165 Dogs And Life Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of dogs and life quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about humans and dogs.

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The Most Famous Dogs And Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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

I'd be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness. — Thomas Mcguane

Dogs are my favorite people. — Richard Dean Anderson

If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness. — Marjorie Garber

Dogs wait for us faithfully. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. — Mark Haddon

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. — Dean Koontz

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. — Gilda Radner

The love between dog and man is idyllic, dogs were never expelled from paradise. — Milan Kundera

Dogs just need you and love, that's all. — Jennifer Westfeldt

Short Dogs And Life Quotes

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  • Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. — Agnes Sligh Turnbull
  • The more boys I meet the more I love my dog. — Carrie Underwood
  • A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad. — Robert Wagner
  • A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life. — Bob Barker
  • Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. — Orhan Pamuk
  • People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life. — Faye Resnick
  • His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • A man's soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog. — Charles Doran
  • If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. — Will Rogers
  • The dog has an enviable mind; it remembers the nice things in life and quickly blots out the nasty. — Barbara Woodhouse

Dogs And Life Image Quotes

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Dogs and life quote by Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. — Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Dogs and life quote by Carrie Underwood

The more boys I meet the more I love my dog. — Carrie Underwood

Dogs and life quote My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

Heaven And Dogs Quotes

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Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. — Mark Twain

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's. — Mark Twain

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

Dogs and life quote If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid. — Isaiah

God turns clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs in Dog Heaven, and when they are tired from running and barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits, the dogs find a cloud bed for sleeping. God watches over each one of them. And there are no bad dreams. — Cynthia Rylant

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

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there. — Billy Graham

The wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or impatient in their turns, made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven. — Phyllis Mcginley

When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light. — Josemaria Escriva

And I, a materialist who does not believe in the starry heaven promised to a human being, for this dog and for every dog I believe in heaven, yes, I believe in a heaven that I will never enter, but he waits for me wagging his big fan of a tail so I, soon to arrive, will feel welcomed. — Pablo Neruda

Humans And Dogs Quotes

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I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings. — Cesar Chavez

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In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. — Joseph Wood Krutch

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. — Charles M. Schulz

The novice-friendly software is more like a misbehaving dog: it shits on the floor, it destroys things, and stinks - the novice-friendly software embodies the opposite of what computer people have dreamed of for decades: artificial stupidity. It's more human. — Erik Naggum

I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. — Gary Larson

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

Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky — John Grogan

Humans will always tell you the story. Dogs can only tell you the truth. Trust your instincts and listen your dog. — Cesar Millan

His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever-in case I need him. And I expect I will-as I always have. He is just my dog. — Gene Hill

You may have read that humans are the best endurance athletes. It's not true. We're only good in the heat, thanks to how we cool ourselves. Sled dogs are—by far—the greatest endurance athletes in the mammal kingdom. And their stats are insane. — Michael Easter

Horses And Dogs Quotes

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No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses. — Herman Melville

Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse, cat and dog do not feel its benefits. Life in any form is our perpetual responsibility. — S. Parkes Cadman

A good man will take care of his horses and dogs, not only while they are young, but when old and past service. — Plutarch

I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney, and a guinea pig. — Cornelia Funke

For a good life: Work like a dog. Eat like a horse. Think like a fox. And play like a rabbit. — George Allen

Man scans with scrupulous care the character and pedigree of his horses, cattle, and dogs before he matches them; but when he comes to his own marriage he rarely, or never, takes any such care. — Charles Darwin

I don't wear fur and I understand their cause. I am the biggest animal lover in the world. I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life. — Gisele Bundchen

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love. — William Shatner

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. — William Penn

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food. — Anne Mccaffrey

Two Dogs Quotes

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Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most. — Sitting Bull

My next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration. — Gary Johnson

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

There are only two rules. One is E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city. — Jan Morris

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man. — Andres Segovia

If gay marriage was OK ... then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men; or indeed three men and a dog. — Boris Johnson

If aliens are watching us through telescopes, they're going to think the dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge? — Jerry Seinfeld

I'm a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky mountains. Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That's where I live. It's beautiful, no two ways about it. — Margot Kidder

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

I did get upset once, when we were hiking between pitches 15 and 16. Two women and a dog were trying to find their way down through the maze of trails below the First Summit and they asked us: 'Are you on the trail?' I let my indignity show: 'NO, we're on a CLIMB!' — Andy Cairns

Dog Love Quotes

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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

Dogs are the closest we come to knowing the divine love of God on this side of eternity. — Anne Lamott

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. — Johnny Depp

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

Just thinking that my dog loves me more than I love him, I feel shame. — Konrad Lorenz

Sometimes, if you're lucky, someone comes into your life who'll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill, someone who's tighter than a twin, more with you than your own shadow, who gets deeper under your skin than your own blood and bones. — Snoop Dogg

Guys are like dogs. They keep comin' back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time, they're gone. — Lenny Bruce

Ladies love outlaws, like babies love stray dogs. Ladies touch babies like a banker touches gold, outlaws touch ladies somewhere deep down in their soul. — Waylon Jennings

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky. — Audrey Hepburn

To me dogs are not the students, not the ones that need training. To me a dog is a teacher of life, who teaches us the principles of the most important moral values; honesty, integrity, loyalty, trust, respect and love. — Cesar Millan

Having A Dog Quotes

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I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. — Marie Corelli

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

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. — Arthur Conan Doyle

To this day I don't ever remember seeing a pet inside Moscow, I never saw anyone carrying a dog, or leading a dog. Err I finally saw a, a pet some years later in Kiev, so I thought that life must have been, different. — Ralph Boston

If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much. — Mark Twain

I can't tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that's flying a space ship. — Mark Hamill

You have to keep busy. After all, no dog's ever pissed on a moving car. — Tom Waits

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

Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big. — Erica Jong

I was at home with my family and have a house full of puppies, and my cousin mentioned that with all the stories I have about my dogs, it might be a cool opportunity to make a memoir of sorts. — Joe Gatto

Owning A Dog Quotes

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Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. — Sri Aurobindo

Every dog is a tiger in his own street. — Indian Proverbs

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I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend! — John Candy

No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes. — Gene Hill

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

A dog is not intelligent. Never trust an animal that's surprised by it's own farts — Frank Skinner

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. — Ellen Perry

The point is to strip down, get protestant, then even more naked. Walk over scorched bricks to find your own soul. Your heart a searching dog in the rubble. — Barry Hannah

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

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

Love My Dog Quotes

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The reason I love my dog so much is because when I come home, he's the only one in the world who treats me like I'm the Beatles. — Bill Maher

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

I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts. — Kristen Bell

My husband and I are best of friends first and foremost. We fight like cats and dogs, but never stay mad for long. I was lucky to find him, he is in every way, my soulmate. — Carnie Wilson

I wanted to write about all my dogs that I know and love and are named after these desserts, and the experiences I've had with rescue and coming across these beautiful souls. — Joe Gatto

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

My health is wonderful. I work out. I'm working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I'm blessed. I survived. — Steven Adler

Whoever said you can't buy Happiness forgot little puppies. — Gene Hill

My dogs are about unconditional love. It's so wonderful to walk in the door from a long day and all they want to do is be loved and to give and give. — LeAnn Rimes

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated. — Sara Paretsky

Puppies And Dogs Quotes

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There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs, but it doesn't stop people from going out and buying Dobermans. — Angus Young

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

I didn't realize puppy mills were a problem until my wife, Bessy, and I got our first dog, Cannoli. — Joe Gatto

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

The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people. — Daniel Pinkwater

When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad. — Kristan Higgins

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

In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. — George Graham Vest

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

If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always a mongrel, you know, never one of the full bred puppies. And then I'd put a bandage on its foot... I liked it when I did it, but now I'm sick of it. — Norman Rockwell

My Dog Quotes

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I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit. — Ida B. Wells

The more I see of men, the better I like my dog. — Frederick the Great

This dog. Is possibly the dumbest dog in the world. I’ve had him for 2 years since today He’s been my boo ever since. — PewDiePie

I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life. I think that is what helped me get the role on 'Lassie', I was comfortable around the dog, where many of the kids were afraid or intimidated by Lassie. — Will Estes

Bulldogs have been known to fall on their swords when confronted by my superior tenacity. — Margaret Halsey

After the war, they took Army dogs and rehabilitated them for civilian life. But they turned soldiers into civilians immediately, and let em sink or swim. — Audie Murphy

My mom cooked pot roast with noodles and frozen vegetables. Or she'd make spaghetti or hot dogs, or heat up TV dinners. Before I started modeling at age 19, I was 5'8" and weighed 165 pounds. — Carol Alt

To the dog who has money, men say: my lord dog. — Moroccan Proverbs

I take my dog Tinkerbell seriously. I take my job seriously. But I don't take myself all that seriously. — Paris Hilton

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog. — Douglas Malloch

People Writing About Dogs And Life

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More Dogs And Life Quotes

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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. — Agnes Repplier

With maternal love, life makes a promise at dawn that it can never hold. You are forced to eat cold food until your days end. After that, each time a woman holds you in her arms and against her chest, these are merely condolences. You always come back to yell at your mother's grave like an abandoned dog. Never again, never again, never again. — Romain Gary

Life is miraculous, even when it's disastrous, it's still incredible, I'm fascinated with everything, life is fascinating, I'm fascinated by trees and dogs, but no one wants to hear me talk about it. — Chris Martin

Some men like a dull life - they like the routine of eating breakfast, going to work, coming home, petting the dog, watching TV, kissing the kids, and going to bed. Stay clear of it - it's often catching. — Hedy Lamarr

All living beings, things that move, are equally important, whether they are human beings, dogs, birds, fish, trees, ants, weeds, rivers, wind or rain. To stay healthy and strong, life must have clean air, clear water and pure food. If deprived of these things, life will cycle to the next level, or as the system says, 'die'. — John Africa

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing. — Jerome K. Jerome

The good Lord in his ultimate wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable: hope, jokes, and dogs, but the greatest of these was dogs. — Robyn Davidson

I can't imagine my life without animals. I have two dogs and three cats. Coming home and finding them all lined up at the door waiting for me has got to be one of the sweetest joys of my life. — Halle Berry

You dont have to own squirrels and starlings to get enjoyment from them ... One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. [Dogs] would pursue their natural lives in the wild ... they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening and pet them and then sit there and watch TV. — Ingrid Newkirk

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Let your dog teach you how to get the most out of life! If we could all be more like our dogs when it comes to living in the moment, being honest and authentic, and learning how to not hold grudges, the entire planet would be a much better place. — Cesar Millan

Michael Vick may enjoy watching dogs fight. Someone else may find that repulsive but see nothing wrong with eating an animal who has had a life as full of pain and suffering as the lives of the fighting dogs. It's strange that we regard the latter as morally different from, and superior to, the former. — Gary L. Francione

I just read a book on how to get control of my time and therefore of my life. My time has always had a tendency to slip away from me and do as it pleases. My life follows it, like a puppy after an untrained bird dog. Come night, my life shows up, usually covered with mud and full of stickers, exhausted but grinning happily. My time never returns. — Patrick F. McManus

My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn’t want to cause any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly. — W. Bruce Cameron

When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster. — Dean Koontz

Life being all inclusion and confusion, and art being all discrimination and selection, the latter, in search of the hard latent value with which it alone is concerned, sniffs round the mass as instinctively and unerringly as a dog suspicious of some buried bone. — Henry James

The love of a dog for his master is notorious; in the agony of death he has been known to caress his master, and everyone has heard of the dog suffering under vivisection, who licked the hand of the operator; this man, unless he had a heart of stone, must have felt remorse to the last hour of his life. — Charles Darwin

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

It often happens that a man develops a deeper love and friendship with his pet cat or dog than he does with most of the other humans in his life. — Henry David Thoreau

They say a year in the Internet business is like a dog year.. equivalent to seven years in a regular person's life. In other words, it's evolving fast and faster. — Vinton Cerf

People teach their dogs to sit; it's a trick. I've been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky. — Mitch Hedberg

One of the things that's interesting is that the PC has always had a huge amount of scalability. It was sort of the wild dog that moved into Australia and killed all the local life because it could just adapt. There used to be these dedicated devices, like dedicated word processors. — Gabe Newell

I don't want to be a slave to electronic devices. I don't want to be connected to my friends. I don't want to send snapshots of my dog and cute pictures of my family life to my friends and family. I don't want to be liked, by pushing a button. I use all of this technology to basically replace devices that I had in the past which worked just fine. — Harrison Ford

We derive immeasurable good, uncounted pleasures, enormous security, and many critical lessons about life by owning dogs. — Roger Caras

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