Who Said It: Quotes About Dogs

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Who Said It: Quotes About Dogs
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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
It's unclear if Benjamin Franklin was a dog owner, but he did write frequently about his son's Newfoundland.
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington

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"Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end."
Dolly Parton
June Carter Cash
This pun is attributed to June Carter Cash.
Loretta Lynn

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"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Judy Blume
Dr. Seuss
Charles Schulz
Fitting quote from Charles Schulz, whose life's work involved a puppy named Snoopy.

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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
This is a classic line from Grouch Marx.
Charlie Chaplin
Oscar Wilde

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"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
Anyone who's loved a dog can appreciate this quote from 19th-century poet Shelley.
John Keats

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"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
Calvin Coolidge had an enormous amount of pets, from dogs to raccoons to geese (all of which, we assume, didn't live in the White House at the same time).

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"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished."
Clive Barker
Stephen King
Clive Barker
Apparently horror master Dean Koontz does have a soft side.

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"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
Mark Twain said lots of things about dogs, and this was one of them.

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"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."
Charles de Gaulle
Many politicians and leaders through the years have echoed the thoughts of Charles de Gaulle.
Winston Churchill
Hirohito

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"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers
Fittingly, Will Rogers was born on the Dog Iron Ranch in what is now Oklahoma.
John Wayne
Mark Twain

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"Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching."
Kurt Vonnegut
Charles Dickens
Rudyard Kipling
This is from Kipling's poem "The Power of the Dog."

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"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses."
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor was a lifelong dog owner and animal rights advocate.
Katharine Hepburn
Mae West

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"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
Woodrow Wilson owned a number of dogs, but his main "pets" during his presidency were sheep that grazed on the White House lawn.
Calvin Coolidge

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"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
Christie's "Dumb Witness" was about a dog, and Christie dedicated it to her own terrier, Peter.

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"Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch."
Steve Martin
George Carlin
This is from George Carlin's famous routine on dogs.
Joan Rivers

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"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
Shaw had a little white dog named Kim.

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"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
Jack London wrote "The Call of the Wild," perhaps the most perfect dog novel of all time.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"I wish all men were like dogs."
Melanie Griffith
Halle Berry
Berry has two Maltese named Willy and Polly.
Cindy Crawford

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"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
Cesar Millan, otherwise known as the Dog Whisperer, should know.

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"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
Ronald Reagan
Harry Truman
This quote is usually attributed to Truman, but it's not clear if he really said it. Interestingly, he was gifted a puppy during his time in office but gave it to his doctor.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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"Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell."
Charlotte Bronte
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson had a huge Newfoundland named Carlo who died at 17 years old.
Jane Austen

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"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
Lincoln left his dog at home in Illinois when he moved to the White House, but he had at least two cats in Washington.

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"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
"Travels With Charley" is Steinbeck's account of a road trip with his beloved standard poodle.
Ernest Hemingway
Gertrude Stein

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"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
Andy Rooney made this observation during a "60 Minutes" segment on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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"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
Freud's dog, a Chinese chow named Jofi, was often in his office during therapy sessions.
Carl Jung
Alfred Adler

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"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
Ann Landers
Sage advice from Ann Landers.
Ruth Westheimer
Abigail Van Buren

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"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
Eisenhower's dog, Heidi, apparently soiled a very expensive White House rug and was sent to live on the family farm. (And we hope that was not a euphemism.)
George Patton

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"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson wrote an essay called "The Character of Dogs," although it doesn't contain this particular quote.
Edgar Allan Poe
Alexandre Dumas

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"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
Brigitte Bardot
Marilyn Monroe
Monroe was a well-known animal lover and dog owner. At one point Frank Sinatra gave her a miniature poodle.
Lauren Bacall

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"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
George Orwell
Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley is best known for the 1932 novel "Brave New World."
H.G. Wells

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