Pets
  • A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. — Robert Benchley

  • A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself. — Josh Billings

  • 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

  • A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house. — Moliere

  • An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. — Martin Buber

  • And I strongly believe people should rescue dogs, or, at the very least, listen to Bob Barker and have your pet spayed or neutered.— Justin Chambers

  • Animals are such agreeable friends —- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. — George Eliot

  • Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man —spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort— may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God. — Albert Payson Terhune

  • Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. — Franklin P. Jones

  • Be it human or animal, touch is a life-giving thing. Has anyone ever had a stroke or a heart attack while cozied up with a pet? I doubt it. — Robert Brault

  • Being able to feel love, loyalty, gratitude and happiness means you have a soul? Then all my pets are bound for heaven. — Jury Nel

  • Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog. — Sydney Jeanne Seward

  • Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other. — Robert Benchley

  • Dogs are my favorite people. — Richard Dean Anderson

  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. — Roger Caras

  • Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge. — Jerry Seinfeld

  • Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. — Orhan Pamuk

  • Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. — Quentin Tarantino

  • Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. — Max Eastman

  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. — Ann Landers

  • Hounds follow those who feed them. — Otto von Bismarck

  • I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. — Robert Brault

  • I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. — Abraham Lincoln

  • I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason. — Jarod Kintz

  • I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. — Mark Twain

  • I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. — Winston Churchill

  • I love animals and feel very strongly that people should not be allowed to buy a pet if they are not able to look after it. — Kirsty Gallacher

  • I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.— William H. Macy

  • 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 having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. — James Herriot

  • If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people. — James Thurber

  • If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail. — Frances Ann Lebowitz

  • If you have a deep-seated need to be loved and admired every day, you shouldn't be in politics. You should go work at a pet store. — Michael Nutter

  • It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. — John Grogan

  • It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn't have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life—they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride. — Nick Trout

  • It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being. — Henry David Thoreau

  • Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday. — Thornton Wilder

  • Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail. — Kinky Friedman

  • Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it's easy to forget they're not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don't say anything back. — Stephenie Geist

  • New Rule: If you're one of the one-in-three married women who say your pet is a better listener than your husband, you talk too much. And I have some bad news for you: Your dog's not listening, either; he's waiting for food to fall out of your mouth. — Bill Maher

  • New Rule: Stop leaving couches on the sidewalk. Besides being lazy and ugly, it's animal cruelty. You teach your dog not to pee on the couch, and then when you take him to the place he's supposed to pee, there's a couch. — Bill Maher

  • No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown. — Dean Koontz 

  • No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. — Christopher Morley

  • Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. — Joe Gores

  • Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. — Colette

  • Our pets are our family. — Ana Monnar

  • Our pets are the kids who never leave home, and that's absolutely fine by us because these kids don't ask for the keys to the car, don't turn up drunk at two in the morning, and don't complain if you turn their bedroom into a home gym. Their presence in times of upheaval and transition acts as a touchstone, a reminder of normalcy, of comfort, and the certainty of a love that can get you through. — Nick Trout

  • Perhaps the greatest gift an animal has to offer is a permanent reminder of who we really are. — Nick Trout

  • Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. — Franklin P. Jones

  • Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it. — Amy Sedaris

  • Sometimes, your pet picks you. — Julie Wenzel

  • Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. — John Grogan

  • Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don't go buy one. Please. That's a sin. Let's get these puppy mills out of business. — Shelley Morrison

  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. — Andy Rooney

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

  • The dog represents all that is best in man. — Etienne Charlet

  • 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

  • The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. — Mahatma Gandhi

  • The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. — Hebrew Proverb

  • The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me? — Walter Scott

  • There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs, but it doesn't stop people from going out and buying Dobermans. — Angus Young

  • There is in all animals a sense of duty that man condescends to call instinct. — Robert Brault

  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. — Bernard Williams

  • There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around. — Dick Dale

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

  • To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. — Isaac Asimov

  • Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. — Anatole France

  • We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. — Anna Sewell

  • We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. — Immanual Kant

  • We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet - so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet. — Rita Rudner

  • 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

  • Why would you want to do anything else but rescue a pet? — Paul Shaffer

  • You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. — Nora Ephron

  • You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us — Robert Louis Stevenson