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Below is a collection of some of our favorite dog quotes. Regardless of the occasion or your state of mind you can find one that will resonate with you. Enjoy!

"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals" ~ Anonymous

"Who can believe that there is no soul behind the luminous eyes of a do." ~ Theophile Gautier

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." ~ Roger Caras
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"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

"Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem." ~Benjamin Hoff

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way." ~ John Muir

"The little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions into." ~ Bruce Schimmel

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity." ~ George Bernard Shaw

"Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." ~ Mark Twain

"Dogs are my favorite people." ~ Richard Dean Anderson

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." ~ Rita Rudner

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs." ~ Charles de Gaulle

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

"We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet - so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet." ~
Rita Rudner

"A species so intimately involved with our own, which has shared our life since time immemorial." ~ Alfred Barbou

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

"A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself." ~ Josh Billings

"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." ~ Josh Billings

"The great 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
"For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog." ~ Roger Caras

"Dogs don't know about beginnings, and they don't speculate on matters that occurred before their time. Dogs also don't know - or at least don't accept - the  concept of death. With no concept of beginnings or endings dogs probably don't know that for people having a dog as a life companion provides a streak of light between two eternities of darkness." ~ Stanley Coren

"It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive in the dog." ~ Charles Darwin
"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." ~ Doris Day

"We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment." ~ George Eliot

"The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me." ~ Helen Exley

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened" ~ Anatole France

"Money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail." ~ Kinky Friedman

"If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them." ~  Pam Brown

"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives." ~ John Galsworthy


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