellman
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A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.
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I don’t trust anybody in my life except my mother and my dogs.
—Cheryl Cole
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No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.
—Stanley Leinwoll
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A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, smart or dumb. Give him your heart…and he’ll give you his.
—Milo Gathema
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I wish all men were like dogs.
—Halle Berry
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Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
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Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch.
—George Carlin
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Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?
—Gabrielle Zevin
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Dogs are my favorite people.
—Richard Dean Anderson
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A dog’s spirit dies hard.
—Mikhail Bulgakov
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If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.
—Charles Yu
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My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face.
—Jennifer Skiff
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Dogs just need you and love, that’s all.
—Jennifer Westfeld
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