If a dog was the teacher you would learn:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them/Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride/Run Romp and Play daily / Avoid biting when a simple growl will do/ When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body/ When someone is having a bad day be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently....
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love.... they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.
-- Erica Jong
"I have always thought of a dog lover as a dog that was in love with another dog."
"Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs."
"A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion."
-- Washington Irving, (1783 - 1859) US short-story writer, essayist
"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as
hungry as the dog."
-- Jack London
"A dog, I will maintain, is a very tolerable judge of beauty, as appears from the fact that any
liberally educated dog does, in a general way, prefer a woman to a man."
-- Frances Thompson, New York Times Magazine, May 14, 1967
"A dog is a dog except when he is facing you. Then he is Mr. Dog."
-- Haitian Farmer
"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
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
-- Robert Benchley
"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog."
"All men are not slimy warthogs. Some men are silly giraffes, some woebegone puppies,
some insecure frogs. But if one is not careful, those slimy warthogs can ruin it for all the others."
-- Cynthia Heimel
"All trees have bark.
All dogs bark.
Therefore, all dogs are trees.
The fallacy of barking up the wrong tree."
"America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags it's tail it knocks over a chair."
-- Arnold Toynbee
"[Being a parent] is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy."
-- Barbara Walters
"Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway."
"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads."
-- Harry S. Truman
"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives."
-- Sue Murphy
"Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wondering
if there really is a Dog?"
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-- Roger Caras
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should
arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
-- Dave Barry
"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
"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 in their object-relations."
-- Sigmund Freud
"Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad
and a disreputable stranger."
-- Albert Payson Terhune
'The Coming of Lad'
"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
"Every dog has his day -- but the nights are reserved for the cats."
"Every dog must have his day."
-- Jonathan Swift
"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
"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends."
-- Alexander Pope
"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"I like dogs better [than people]. They give you unconditional love. They either lick your face
or bite you, but you always know where they're coming from. With people, you never know
which ones will bite. The difference between dogs and men is that you know where dogs
sleep at night."
-- Greg Louganis
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people
-- August Strindberg
I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons."
-- Will Rogers
"I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this
was like not wanting to meet my mother."
-- Bonnie Schacter, Founder of the Single Pet Owner's Society Singles Group
"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
"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
"I'd rather have an inch of a dog than miles of pedigree."
-- Dana Burnet
"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
"If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with
-- Karel Capek
"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog
-- cowboy wisdom
"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
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either."
"If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an
Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog."
-- George Bernard Shaw
"In dog years I'm dead."
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog
that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."
-- Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
"In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside
over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the
dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man."
-- Maurice Maeterlinck
'Our Friend, The Dog'
"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
"I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog."
-- Wendy Liebman
"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
"It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks."
"...it takes a strong minded human to appreciate a string-minded dog!"
-- Mary Webber
"Jesse has a new dog. You may have noticed that his former pets have been peculiarly
unfortunate. When this dog dies every employee in the White House will be at once
-- Ulysses Grant to White house staff when his son got a Newfoundland pup, and after
others of his dogs had died mysteriously
"Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can
get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun!"
-- Groucho Marx
"Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you
-- Ann Landers
"Let sleeping dogs lie."
"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not
change a bone with another."
-- Adam Smith
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail...”
-- Henry Wheeler Shaw
"My dog ain't worth a plug nickle, but I wouldn't take a million dollars for him"
-- Heather Buchanan (on Casper)
"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
"My little dog---a heartbeat at my feet."
-- Edith Wharton
"Never stand between a dog and the hydrant."
-- John Peers
"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
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
-- Christopher Morley
"No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you
-- Louis Sabin
"Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress."
"Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond
-- Dr. Tom Cat
"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little
worn around the edges, but they fit well."
-- Bonnie Wilcox 'Old Dogs, Old Friends'
"Politics are not my concern... they impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies."
-- Rudyard Kipling
"Rambunctious, rumbustious, delinquent dogs become angelic when sitting."
-- Dr. Ian Dunbar
"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
"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job."
-- Franklin P. Jones
"Study hard, and you might grow up to be President. But let's face it: Even then, you'll never
make as much money as your dog."
-- George Bush, US 41st president
Speech, 1992, to graduates after learning Millie, his dog, made $889,176 in book royalties.
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
-- Andrew A. Rooney
"The biggest dog has been a pup."
-- Joaquin Miller, US poet
"The dog barks backward without getting up
I can remember when
he was a pup."
-- Robert Frost
"The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man."
-- Robertson Davies, Canadian author
"The dog is man's best friend.
He has a tail on one end.
Up in front he has teeth.
And four legs underneath."
-- Ogden Nash
'An Introduction to Dogs'
"The great 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
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals
"The more people I meet the more I like my dog."
"The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people."
-- Daniel Pinkwater
'Train Your Dog, Dammit!'
"The slowest barker is the surest biter."
"The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through
the understanding of dogs."
"There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog."
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
-- Lee Iacocca, US auto business executive
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
-- Ben Williams
"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
-- Aldous Huxley
"When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news."
-- Charles Anderson Dana, 'What is News?', The New York Sun 1882
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
-- Edward Abbey
"When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long."
Whoever said "let sleeping dogs lie" didn't sleep with dogs.
"You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My God,
you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'"
-- Dave Barry
"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets."
-- Nora Ephron
"You learn in this business: It you want a friend, get a dog."
-- Carl Icahn, US auto business executive