Dog One Liners


Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

Sidney Jeanne Seward

God sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it…

and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better.

Rainer Marie Rilke

A Dog Is The Only Thing On This Earth That Loves YOU More Than He Loves Himself

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

Emily Dickinson

 A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast.

Proverbs 12:10

Beware of still water, a still dog, and a still enemy.

Yiddish Proverb

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

Ben Williams

Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!

Dr. Tom Cat

The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s.

Polish Proverb

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

Will Rogers

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

Woodrow Wilson

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

Rambunctious, rumbustious, delinquent dogs become angelic when sitting.

Dr. Ian Dunbar

Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives.

Albert Schweitzer

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.


If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

St. Francis of Assisi

If people were superior to animals, they’d take better care of the world.

Winnie the Pooh

They [dogs] 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

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


Never judge a dog’s pedigree by the kind of books he does not chew.


You always sympathize with the underdog, except when the other dog is yours.


I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.

Samuel Johnson

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

Andrew A. Rooney

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

When a man’s dog turns against him it is time for his wife to pack her trunk and go home to mamma.

Mark Twain

My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am.

Toby & Eileen Green

Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this – one dog does not change a bone with another.

Adam Smith

The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.

Madame Roland

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

Franklin P. Jones

Brothers and Sisters I bid you beware

Of giving your heart for a dog to tear.


Killing the dog does not cure the bite.

Abraham Lincoln

To a dog the whole world is a smell.


Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity human ever has to choose a relative.

Mordecai Siegal

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

P.G. Wodehouse

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

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

Christopher Morley

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog.

Franz Kafka

The dog has an enviable mind; it remembers the nice things in life and quickly blots out the nasty.

Barbara Woodhouse

Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way you treat a dog!

Charles F. Doran

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Abraham Lincoln

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

I agree with Agassiz that dogs possess something very like a conscience.

Charles Darwin

Dogs are us, only innocent.

Cynthia Heimel

A man’s soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.

Charles Doran

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”

If more of us were like dogs, we’d be better off.

Jay Dickey

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.

Henry Ward Beecher

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.


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

Aldous Huxley

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

Alexander Pope

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

Martha Scott

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Every dog must have his day.

Jonathan Swift

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.

Edward Hoagland

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

Franklin P. Jones

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

Max Eastman

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

Ann Landers

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

Elizabeth Taylor

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

Andrew A. Rooney

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.

Gene Hill

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

Roger Caras

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.

Sigmund Freud

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

cowboy wisdom

My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I should be doing.

Lonzo Idolswine

A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel.

Portuguese Proverb

According to ancient Greek literature, when Odysseus arrived home after an absence of 20 years, disguised as a beggar, the only one to recognize him was his aged dog Argos, who wagged his tail at his master, and then died.

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

Louis Sabin

Dogs are our link to paradise.

Milan Kundera

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

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

Russian Proverb

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.

Henry David Thoreau

Properly trained, a man can be a dog’s best friend.

Corey Ford, writer

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.

Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer

You want a friend in this life? Get a dog!

President Harry S. Truman

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

Josh Billings

In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the dog.


 A dog is better than I am, for he has love and does not judge.

Abba Xanthias, from The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principle difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain

The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being.

Konrad Lorenz

Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.

Holbrook Jackson

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

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles M. Schulz

Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail.

Virginia Graham

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.


The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift.

Konrad Lorenz

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.

Joe Gores

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

Sidney Jeanne Seward

Who kicks a dog kicks his own soul towards hell.

Will Judy

Who loves me will love my dog also.

St. Bernard (c1150)

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.

Edith Wharton

Great men have always had dogs.