Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

Mark Twain

It came to me that every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

Cheryl Zuccaro

 

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Leonard Huxley British writer

 

One reason the dog has so many friends: He wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Unknown

 

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

 

If you want to be liked, get a dog. The people you work with are not your friends.

Deborah Norville

 

Ever consider what 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

 

Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

I’ve caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.

Barbara Woodhouse (1910-1988) Irish author and dog trainer”

 

Dogs understand your moods and your thoughts, and if you are thinking unpleasant things about your dog, he will pick it up and be downhearted.”

Barbara Woodhouse (1910-1988) Irish author and dog trainer.

 

A man may smile and bid you hail

Yet wish you to the devil;

But when a good dog wags his tail,

You know he’s on the level.

Anonymous

 

It’s easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America’s favourite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it.

P. J. O’Rourke

 

All of the good things that have come to me have come through my dog.

A dog owner overheard in New York’s Central Park

 

The best thing about a man is his dog.

French Proverb

 

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.

Will Rogers. 1879 – 1935

 

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

Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist.

 

A dog is not ‘almost human’ and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. The dog can do many things which man cannot do, never could do and never will do.”

John Holmes

 

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English satirical poet.

 

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 within our hand in his old way.

Anonymous

 

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Andy Rooney (b. 1919) U.S. television personality

 

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.

James Thurber (1894-1961) U.S. humorist, illustrator.

 

It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up.

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) British novelist.

 

If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th president of the U.S

 

Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czech author, critic. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, pt. 7, ch. 2 (1984).

 

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

Ann Landers

 

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

 

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing, right in your ear.

Dave Barry

 

If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.

Andrew A. Rooney

 

The best friend man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son, or daughter, that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and good name may become traitors to their faith. The money a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our head.

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. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only to be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.

When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives his master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when that last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there, by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even in death.

Senator Vest, speaking to a jury about Old Drum, shot in 1869

 

Dogs give their human companions unconditional love and are always there with an encouraging wag of the tail when they are needed. The dog is indeed a very special animal.

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dogs: The Wolf Within

 

A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn’t care if you’re not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, and the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.

Louis Sabin, All About Dogs As Pets

 

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 Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

 

We derive immeasurable good, uncounted pleasures, enormous security, and many critical lessons about life by owning dogs.

Roger Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

 

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.

Louis Sabin, All About Dogs As Pets

 

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

Anonymous

 

I am as confounded by dogs as I am indebted to them.

Roger Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

 

The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.

James Thurber

 

The more I know about men, the more I like dogs.”

Gloria Allred, feminist attorney

 

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

Franklin P. Jones

 

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.

Franklin P. Jones

 

I’d be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness.

Thomas McGuane (b. 1939) U.S. novelist

 

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.

Will Rogers (1879–1935) U.S. humorist

 

Never trust a dog to watch your food.

Patrick age 10 Advice from Kids

 

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

Roger Caras

 

Dogs are better than human beings because they know – but do not tell.

Emily Dickinson

 

Every boy should have two things; a dog and a mother willing to let him have one.

Robert Benchley

 

Thou art true and honest as a dog.

Sir John Davies

 

A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.

Aaron Katcher

 

There is something to be said at how quickly a dog makes friends in comparison to a human.

Anonymous

 

Major: Born a dog, died a gentleman.

Epitaph on a dog’s grave in Maryland

 

Living with a dog is easy – like living with an idealist.

H L Mencken

 

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’

Dave Barry

 

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.

Phil Pastoret

 

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

Unknown

 

He cannot be a gentleman which loveth not a dog.

John Northbrooke.

 

A dog naps so much because it loves so hard.

Anonymous.

 

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

Konrad Lorenz.

 

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

Anonymous.

 

He hath a share of man’s intelligence, but no share of man’s falsehood.

Sir Walter Scott.

 

A dog wags it’s tail with it’s heart.

Martin Buxbaum


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  1. Henry Kraasch
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