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Dog Quotes, Inspiration, Experience and Ideals

As many of you know, dogs are a popular choice as pets. They are loyal, charming, cuddly, entertaining, smart, protective, loving and more. Some people turn to dog’s companionship in search for a reliable friend. It is some people’s way to cope up with sadness and loneliness. On the other hand, they can also serve as an inspiration to everyone. The love of a dog is incomparable, even to us humans. This is why large compilations of inspirational quotes and messages have come out of nowhere as most people have experienced these motivations in life through dogs.

That is why, we at PSG, decided to give you a list and a large compilation of the best and amazing dog quotes from motivated and inspired people who own and love dogs. It could be used as your motivation as well. It also gives you a nice feeling knowing that someone out there might share the same experience and joy with having a dog as a companion. This information can also inspire you to get the right dog tools and equipment that could improve you and your dog’s life. The treatment of your dog deserves will be better known by reading and scanning through different lectures such as this long list of quotes.

85 Best and Amazing Dog Quotes

1. Charles M. Schulz

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”

2. Marilyn Monroe

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

3. Mark Twain

“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.”

4. Christopher Hitchens

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”

5. Milan Kundera

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

6. Will Rogers

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

7. Josh Billings

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

8. Mark Twain

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

9. Charles M. Schulz

“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.”

10. Jack London

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”

11. Johnny Depp

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”

12. John Grogan

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”

13. Mark Twain

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”

14. Arthur Conan Doyle

“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.”

15. John Grogan

“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.”

16. Robert Louis Stevenson

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”

17. Dean Koontz

“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.”

18. 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.”

19. Andy Rooney

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

20. Carrie Underwood

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”

21. Roger A. Caras

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

22. Roger A. Caras

“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.”

23. Charles de Gaulle

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”

24. Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

25. Roger A. Caras

“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. ”

26. Dean Koontz

“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish – consciously or unconsciously – that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.”

27. Cesar Millan

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”

28. 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.”

29. Jonathan Carroll

“Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it’s “only” a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day– we’re just so used to them that we pay no attention.”

30. John Grogan

“. . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”

31. 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.”

32. Samuel Butler

“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.”

33. Caroline Knapp

“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”

34. Mark Haddon

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”

35. John Grogan

“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.”

36. Aldous Huxley

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

37. Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

38. Jim Butcher

“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”

39. Cesar Millan

“Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss; it’s about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.”

40. Nora Roberts

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”

41. Robert McCammon

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.”

42. W.H. Auden

“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”

43. Dave Barry

“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!”

44. John Steinbeck

“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.”

45. Ashly Lorenzana

“People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.”

46. Dean Koontz

“Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at many moment, cry, “Let’s go!” and lead them on a great adventure.”

47. Jen Lancaster

“Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack.”

48. Jess C. Scott

“Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who’s late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day.”

49. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.”

50. James Thurber

“If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. ”

51. Bruce Cameron

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”

52. Marie Corelli

“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.”

53. Terry Pratchett

“Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot’s mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine.”

54. Carolyn Parkhurst

“The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses. They are allowed access to our most private moments. They are there when we think we are alone. Think of what they could tell us. They sit on the laps of presidents. They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and the secret play of children. If they could tell us everything they have seen, all of the gaps of our lives would stitch themselves together.”

55. Stanley Coren

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”

56. John Grogan

“In a dog’s life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us.”

57. Robert Benchley

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”

58. Konrad Lorenz

“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog”

59. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“Dogs are the magicians of the universe.”

60. Luis Carlos Montalván

“The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side.”

61. Dean Koontz

“Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”

62. Doris Day

“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.”

63. Margaret Wise Brown

“I like dogs. Big dogs. Little dogs. Fat dogs. Doggy dogs. Old dogs. Puppy dogs. I like dogs. A dog that is barking over the hill. A dog that is dreaming very still. A dog that is running wherever he will. I like dogs.”

64. Eva Ibbotson

“Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.”

65. Dean Koontz

“When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster.”

66. Kate DiCamillo

“You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.”

67. Jonathan Swift

“Every dog must have his day.”

68. Barack Obama

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.”

69. James Thurber

“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.”

70. Rick Bass

“I do not concern myself with my inability to feel such comfort amidst humans (other than with very few friends and family), but, rather, am simply thankful that at least dogs exist, and I’m humbly aware of how much less a person I’d be – how less a human – if they did not exist. ”

71. Ann Landers

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conslusive evidence that your are wonderful.”

72. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“We might miss the sign or we may be unable to read the expression, but it is almost a contradiction in terms to say that a dog feels something but does not show it. What a dog feels, a dog shows, and, conversely, what a dog shows, a dog actually does feel.”

73. Albert Payson Terhune

“Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog’s owner. But no man –spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort– may become a dog’s Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog’s God.”

74. Daphne du Maurier

“Why did dogs make one want to cry? There was something so quiet and hopeless about their sympathy. Jasper, knowing something was wrong, as dogs always do. Trunks being packed. Cars being brought to the door. Dogs standing with drooping tails, dejected eyes. Wandering back to their baskets in the hall when the sound of the car dies away.”

75. Merrill Markoe

“Maybe this is kind of cliche, but animals, well, dogs, are what I do for a living. One reason I like spending time with them so much is they seem to think people are really good. They live with us, and obey our rules, most of which make no sense to them. And the main reason they do it is because they like us. When I watch them, sometimes I’m so blow away by how enthusiastic they are about everything we do that I have to go out and buy them something squeaky or chewy. Just because I love proving to them that it’s not a mistake to see the world as a great benevolent place. I hope one day to react to something with as much pure ecstasy as I see in Chuck’s face every time I throw the ball. Sometimes he looks so happy, it reminds me of the way blind people smile way too big because they can’t see themselves. And if none of this links to anything in you, well… I think you don’t know who I am.”

76. Max DePree

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.”

77. Terry Pratchett

“Dogs are not like cats, who amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. Men made dogs, they took wolves and gave them human things–unnecessary intelligence, names, a desire to belong, and a twitching inferiority complex. All dogs dream wolf dreams, and know they’re dreaming of biting their Maker. Every dog knows, deep in his heart, that he is a Bad Dog…”

78. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”

79. Jean Ferris

“As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.”

80. Ernest Thompson Seton

“Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.”

81. Merrill Markoe

“I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.”

82. Mary Oliver

“I have a little dog who likes to nap with me. He climbs on my body and puts his face in my neck. He is sweeter than soap. He is more wonderful than a diamond necklace, which can’t even bark…”

83. Brad Watson

“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we’ve placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.”

84. Dean Koontz

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”

85. Greg Curtis

“My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!”