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Top 10 Quotes about Dogs

Updated on June 15, 2014

Dogs are the most close animals to man. Dogs have in the past been used by human beings in different tasks such as hunting and herding. Dogs form very close and strong bonds with humans that they are at times considered as part of the family. The great relationship between dogs and humans has resulted to different authors and famous people coming up with quotes about dogs. Here are ten popular quotes about dogs.

1. Quote by Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson is the 29th president of United States. Here is his quote about a dog. "If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience." This quote shows friendly nature of dogs, according to this quote, a dog will not dislike you without any reason. If a dog is unfriendly to you, then you must be having an ill motive towards the dog.

2. Quote by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous presidents of the United States. Here is his quote, “I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

3. Quote by Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of United States. This is what he had to say about dogs, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." The quote shows that Harry S. Truman had formed a very strong bond with his dog making him view the dog as the only friend.

4. Quote by Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley is the author of Kitty Foyle and this is what he had to say about dogs, “No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." I tend to agree with Christopher Morley on this one, dogs tend to pay attention so much when you talk to them. It at times seems as if they can understand what you are telling them. It’s so amazing to have this great friend who will always listen to you even when what you are saying does not make sense.

5. Quote by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is a poet and this is what she felt about dogs, "Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell." Emily Dickinson seems to have had a strong bond with the dog. This quote shows dogs are true friends, you can trust them with anything, even your biggest secret. A dog will listen to you but it will not give away your secret to anyone.

6. Quote by Dave Barry

This is the quote from Dave Barry, an author; “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!'” Just like Christopher Morley, Dave Barry also believes that a dog appreciates what you say to him and pays attention more than a human would do.

7. Quote by Roger Caras

Roger Caras, a photographer and writer had this to say about dogs; "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." This quote shows the joy and happiness that a dog can bring into the life of human beings.

8. Quote by Robert A. Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." This funny quote is from the author of Starship Troopers. When you carefully think about this quote, it holds so much truth in it. Cats are beautiful and very loving just like women but they can at times become so demanding, controlling and always want things to go their way just like women and you have to get used to them if you are to live in harmony. Dogs on the other hand are understanding and always ready to obey.

9. Quote by Josh Billings

Josh Billing, a humorist and lecturer had this to say, "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Just like most of the above quotes that show the loyalty and kindness of dogs, this quote shows the loving nature of a dog towards humans.

10. Quote by Anne Tyler

"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!" When I first read this quote, I smiled. I tend to think that this is absolutely true, dogs are like kids. They have so much confidence in their parents and believe that their parents are the best so do dogs, they believe that their owners are the best and anything good they want and wish to get, they can get it from their owners.

The above are ten great quotes about dogs. The meaning of the quotes may not match what the owners meant. The meaning is my own understanding of the quotes. The above quotes show the relationship of different people with their dogs and what they felt about their dogs. What is your quote about your dog?

© 2014 Joe Njenga


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      Jaye Denman 

      4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I enjoyed reading these quotes and your ideas about their meanings. My favorite is the one by Abraham Lincoln because it seems to me that if people are kind and good to animals, then they should also be kind and good to ALL their fellow humans. Religion should cause such an attitude and corresponding behavior in a person, or (in my opinion) it is hollow.

      I also like Truman's remark, but see it a bit differently than you do. To me, that sentence shows that Truman did not trust 'friendship' that was likely to be shallow and untrustworthy, only lasting until the 'friend' needed a favor from someone else. I think that's even more true today--there are NO true friendships in our nation's capital. Truman was wise to turn to his dog for loyalty. I wonder what Truman would have thought of Facebook and its 'friends.'

      Voted Up and Interesting



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