Dogs in Quotations

Dogs are inspirational animals, and have inspired countless works like movies, TV, and books, and some of the world’s greatest minds have had great things to say about dogs. If you love these furry friends, check out these great quotes sure to inspire. They show how much dogs touch our hearts and leave a lasting impression on us, despite their breed, size or age.



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

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

We never really own a dog as much as he owns us. – Gene Hill

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. – Kinky Friedman

Only my dogs will not betray me. – Maria Callas

No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog. – Stanley Leinwoll

Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man. – D.H. Lawrence

No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has. – Will Rogers



If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat. – Terri Guillemots

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

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

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. – Elizabeth Taylor

To a dog, the whole world is a smell. – Unknown

From the dog’s point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. – Mabel Louise Robinson


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

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

One of the most enduring friendships in history—dogs and their people, people and their dogs. – Terry Kay

Man is a dog’s ideal of what God should be. – Holbrook Jackson

If you really love dogs, have two, at least! – Paul Carvel

Dogs are obsessed with being happy. – James Thurber

Your dog will look at you when you are worth looking at. – Sam Malatesta

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog. – Franz Kafka


  1. Wino4Me

    what a wonderful idea for an article!

  2. Elton H. J. Pines


  3. marian

    great quotes

  4. Foster, Mel

    nice ones

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