quote by Konrad Lorenz

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

— Konrad Lorenz

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The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift.

All his life he tried to be a good person.

Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.

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

The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind

No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.

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

For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any place where dogs were banned "Paradise." Certainly no loving God would separate people from their canine friends for eternity.

If you want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.

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

I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?

The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs.

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

With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.

If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

People who keep dogs live longer on average than those who do not.

This is not some kind of pro-canine campaigning fantasy. It is a simple medical fact that the calming influence of the company of a friendly pet animal reduces blood pressure and therefore the risk of heart attack.

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.

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

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

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

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.

...he will be our friend for always and always and always.

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.

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.

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.

The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man.

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.

We need another and a wiser and a perhaps more mystical concept of animals.

If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.

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.

You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, 'My GOSH, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!

A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature.

You can't get it by breeding for it, and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along.

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

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