2017-03-27

Inspirational Quotes About Dogs

Dogs play many roles in our lives--family member, friend, helper, defender and, from time to time, psychiatrist. Anyone who has ever felt the familiar warm heartbeat at their feet knows that canine friends offer pure unconditional love and loyalty.

This inspiring collection of quotes about dogs from famous dog lovers, and others from all walks of life, express the many ways people appreciate their pets. See the pooch traits people most love and enjoy cute dog photos.

Read the inspirational quotes about dogs.

Dogs Are Not Our Whole Life, But...

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

I Think Dogs Are the Most Amazing...

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 Little Dog...

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

Happiness Is...

Happiness is a warm puppy.
- Charles Schulz

To Sit with a Dog on a Hillside...

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

A Dog Is the Only Thing on Earth...

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

To Err Is Human...

To err is human, to forgive canine.
- Unknown

No Matter How Little Money...

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

The Reason a Dog Has So Many Friends...

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
- Unknown

No One Appreciates the Very Special...

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

Children and Dogs Are As Necessary...

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

All Knowledge, the Totality of Questions...

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

I'd Rather Have an Inch of a Dog...

I'd rather have an inch of a dog than miles of pedigree.
- Dana Burnet

There Is No Psychiatrist in the World...

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

I Am Because...

I am I because my little dog knows me.
- Gertrude Stein

Money Can Buy You a Pretty Good Dog, But...

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

Happiness to a Dog Is...

Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of a door.
- Charleton Ogburn Jr.

I Would Rather See the Portrait of a Dog...

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

The Dog Represents All...

The dog represents all that is best in man.
- Etienne Charlet

He Is Your Friend, Your Partner...

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

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