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Marilyn MonroeDogs never bite me - just humans.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

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Blaise PascalThe more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Otto von BismarckHounds follow those who feed them.

—  Otto von Bismarck, 1815-1898, German chancellor

Benjamin FranklinHe that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Alfred North WhiteheadIf a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

—  Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947, British philosopher & mathematician

Karl KrausTo be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account, should we take him as an example? He is loyal to man, not to other dogs.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Harry TrumanYou want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

Eugene O’NeillDogs...do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936


Quotes in Verse

Robert FrostThe old dog barks backward without getting up;
I can remember when he was a pup.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet


Funny Quotes

Mitch HedbergDogs are forever in the push up position.

—  Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005, American comedian

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Rodney DangerfieldSome dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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Rodney DangerfieldI tell ya, my dog is lazy. He don’t chase cars. He sits on the curb and takes down license plate numbers.

—  Rodney Dangerfield, 1924-2004, American comedian

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Groucho MarxOutside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

—  Groucho Marx, 1890-1977, American comedian

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Laurence J PeterNoblest of all dogs is the hot-dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator


Ancient Greek

DiogenesAnd I, as they say, am Diogenes the dog.

Καγώ, φησίν, Διογένης ο κύων.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

     (introducing himself to Alexander the Great)

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Proverbs

English proverbYou can't teach an old dog new tricks.

—  English proverb

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Chinese proverbBefore you hit the dog, find out the name of his master.

—  Chinese proverb

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International proverbBarking dogs seldom bite.

—  International proverb










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