Going to the Dogs

I love dogs and have always found quotes about dogs interesting. Primarily for what is being said, but I sometimes find who said it equally, if not more interesting. These are quotes that I have chosen to include in my memoir which is a collection of stories about the adventures, the misadventures that I have experienced with dogs.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;
they give unconditional love.
For me they are the role model for being alive.

Gilda Radner

Let sleeping dogs lie – who wants to rouse ‘em

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.

Edith Wharton

Cave Canem

Latin proverb meaning ‘Beware of Dog’

Every dog is a lion at home.

H.G.Bohn, Handbook of Proverbs [1855]

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend.

Lord Byron

Happiness is a warm puppy.

Charles Schultz

Love – that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment’ – fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.

John Bradshaw, Dog Sense

Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.

Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall [1842]

The great 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

I agree with Agassiz that dogs possess 
something very like a conscience.

Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man [1871]

A dog in the kitchen asks for no company.

French proverb

A house without either a dog or cat
is the house of a scoundrel.

Portuguese proverb

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

It’s good when a dog is a friend, but it’s bad when a friend is a dog.


The dog is the only creature who saw his God with his own eyes.

Jack London

Qui me amat, amat et canem meum
Love me, love my dog.

St. Bernard, Sermon [ c.1155]

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our tolls, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.

Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman [1825]

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will never bite you. This is the difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. 

Johnny Depp

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Roger Caras

Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of all.

John Grogan, Marley & Me: Life with the world’s worst dog

I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs,
but I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.

Bill Murray

A dog is the only thing on earth 
that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings

It’s hard not to immediately fall in love
with a dog who a a good sense of humor.

Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

Everyone thinks they have the best dog.
And none of them are wrong.


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

Ann Landers

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

Everything I know, I learned from dogs.

Nora Ephron, The Search

People leave imprints on our lives…
Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and souls,
which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.

Ashly Lorenzana

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear 
you will not come back when you go out the door without them.

Stanley Coren

Did you know there are over 300 words for love in canine?

Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

When an 85 lb. mammal licks your tears away,
and then tries to sit on your lap,
it’s hard to feel sad.

Kristan Higgins

I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me
and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs.

Barbara Woodhouse

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.

Dean Koontz

Dogs do speak, but only to those
Who know how to listen.

Orhan Parnuk

When God created dogs. He just sat back and smiled.

Will Rogers

A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, 
he just does what feels right. 

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

You gonna eat that?
You gonna eat that?
You gonna eat that?

I’ll eat that.

Karen Shepard, Birch

I don’t think twice about picking up my dog’s poop, 
but if another dog’s poop is next to it, I think, ‘Eww, dog poop! 

Jonah Goldberg

The house is chaos sometimes when the dogs are trying to eat the kids’ food or jumping into the tub with them. But it’s worth it. Life with dogs is better. 

Drew Barrymore, Wildflower

I have a crippling fear of being without a dog. 

― Morgan Matson, Take Me Home Tonight

Why that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa
She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw – 
I don’t say she will but she can.

Dorothy Parker

A dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way. 

Quentin Tarantino

I can’t do everything I want, but I can put a smile on my dog’s face. 
Making him happy makes me happy.

Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside the Mind of an Introvert

Don’t you know that this is the only reason we are here,
 to love one another, and to be loved? 
Why is it that what is so obvious to dogs 
is such a mystery to men and women?” 

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together . . .


My dog taught me everything I need to know. It’s okay sometimes to just eat and sleep. When you fall down, get back up, shake it off, forget about it, and go on. Be very brave no matter your size. Make your own fun. Unleash your talents. Learn new tricks no matter your age. Make new friends. Sniff out opportunities. Chase after your dreams. When loved ones come home always run to greet them. At the end of the day it’s best to snuggle no matter what happened. Every day is a brand-new day. Just be happy!


Government Rules

American Flag Bubbled



[The United Soviet States of America] would come about as a result of various capitalist crises, the national government would assume more and more control over the economy…….In finance……. it will mean the nationalization of the banking system and its concentration around a central State bank….
~William Z. Foster, Communist Party boss Toward Soviet America,  

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosper by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.
~ Henry Ford

 We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can’t see this is probably hoping it isn’t true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation.
~ Jon Voight

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
-Thomas Jefferson


The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.
-Samuel Adams

 History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
~Douglas MacArthur 

 We have never stopped sin by passing laws; and in the same way, we are not going to take a great moral ideal and achieve it merely by law.
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

 In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.
~Harry S. Truman

“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
― Adolf Hitler

 “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”
― Adolf Hitler

 The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.
~Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941-1944: Secret Conversations with the English translation copyright1953 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson.


The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
-Thomas Jefferson

With self-discipline most anything is possible.
~Theodore Roosevelt