16 Quotes About Dogs That Prove They are Man’s Best Friend

We all love our dogs, but what is that indefinable something that makes our pets so amazing? It isn’t their looks (plenty of us have fallen in love with scruffy, three-legged weirdos!). Not all dogs are terribly bright (just watch a few YouTube videos!). Lots of dogs are lovable derps – the key is they are, and will always be – LOVABLE. But why?  We’ve put together a few of our favorite dog quotes that beautifully illustrate the incredible joy of dog ownership. 

“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 capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result.” – John Bradshaw 

“When was the last time someone was so overjoyed to see you, so brimming with love and affection that they literally ran to greet you? A dog will do that for you – ten, twenty, thirty times a day.” – Lionel Fisher

“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

“I want to learn to love people like this, the way I love my dog, with pride and enthusiasm and a complete amnesia for faults. In short, to love others the way my dog loves me.”  – Ann Patchett  

“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 how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.” – Ashly Lorenzana

“A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“By the example of their joy and humility, but wanting nothing more than food and play and love, by the deep satisfaction that they take from those humble things, dogs belie all creeds of power and fame. Although they have the teeth to tear, it is by swish of tail and yearning eyes that they most easily get what they want.”  – Dean Koontz

“Dogs make us feel special and teach us by example to relish simple pleasures and live totally in the moment. They teach us there is only now and only who you are, who you are with, and what you are doing right then – and what could be better than to sniff the wind and be in the company of those you love?” – Van Silver

“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 

 “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 

If you have a favorite dog quote, please share it with us! We’d love to hear from you!(Oh, and we also want to see pics of your best friends!)

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