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25 famous quotes about dogs

Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

By DogTime

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"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog," is another famous Mark Twain quote.

Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend,” and 25 famous people also had choice and lasting words for our four-legged colleagues.

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'”
Dave Barry (author)

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
Robert Benchley (humorist and actor)

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
Roger Caras (photographer and writer)

"Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell."
Emily Dickinson (poet)

"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."
Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst)

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
Robert A. Heinlein (author, Starship Troopers)

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."
Franklin P. Jones (humorist and PR executive)

"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)

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
Ann Landers (a.k.a. Eppie Lederer; famous advice columnist)

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States)

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
Christopher Morley (author, Kitty Foyle)

"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 (author)

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers (actor)

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Andy Rooney (60 Minutes contributor)

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
Rita Rudner (comedienne)

"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Charles M. Schulz (cartoonist, Peanuts)

"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 (author, The Grapes of Wrath)

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
Robert Louis Stevenson (author, Treasure Island)

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
James Thurber (author, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”)

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the United States)

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
Mark Twain (author, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

"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 (author, The Accidental Tourist)

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money."
Joe Weinstein (comedian)

"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 (29th President of the United States)

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