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Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are. -Assyrian Proverb

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

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Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. - Mark Twain

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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

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Dogs have more love than integrity. They've been true to us, yes, but they haven't been true to themselves. - Clarence Day

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A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings

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Animals are such agreeable friends--they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot

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A dog's best friend is his illiteracy. - Ogden Nash

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Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman -Dave Miliman

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One reason the dog has so many friends: He wags his tail instead of his tongue. -Unknown

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The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic. - Henry Beecher Ward

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We named the DOG Indiana! -Henry Jones, Sr. (Sean Connery) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. -Mark Twain

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Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! -Anne Tyler

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Some days you're the dog, and some days you're the hydrant. --Unknown

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Beware of silent dogs and still waters. -Portuguese Proverb

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Never trust a dog to watch your food. -Patrick age 10 Advice from Kids

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Its easy to understand why the cat has eclipsed the dog as modern America's favorite pet. People like pets to possess the same qualities they do. Cats are irresponsible and recognize no authority, yet are completely dependent on others for their material needs. Cats cannot be made to do anything useful. Cats are mean for the fun of it. -P. J. O'Rourke

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. -Robert A. Heinlein

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Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow. -Jeff Valdez

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I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. -Sir Winston Churchill

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Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. -Mary Bly

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A dog has the soul of a philosopher. -Plato

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To a dog the whole world is a smell -Unknown

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Dogs wait for us faithfully -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. -Phil Pastoret

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My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. -Unknown

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If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail. -Fran Lebowitz

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

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Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. -Franklin Jones

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Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs. -John Osborne

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

  • There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. - Konrad Z. Lorenz

  • Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.- Agnes Repplier

  • Dogs come when they are called. Cats take a message and get back to you. - Mary Bly

  • Dogs look up to you. Cats look down on you. Give me a pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you like an equal. - Winston Churchill

  • The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic. - Henry Ward Beecher

  • If dogs could talk, perhaps we'd find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people. - Karel Caprek

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

  • Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be. - Holbrook Jackson

  • The more I see of the representatives of the people the more I admire my dogs. - Alphonse de Lamartine

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

  • I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret Thatcher

  • We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today. -Sidney Smith

 

 

"Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit,
you would stay out and your dog would go in."

- Mark Twain

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

- Holbrook Jackson


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

- Andrew A. Rooney


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

- Aldous Huxley


"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



"Reverence: the spiritual attitude of a man to a god
and a dog to a man."

- Ambrose Bierce



"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend:
and inside a dog, it's too dark to read."

- Groucho Marx



"A dog is not "almost human," and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."

- John Holmes



"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



"The disposition of noble dog is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know...How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien."

- Plato


"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



"If you take a dog which is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man."

- Mark Twain



"Liberals are like dogs:

The liberal holds that he is true to the republic when he is true to himself. (It may not be as cozy an attitude as it sounds.) He greets with enthusiasm the fact of the journey, as a dog greets a manís invitation to take a walk. And he acts in the dogís way too, swinging wide, racing ahead, doubling back, covering many miles of territory that the man never traverses, all in the spirit of inquiry and the zest for truth. He leaves a crazy trail, but he ranges far beyond the genteel old party he walks with and he is usually in a better position to discover a skunk."

- E. B. White



"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."

- Sigmund Freud



"No man can be condemed for owning a dog.
As long as he has a dog, he has a friend;
and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has."

- Will Rogers



"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 dog is man's best friend.
He has a tail on one end.
Up in front he has teeth.
And four legs underneath."

- Ogden Nash - An Introduction to Dogs



"If you can't decide between a Shepherd, a Setter or a Poodle, get them all ... adopt a mutt!"

- ASPCA



"To err is human: To forgive, canine."

- Anonymous



"I talk to him when I'm lonesome like,
and I'm sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
but I never say naught thereat,
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
but never a friend like that!"

- W. Dayton Wedgefarth



"In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man."

- Maurice Maeterlinck - 'Our Friend, The Dog'

  • "The dog barks backward without getting up I can remember when he was a pup." - Robert Frost

     

  • "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 you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater...suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

     

  • "When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." - Edward Abbey

     

  • "When old dogs bark, it's time to watch out." - Unknown

 

    • "When the Man waked up he said,
      'What is Wild Dog doing here?'
      And the Woman said,
      'His name is not Wild Dog any more,
      but the First Friend,
      because he will be our friend
      for always and always and always.'" - Rudyard Kipling

       

    • "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

       

    • "I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" - Fred Jungclaus

       

    • "A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog." - E N Westcott

       

    • "If it were a dog, it would have bitten you already." Actual Twents: "At e ne hond was, dan e oew allange ebettene." Meaning:Said to someone who is looking for something which is right under his nose. Source: Twents Woordenbook. Twents in Woord en Gebruik.
     
    • "Life is like a dog sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Lewis Grizzard

       

    • "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." - Robert Louis Stevenson

       

    • "Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." - Franklin P Jones

       

    • "The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know...How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien." - Plato

       

    • "Politics are not my concern... they impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." - Rudyard Kipling

     

      • "If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog." - George Bernard Shaw

         

      • "No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." - Will Rogers

         

      • "America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags it's tail it knocks over a chair." - Arnold Toynbee
      • "My dog is half pit bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!" - Craig Shoemaker

         

      • "Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." - Alexander Pope

         

      • "I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons." - Will Rogers

         

      • "Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives." - Sue Murphy

         

      • "If you don't mind throwing tennis balls for eternity, I do have an opening in doggie heaven." - Frank and Ernest comic strip, an angel at St. Peter's gate, to a man seeking admittance
      • "Every dog must have his day." - Jonathan Swift

         

      • "They say a reasonable amount 'o fleas is good fer a dog -- keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog, mebbe." - Edward Westcott

         

      • "DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary, 1911.

         

      • "There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog." waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there. - Lee Iacocca, US auto business executive

         

      • "You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog." - Carl Icahn, US auto business executive

         

      • "A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion." - Washington Irving

         

      • "I like dogs better [than people]. They give you unconditional love. They either lick your face or bite you, but you always know where they're coming from. With people, you never know which ones will bite. The difference between dogs and men is that you know where dogs sleep at night." - Greg Louganis

         

      • "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around." - cowboy wisdom
      • The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man." - Robertson Davies, Canadian author

         

      • "No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin

         

      • "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of ther 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." - Roger Caras

         

      • "When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." - Edward Abbey

         

      • "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." - Christopher Morley

         

      • "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andrew A. Rooney

         

      • "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown

         

      • "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain
      • "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

         

      • "When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news." - Charles Anderson Dana, 'What is News?', The New York Sun 1882

         

      • "Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." - Dave Barry

         

      • "Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives." - Sue Murphy

         

      • "I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." - Abraham Lincoln

      "The biggest dog has been a pup." - Joaquin Miller, US poet

      • "[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." - Gerald B H Solomon, US Congressman, Entry in contest to identify Capitol Hill's Great American Dog, NY Times 9 Aug 86

         

      • "A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas." - H L Mencken, Quoted by Geoffrey H Hartman Easy Pieces Columbia University 85

         

      • "This isn't like naming your dog Spot." - Richard Melville, Secretary, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, On scientific Latin names for plants and animals, Wall Street Journal 13 Jul 84

         

      • "First you learn a new language, profanity; and second you learn not to discipline your dogs when you're mad, and that's most of the time when you're training dogs." - Lou Schultz, trainer of Alaskan Huskies

         

      • "He's fair. He treats us all the same-like dogs." - Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers right tackle On Vince Lombardi, recalled on Lombardi's death 3 Sep 70

         

      • "Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species." - Melvin Maddocks, "Baseball-The Difference between Night and Day" Christian Science Monitor 3 Apr 85

         

      • "[London] is sentimental and tolerant. The attitude to foreigners is like the attitude to dogs: Dogs are neither human nor British, but so long as you keep them under control, give them their exercise, feed them, pat them, you will find their wild emotions are amusing, and their characters interesting." - V S Pritchett, London Perceived Harcourt, Brace & World 62
      • "Recipe; a series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don't own, to make a dish the dog won't eat." - Unknown

         

      • "Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises shall be liable to a fine of one pound. Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat." - Rule 46, Oxford Union Society, London

         

      • "You gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" - Mr. Blonde "Reservoir Dogs"

         

      • "Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs." - Christopher Hampton

         

      • "When a dog runs at you, whistle for him." - Henry David Thoreau

         

      • "Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs." - George Chapman

         

      • "Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end." - Max Eastman

         

      • "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." - Gilda Radner
      • "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." - Joe Weinstein

         

      • "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement." - Snoopy

         

      • "Oh, yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouth and when they bark, they shoot bees at you?" - Homer from the Simpsons

         

      • "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." - Abraham Lincoln

         

      • "Elizabeth's back at the red cross, and I'm walking the dog." - Bob Dole, on the Today Show, describing life after the elections, 1997

         

      • "It freshens your breath and helps prevent tartar." - Mel Gibson, while eating a dog biscuit at Harvard, 1996

         

      • "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant." - Unknown
      • "Barking dogs don't bite people they don't know." - Unknown
      • "Better not take a dog on the space shuttle, because if he sticks his head out when you're coming home his face might burn up." - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy
      • "By what right has the dog come to be regarded as a "noble" animal? The more brutal and cruel and unjust you are to him the more your fawning and adoring slave he becomes; whereas, if you shamefully misuse a cat once she will always maintain a dignified reserve toward you afterward- you will never get her full confidence again." - Mark Twain
      • "Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs." - Martha Scott

         

      • "The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain, Letter to W D Howells, 4/2/1899

         

      • "Every dog must have his day." - Jonathan Swift

         

      • "I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now." - Steven Wright

         

      • "I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy

         

      • "I put contact lenses in my dog's eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them. Then I took one out and he ran around in circles." - Steven Wright

         

      • "Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." - Dave Barry

         

      • "The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic." - Henry Ward Beecher
      • "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

         

      • "If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one." - Andy Rooney

         

      • "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
      • "When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?" - Anonymous

         

      • "Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland." - Josh Billings

         

      • "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 kind of life a dog . . . acquires. I have sometimes tried to imagine by kneeling or lying full length on the ground and looking up. The world then becomes strangely incomplete; one sees little but legs." - E V Lucas

         

      • "You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother." - Rick Horowitz, Chicago Tribune

         

      • "My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives." - Rita Rudner
      • "If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

         

      • "You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'" - Dave Barry
      • "If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." - Unknown

         

      • "Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." - Bonnie Wilcox 'Old Dogs, Old Friends'

         

      • "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." - Gene Hill

         

      • "The more people I meet the more I like my dog." - Unknown

         

      • "In dog years I'm dead." - Unknown

         

      • "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

         

      • "I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother." - Bonnie Schacter, Founder of the Single Pet Owner's Society Singles Group

         

      • "A cat sees us as the dogs...A cat sees himself as the human." - Unknown

         

      • "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

      Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!
      -- Steve Bluestone

      My neighbor has two dogs. One of them says to the other, "Woof!" The other replies, "Moo!" The dog is perplexed. "Moo? Why did you say, "Moo'?" The other dog says, "I'm trying to learn a foreign language."
      - Morey Amsterdam

      Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
      --Lewis Grizzard

      There are three faithful friends--an old wife, an old dog and ready money.
      --Ben Franklin.

      The other day I saw two dogs walk over to a parking meter. One of them says to the other, "How do you like that? Pay toilets!"
      --Dave Starr

      They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?
      --Larry Reeb

      I went to an exclusive kennel club. It was very exclusive. There was a sign out front: "No Dogs Allowed."
      --Phil Foster

      He that lieth down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
      --Ben Franklin

      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 a man.
      --Mark Twain

      I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me.
      --Jimi Celeste

      Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.
      --Martha Scott

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

      When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later.
      --Erma Bombeck

      Every time I go near the stove, the dog howls ...
      --Phillis Diller

      I've been on so many blind dates I should get a free dog.
      --Wendy Liebman

      My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
      --Carl Rowan

      Oh, that dog! Ever hear of a German shepherd that bites its nails? Barks with a lisp? You say, "Attack!" And he has one. All he does is piddle. He's nothing but a fur-covered kidney that barks.
      --Phillis Diller

      They have dog food for constipated dogs. If your dog is constipated, why screw up a good thing? Stay indoors and let 'em bloat!
      --David Letterman

      I bought my grandmother a Seeing Eye dog. But he's a little sadistic. He does impressions of cars screeching to a halt.
      --Larry Amoros

      I like driving around with my two dogs, especially on the freeways. I make them wear little hats so I can use the car-pool lanes.
      --Monica Piper

      It was a small town: Ferguson, Ohio. When you entered there was a big sign and it said, "Welcome to Ferguson. Beware of the Dog." The all-night drugstore closed at noon.
      --Jackie Vernon

      A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself.
      --George D. Prentice 1802-1870 American Journalist & Humorist.

      Keep running after a dog and he will never bite you.
      --Francois Rabelais 1495-1583 French Humorist.

      I am sir Oracle, and when I ope my lips, let no dog bark.
      --Shakespeare.

      About the only thing on a farm that has an easy time is the dog.
      --Edgar Watson Houe 1853-1937 American Journalist.

      To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
      --Aldous Huxley 1894 English Novelist.

      Man is a dogs ideal of what God should be.
      --Holbrook Jackson 1874 English Journalist.

      The more I see of the depressing stature of people, the more I admire my dogs.
      --Alphonse de Lamartine 1790-1869 French Poet.

      Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
      --Austin OíMalley 1858-1932 American Oculist.

      Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
      --Alexander Pope 1688-1744 English Poet.

      Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this--no dog exchanges bones with another.
      --Adam Smith 1723-1790 Scottish Politician and Economist.

      When there is an old maid in the house, a watchdog is unnecessary.
      --Honore de Balzac. 1799-1850 French Novelist.

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

      The dog that will follow everbody ainít worth a curse.
      --Josh Billings.

      If dogs could talk, perhaps weíd find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people.
      --Karel Capek 1890-1938 Czech Journalist.

      You never realize a dog is a manís best friend until you start betting on horses.

      Dogs are lousy poker players. When the get a good hand they wag their tails.

      Dumb dog. I bought a dog whistle. He wonít use it.

      A guy wanted the vet to cut his dogís tail off. The vet asked why. Well, my mother in law is visiting next month and I want to eliminate any possible indication that she is welcome.

      Ladies and gentlemen are permitted to have friends in the kennel but not in the kitchen.
      --George Bernard Shaw 1856 British Dramatist.

      The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
      --Madame de Stael 1766-1817 French social leader.

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

      When a manís dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama.
      --Mark Twain.

      A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog.
      --Edward Noyes Westcott 1846-1898 American Banger & Novelist.

      The man who gets bit twice by the same dog is better adapted for that kind of business than any other.
      --Josh Billings.

      A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
      --Ogden Nash

      Both humans and dogs love to play well in adulthood, and individuals from both species occasionally display evidence of having a conscience.
      --John Winokur, American Writer

      Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug.
      --Winston Churchill, on his daughter Mary's pet pug.

      I know that dogs are pack animals, but it is difficult to imagine a pack of standard poodles...and if there was such a thing as a pack of standard poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdale's?
      --Yvonne Clifford, American actress

      The great pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool of himself too.
      --Samuel Butler

      The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
      --Margot Kaufman, American writer

      Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book; inside of a dog, it is very dark.
      --Groucho Marx.

      My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet.
      --Edith Wharton.

      She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of mutual recognition that tells dog and human they have both come to the right place.
      --Lloyd Alexander, American writer.

      The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, "The first to welcome, foremost to defend."
      --Lord Byron, an epitaph for his dog Boatswain.

      A good dog never dies he always stays he walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near, his head is within our hand in his old way.
      --Mary Carolyn Davies

      Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.
      --Harry S. Truman

      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 Maria Rilke

      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

      She was such a beautiful and sweet creature... and so full of tricks.
      --Queen Victoria.

      Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
      --Corey Ford, American writer

      What kind of life a dog... acquires, I have sometimes tried to imagine by kneeling or lying full length on the ground and looking up. The world then becomes strangely incomplete: one sees little but legs.
      --E.V. Lucas, English writer

      Fifth Avenue is too expensive for anyone but dogs.
      --Mel Finkelstein, Daily News

      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

      Being patted is what it is all about.
      --Roger Caras.

      The Saluki... is a marvel of elegance.
      --Vita Sackville-West

      A naked dog for a naked lady.
      --Gypsy Rose Lee

      Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on.

      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

      Some dogs live for praise they look at you as if to say "Don't throw balls... just throw bouquets."
      --Jhordis Anderson, American Painter

      Sir, this is a unique dog. He does not live by tooth or fang. He respects the right of cats to be cats although he doesn't admire them. He turns his steps rather than disturb an earnest caterpillar. His greatest fear is that someone will point out a rabbit and suggest that he chase it. This is a dog of peace and tranquility.
      --John Steinbeck

      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

      In the late summer afternoon, when the teacups were cleared, and the family went inside... the dogs who are no longer under human command, find delight in the company of each other.
      --Joe Dunnea, Irish Writer

      The Airdale... an unrivaled mixture of brains, and clownish wit, the very ingredients one looks for in a spouse.
      --Chip Brown, Connoisseur Magazine

      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

      Faithful:
      With eye upraised his masterís look to scan,
      The joy, the solace, and
      the aid of man:
      The rich manís guardian and the poor manís friend,
      The only creature faithful to the end.
      --George Crabbe.

 


 

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