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150 Cute Quotes About Dogs With Images For Instagram and Other Social Media


For dog lovers out there, these cute, funny and famous quotes about dogs we prepared are especially for you. Dogs are very special to its owners. Needless to say dogs are often a great company for lonely moments and really generous when it comes to unconditional love – not to mention unbearably cute to look at!

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
Charles M. Schulz

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
Marilyn Monroe

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
Mark Twain

“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 Kundera

“The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble.”
Christopher Wren

“The dog looked up in entreaty. Liquid brown eyes begged: Take me with you. I’ll be good. Oh, the lies that dogs told.”
Courtney Milan, Unraveled

“Dogs have more love than integrity. They’ve been true to us, yes, but they haven’t been true to themselves.”
Clarence Day Jr., This Simian World

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“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”
George Carlin

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
Winston S. Churchill – Quotes About Dogs

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

“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”
Mark Twain

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

“It is a fool of a shepherd who culls his dogs.”
Jefferson Smith, Strange Places

“No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark.”
Nathaniel Macon

“What the fuck does he think he’s doing anyway? And when has running around in a figure eight ever helped anyone?”
C.K. Kelly Martin

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

“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 – Quotes About Dogs

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
Mark Twain

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
Johnny Depp

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

“The very best thing about dogs is how they just know when you need them most, and they’ll drop everything that they’re doing to sit with you awhile.”
Steven Rowley

“Dog’s just want to sniff an ass and eat some food.”

“Pride is all very well, but a sausage is a sausage.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”
Dean Koontz, False Memory

“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

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
Andy Rooney – Quotes About Dogs

“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

“Playing the game means treating your dogs like gentlemen, and your gentlemen like dogs.”
Ted Tally, Terra Nova

“People have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist.”
Dean Koontz, Watchers

“To lose the approbation of my dog is a thing too horrible to contemplate.”
Barbara Dana, A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily Dickinson

“People always love it when you say their dogs are nice. Just shows you how out of touch they are.”
Sue Grafton, C is for Corpse

“The world cannot be full of lead dogs, or the pack would pull itself apart.”
Conn Iggulden, Conqueror

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

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.”
Carrie Underwood

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”
Roger A. Caras

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
Charles de Gaulle

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red – Quotes About Dogs

“After his dinner, the wolfhound liked to prowl the grounds, sniffing the grass to learn what creatures of field and forest had recently visited. The yard was Merlin’s newspaper.”
Dean Koontz, Breathless

“Lately, I don’t talk much except to Mel. I make an exception because he has a dog.”
Eileen Granfors, Stairs of Sand

“The dogs were really keening now, like Irish widows.”
Thomas Keneally, Victim of the Aurora

inspirational quote about dogs

“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
Abraham Lincoln

“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 A. Caras

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
Cesar Millan

“It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”
Linda McCartney, Linda’s Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals Without Meat

“We call our worst enemies dogs, but they don’t deserve it because dogs are the friends of man.”
Manlio Argueta, One Day of Life

“Forget career, forget the future, forget existential worries, just get yourselves a couple of dogs, and everything will be all right.”
Abigail Thomas, What Comes Next and How to Like It

“Unlike man, a dog lives every moment and dies only once.”
Tapan Ghosh

“Never did he fail to respond savagely to the chatter of the squirrel he had first met on the blasted pine.”
Jack London – Quotes About Dogs

“Ingratitude makes man an animal, even worse, for some animals do have a way of saying thank you when you do them a favor; take a dog for instance.”
Paul Bamikole

inspirational quote about dogs

“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.”
Martin Luther

“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

“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

“I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

“I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

“The best lover has fur and four legs and is the most trustworthy heart.”
Debasish Mridha

“Revenge and temper tantrums have absolutely no place in dog training — you must not let training turn into a spectacle of one dumb animal hurting another.”
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook

“Dogs have something of us in them. Something of God.”
Manlio Argueta, One Day of Life – Quotes About Dogs

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

“Whoever said you can’t buy Happiness forgot little puppies.”
Gene Hill

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”
Jim Butcher, White Night

“There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

“A cat’s purr and a puppies wet nose are just two of the things that make my day enjoyable.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“It’s really tough being in charge!”
Madi Shinx, Micah in Charge

“Dogs live about twelve years and that’s why they discovered this brilliant philosophy: Because time is limited, there is no time to be unhappy!”
Mehmet Murat ildan – Quotes About Dogs

inspirational quote about dogs

“In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”
W.H. Auden

“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

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
Nora Roberts, The Search

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”
W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Journey

“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

“Dogs make great pets, but cats make good owners.”
Anthony T. Hincks – Quotes About Dogs

“It’s when dead dogs bark that werewolves howl.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“Dogs are like that, I guess—they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.”
Caroline George, The Vestige

inspirational quote about dogs

“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.”
Marie Corelli

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
Stanley Coren

“Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, “Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Dogs are the magicians of the universe.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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

“I always say my biological clock must be digital, because I’ve never heard it ticking.”
Lucy Dillon, Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

“Dogs are very comforting when your world has exploded.”
Robin McKinley, Shadows

“There is no way to communicate to a dog that one is sorry that we live in the world but it is the only place that one can live. Or maybe there is no way not to communicate that.”
Jonathon Safran Foer – Quotes About Dogs

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“There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.”
Konrad Lorenz

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.”
Roger A. Caras

“They had buried him under our elm tree, they said — yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.”
Willie Morris, My Dog Skip

“Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?”
P.G. Wodehouse

“The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side.”
Luis Carlos Montalvn, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”
Doris Day

“People say ‘dogs who roam in Mercedes are Lucky’, this is your feeling, not the Dog’s!!!”
Harrish Sairaman

“Universe is frightening; we need a protector and a meticulous mind is the best protector; it is like a watchful dog which guards us all the time!”
Mehmet Murat ildan – Quotes About Dogs

“Dogs were generally incompatible with melancholy.”
John Connolly, A Game of Ghosts

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“Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

“You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

“Every dog must have his day.”
Jonathan Swift

“I always like a dog so long as he isn’t spelled backward.”
G.K. Chesterton

“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

“In a dog’s world, would we be his best friend?”
Anthony T. Hincks

“In a society where people are obsessed with personal space, dogs have come to serve as welcome, neo-human mediators of loneliness and solitude.”
Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

“Dogs were like the worst drunks – lunging at crotches then pissing over other people’s shoes.”
Lucy Wood, Weathering – Quotes About Dogs

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“You can’t have too much dog in a book.”
Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

“Dogs own space and cats own time.”
Nicola Griffith, Hild

“The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down.”
Gordon Korman, No More Dead Dogs

“A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.”
Barack Obama

“It’s hard not to immediately fall in love witha dog who has a good sense of humor.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.”
Max DePree

“You will never know loneliness when you have a dog, when you lose that dog it will be loneliness like you’ve never known.”
Michael P. Naughton – Quotes About Dogs

“A dog’s love is only second to that of a mother’s.”
Radhika Mundra

“The fear of dogs is deep and universal amongst all that are less than Man.”
Lord Dunsany

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“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that your are wonderful.”
Ann Landers

“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

“Once bitten twice shy? Sure, but… why not get a bigger dog and bite them back?”
A.A. Bell, Hindsight

“As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold

“Songwriting is a bitch. And then it has puppies.”
Steven Tyler

“If Hitch were a person, he’d be Mother Theresa or Gandhi or someone who treated all living creatures with the respect they deserve. It’s depressing how my dog is a better human being than I am.”
McCall Hoyle, The Thing with Feathers

“It’s just much easier with dogs. You don’t get laid; but you also don’t get the feeling you’re hurting their feelings all the time.”
David Lipsky, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

“One of the biggest myths debunked by science is that dogs see only in black and white. Contrary to that popular belief, dogs have dichromatic vision, meaning that they can see shades of yellow and blue.”
Victoria Stilwell

“Always listen to your dog.”
Margaret Mizushima

“Nothing is so lovely as a quietly snoring dog and some evening Brahms, as you sit in a comfortably overstuffed chair with your feet on the footstool.”
Ann Beattie – Quotes About Dogs

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“DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world’s worship.”
Ambrose Bierce

“A strongly accentuated zoophilism, such as an inordinate love of horses or dogs, throws the emotional nature out of balance; and those who are possessed by it are not likely to care very much for people.”
W.E. Woodward, Meet General Grant

“What do dogs do on their day off?; Can’t lie around – that’s their job!”
George Carlin

“Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?”
Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

“When people say that animal rescuers are crazy, what they really mean is that animal rescuers share a number of fundamental beliefs that makes them easy to marginalize. Among those is the belief that Rene Descartes was a jackass.”
Steven Kotler, A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

“A full loyalty to the leader merely fits to the dogs, not to the humans!”
Mehmet Murat ildan – Quotes About Dogs

“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.”
Douglas Malloch

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
Jonathan Safran Foer

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“The face of a golden retriever feels like home.”
David Rosenfelt, Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure

“A dog is like a person—he needs a job and a family to be what he’s meant to be.”
Andrew Vachss

“To show too much joy in a place such as this would be unseemly but, as he padded toward her, his tail was extended in a manner which would make wagging possible should all go as expected.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

“Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw — I don’t say she will but she can.”
Dorothy Parker – Quotes About Dogs

“Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs.”
Martha Scott

“The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.”
Mark Winik, The Dog Healers: A Novel

“Some men are dogs; some dogs are women.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“A black pit bull barreled against the fence, jaws dripping with saliva, viciously barking like Old Yeller after the hydrophobia kicked in.”
Chris Fabry, Not in the Heart

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“You can’t be sad when Daisy is around, she won’t let you.”
Maryam Faresh, Daisy

“I confronted the fact that I was not only talking to a dog, but answering for one.”
Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs

“Scream at the mangled leather carcass lying at the foot of the stairs, and my parents would roar with laughter. “That’s what you get for leaving your wallet on the kitchen table.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

“Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.”
Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

“Good dog is no different than a good man and a bad man is no different than a bad dog!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“We just don’t deserve dogs, do we?”
Christopher Buehlman, The Lesser Dead

“Dogs are angels full of poop.”
Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

“There is little that a puppy won’t fix, even if the fix is for a short time.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies – Quotes About Dogs

“Intelligence is overrated. Two dogs who sniff each others’ butts learn more about each other in a moment than many humans understand about those they’ve known for a lifetime.”
James Rozoff

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“Do animals understand the concept of dreams or do they think they enter another dimension when they get tired?”
Christy Leigh Stewart

“You’ve got to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“A dog might feel as majestic as a lion, might bark as loud as a roar, might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion’s heart, But at the end of the day, a dog is a dog and a lion is a lion.”
Charlyn Khater – Quotes About Dogs

“Hounds follow those who feed them.”
Otto von Bismarck

“The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.”
Joseph Needham

“My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!”
Craig Shoemaker

“A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room.”
Per Petterson, Jeg forbanner tidens elv

“When I came out of anesthesia, I wanted two things: my husband and my dog. They wouldn’t let the dog in the recovery room.”
Sandy Nathan, Numenon

“If you live with dogs, you’ll never run out of things to write about.”
Sharon Delarose

“Dogs are gonna take over the world. It’s a known fact for those who believe it, kinda like the Bible.”
Green Day

“Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries.”
Munia Khan

“When a dog goes bad, the fault lies with his master.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

“I never met a dog lover I didn’t like.”
Marty Rubin – Quotes About Dogs

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