If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
~ Old Proverb
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, American Educator and Psychiatrist
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
~ Corey Ford, American writer
My dog can bark like a Congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary, and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
~ Gerold Solomon, US Congressman
Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
~Jerome K. Jerome, English humorist
Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.
~ Ernest Thompson Seton, American writer and naturalist.
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
~ Mordecai Siegal, Contemporary Writer
My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind; So flew'd, so sanded; their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew...
~ William Shakespeare, a MidsSummer Night's Dream
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.
~ Milan Kundera
Why is it that my heart is so touched whenever I meet a dog lost in our noisy streets? Why do I feel such anguished pity when I see one of these creatures coming and going, sniffing everyone, frightened, despairing of even finding its master?
~ Emil Zola
They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
~ Emily Dickenson
His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.
~ Rudyard Kipling
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.
~ George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"
Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.
~ Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Dogs: The Wolf Within
When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?
Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
~ Smiley Blanton
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
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
~ Gilda Radner