Dog Quotes

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Dogs are friends, playmates and loyal companions. Enough can never be said to fully explain their importance to humans. Here is a collection of great quotes about dogs from authors, poets and experts.

"Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men; As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs, Shoughs, water-rugs and demi-wolves, are clept All by the name of dogs: the valued file " - Henry V - William Shakespeare

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain

"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." - False Memory - Dean Koontz

"Like some dogs: kick them once and they never trust you again, no matter how nice you are to them." - The Mouse on the Mile - Stephen King

Koontz describes the human-dog bond as being "as close to a perfect relationship as you can have." - Dean Koontz

"The last dog I had was an Irish wolfhound - now that is a dog. Rather spoils a person for a lesser canine, that is, anything under a hundredweight." - Laurie R. King

"Know me, as does my dog: we sympathize; And, I affirm, my actions smack of the soil." - "Hamatreya" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog large as myself, that my father bought me. They are better than beings because they know, but do not tell; and the noise in the pool at noon excels my piano." - source - Emily Dickinson

"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

"Happiness is a Warm Puppy." - Lucy, Peanuts - Charles M. Schulz

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

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

"No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. They see through us at a glance." - Redburn. His First Voyage - Herman Melville

"Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House." source - Calvin Coolidge

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced basically that dogs think humans are nuts." - John Steinbeck

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