If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
- – - Alfred North Whitehead
The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.
- – - Henry Ward Beecher “Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit”
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- – - Robert Benchley
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- – - Josh Billings
The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
- – - Samuel Butler
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
- – - Dwight D. Eisenhower
You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, “What’s in it for me?”
- – - Lewis Grizzard
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 “Dogs and the Tug of Life”
Pet a dog where he can’t scratch and he’ll always be your friend.
- – - Orville Mars
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
- – - Groucho Marx
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.
- – - Christopher Morley
It’s funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?
- – - Eleanor H. Porter “Pollyanna” 1912
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.
- – - Jeanne-Marie Roland
If dogs could talk it would take a lot of fun out of owning one.
- – - Andy Rooney
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
- – - Andy Rooney
The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged a dog down to his.
- – - James Thurber
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.
- – - Mark Twain
My little old dog:
A heart-beat at my feet.
- – - Edith Wharton