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Dog Philosphy

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


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

(Ann Landers)

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

(Will Rogers)

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

(Ben Williams)

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

(Josh Billings)

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

(Andy Rooney)

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. Acklam)

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)

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

(Rita Rudner)

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

(Robert Benchley)

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.

(Franklin P. Jones)

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)

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.


My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.

(Joe Weinstein)

Ever consider what our 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)

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

(Robert A. Heinlein)

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)

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

(Mark Twain)

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'

(Dave Barry)

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

(Roger Caras)

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.

(Phil Pastoret)

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

(Aldous Huxley)

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

(Alexander Pope)

I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

Wer nie einen Hund gehabt hat, weiß nicht, was Lieben und Geliebtwerden heißt.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

Woran sollte man sich von der endlosen Verstellung, Falschheit und Heimtücke der Menschheit erholen, wenn die Hunde nicht wären, in deren ehrliches Gesicht man ohne Misstrauen schauen kann? Where else can one find refuge from the endless dissimulation, falsehood and treachery of humans, if not in dogs upon whose honest countenance one can gaze without mistrust.

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

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)

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

(Franz Kafka)

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 Kudera)

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.


Four legs good, two legs bad.

(George Orwell)

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

(Christopher Morley)

The dog...commends himself to our favor by affording play to our propensity for mastery.

(Thorstein Veblen)

They are much superior to human beings as companions. They do not quarel or argue with you. They never talk about themselves, but listen while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

(Jerome K. Jerome)

He is very imprudent, a dog is. He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down upon life's ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him...

(Jerome K. Jerome)

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.

(James Thurber)

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

(Mme de Sévigné)

Ein Leben ohne Hund ist ein Irrtum.

(Carl Zuckmayer)

Wundern muss ich mich sehr, dass Hunde die Menschen so lieben. Denn ein erbärmlicher Schuft gegen den Hund ist der Mensch.

(Christian Friedrich Hebbel)