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Who Said It: Quotes About Dogs
by Staff
There have been a lot of famous dog lovers through the years. Can you guess who said what about man's best friend?

"There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog and ready money."

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • George Washington

"Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end."

  • Dolly Parton
  • June Carter Cash
  • Loretta Lynn

"Happiness is a warm puppy."

  • Judy Blume
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Charles Schulz

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

  • Groucho Marx
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Oscar Wilde

"The psychological and moral comfort of a presence at once humble and understanding — this is the greatest benefit that the dog has bestowed upon man."

  • William Blake
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • John Keats

"Any man who does not like dogs and want them about does not deserve to be in the White House."

  • Gerald Ford
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Calvin Coolidge

"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished."

  • Clive Barker
  • Stephen King
  • Clive Barker

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out, and your dog would go in."

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Mark Twain

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."

  • Charles de Gaulle
  • Winston Churchill
  • Hirohito

"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."

  • Will Rogers
  • John Wayne
  • Mark Twain

"Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching."

  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Charles Dickens
  • Rudyard Kipling

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Mae West

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Calvin Coolidge

"Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more."

  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Agatha Christie

"Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch."

  • Steve Martin
  • George Carlin
  • Joan Rivers

"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."

  • Oscar Wilde
  • Winston Churchill
  • George Bernard Shaw

"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."

  • Joseph Heller
  • Jack London
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I wish all men were like dogs."

  • Melanie Griffith
  • Halle Berry
  • Cindy Crawford

"Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human."

  • Phil McGraw
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Cesar Millan

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Harry Truman
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell."

  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Jane Austen

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Abraham Lincoln

"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
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Gertrude Stein

"I kept thinking that maybe people should be kept away from dog shows. Just bring the dog and leave."

  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Dave Barry
  • Andy Rooney

"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."

  • Sigmund Freud
  • Carl Jung
  • Alfred Adler

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

  • Ann Landers
  • Ruth Westheimer
  • Abigail Van Buren

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog."

  • Benito Mussolini
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • George Patton

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Alexandre Dumas

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."

  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Lauren Bacall

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."

  • George Orwell
  • Aldous Huxley
  • H.G. Wells