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A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley

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 think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers. – Unknown

Ever consider what they 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

It’s been my experience that at a certain age, kids and dogs have about the same IQ level. I have to use the word "about" because I believe the dog is in many cases smarter and has more common sense…. Chuck Straub

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

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

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers

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

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

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

If I had the choice of having the company of a person or a dog, I would just as soon be with the dog….Chuck Straub

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

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

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

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

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - 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

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

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. --Plato

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

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

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

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.

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

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

"… none are as fiercely loyal as dog people. In return, no doubt, for the never-ending loyalty of dogs."
--Linda Shrieves, Orlando Sentinel

"Happiness is a warm puppy." --Charles Schulz

"Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile." --Richard A. Wolters

"Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect." --W.R. Koehler

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

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

"No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog." --Stanley Leinwoll

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their 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

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog." --George Graham Vest

"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

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

"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." –Unknown

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

"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

"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 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

"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

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

"A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel." - Portuguese Proverb

"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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through the understanding of dogs." - Nietzche

"A dog wags its tail with its heart" - Martin Buxbaum

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

"I was desperate. The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me!" - Hitler, 1917, After a railroad worker in Alsace stole his terrier

When a human dies, there is a Bridge they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of that bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. The animals, based upon what they know of this person, decide which humans may cross the bridge and which will be turned away. – Native American Legend

"The animals voices are silent... but their cries can be heard... if you care enough to listen." ...Geraldine M. Brehm

"Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about puppies" – Gene Hill

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made"….M. Facklam

"Every animal knows more than you do." Native American Proverb (Nez Perce)

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

"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." ….Louis Sabin, All About Dogs As Pets

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

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." … Immanuel Kant

"A dog is 'almost human' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."…. John Holmes

"Nobody 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 - The Dog Man

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

Who kicks a dog kicks his own soul towards hell…..Will Judy

No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog." Stanley Leinwoll

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

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

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching……Rudyard Kipling

We are alone, absolutely alone on his chance planet, and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us…..Maurice Maeterlinck

There is no doubt that every healthy, normal boy (if there is such a thing in these days of Child Study) should own a dog at some time in his life, preferably between the ages of 45 and 50…..Robert Benchley

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

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

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

Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time…..Henry Beston

The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be….….… Konrad Lorenz

Dogs . . . do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith…….Eugene O’Neill

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