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Inspirational Quotes And Videos About Dogs

Updated on March 25, 2017
A Siberian Husky puppy
A Siberian Husky puppy | Source
An Australian Shepherd puppy
An Australian Shepherd puppy | Source

Dogs are popular pets for numerous reasons. They are loyal, affectionate, intelligent, and protective of their owners. In addition, they can be the more comforting companions during the roughest spots in life.

My pronounced affection for dogs has inspired me to meet dozens of dogs while out hiking, walking, or even visiting friends and family. I’ve also spend countless hours discussing favorite breeds with friends, family, and coworkers. While I may favor Labradors and Golden Retrievers over smaller dog breeds such as Beagles, my appreciation for canines extends to canines of all shapes and sizes. This appreciation has inspired me to acquire a sizable collection of dog-related quotes, and I will share them now. Enjoy!

“Animal lovers are a special breed of human, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky.” John Grogan, Marley & Me

This dog has enthusiasm to spare

“Life is deeply peculiar. The last place on the planet I would ever have expected to be, or that anyone who knew me would expect me to be, was in a pen, dodging enraged sheep and signaling frantically to two dogs.” Jon Katz, A Dog Year

Henry Ward Beecher: “The dog was created specifically for children. He is the god of frolic.”

Samuel Butler: “All animals, except man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.”

Anatole France: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

Gene Hill: “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forget little puppies.”

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Benjamin Franklin: “There are three faithful friends—an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.”

Polish Proverb: “The great love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s.”

Samuel Butler: “The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with you and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”

Corey Ford: “Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”

Roger Caras: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Lovable canines come in all shapes and sizes


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

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

George G. Vest: “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… He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world… When all other friends desert, he remains.”

John Cam Hobhouse: “Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOATSWAIN, a Dog.”

Dogs make excellent companions

Anonymous: “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.”

Christopher Morley: “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does.”

James Thurber: “Man is troubled by what might be called the dog wish, a strange and involved compulsion to be as happy and carefree as a dog.”

Plato: “A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”

Dogs certainly know how to enjoy life

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

Milan Kundera: “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.”

Madame Roland: “The more I see of men, the better I like dogs.”

Leigh Hunt: “One of the animals which a generous and sociable man would soonest become is a dog. A dog can have a friend; he has affections and character; he can enjoy equally the field and the fireside; he dreams, he caresses, he propitiates; he offends, and is pardoned; he strands by you in adversity; he is a good fellow.”


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