Friday, 25 May 2012


[Dogs] are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. - Emily Dickinson

A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. - Washington Irving

A dog comes to you and lives with you in your own house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them … A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing. - Mary Oliver

A dog does not flee from a bone. - Irish Proverb

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

A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones. - Arthur Conan Doyle

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley

A dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone. - R. Forby 

A dog wags its tail with its heart. - Unknown

A dog with a bone knows no friend. - Dutch Proverb

A hungry dog will eat dirty puddings. - Latin Proverb

A living dog is better than a dead lion. - Unknown

A man may smile and bid you hail, yet wish you to the devil; But when a good dog wags his tail, you know he’s on the level. - Unknown

An old dog does not bark in vain. - Spanish Proverb

An old dog will learn no tricks. - Italian Proverb

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. - Franklin P. Jones

As the hound, so the pup. - Irish Proverb

Barking dogs seldom bite. - Unknown

Beware of the dog that does not bark. - Portuguese Proverb

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. - Emily Dickinson

Dogs are easy. If their tails are up and their eyes are soft, you're in. - Paula McLain

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras

Dogs are like a gift, a grace undeserved, that releases us into an economy of abundance, where the economic laws of scarcity and therefore competition no longer apply and where instead we feel ourselves the beneficiaries of a wealth that is actualized only as we give it away, and in giving we see something we could not see before. - Stephen H. Webb

Dogs are one of the luxuries of civilization: in uncivilized life they are perhaps more one of the necessities. - H. W. Shaw 

Dogs are obsessed with being happy. -  James Thurber

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

Dogs are voiceless ... a critical part of having dogs is emotional responsibility: learning how to understand them and, when necessary, to speak and act on their behalf. - Jon Katz

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. - Agatha Christie

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. - Orhan Pamuk

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

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

Dumb dogs are dangerous. - Unknown

Every dog must have his day. - Jonathan Swift

He is very imprudent, a dog; he never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or the wrong, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him. - Jerome Klapka Jerome

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. - Alexander Pope

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven – and very, very few persons. - James Thurber

If our dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise. - Unknown

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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 a man. - Mark Twain

My Goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am. - Unknown

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. - Louis Sabin

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why. - Unknown

Properly trained, a Man can be Dog’s best friend. - Corey Ford

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. - Franklin P. Jones

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. - Andy Rooney
The dog that trots about finds a bone. - Golda Meir

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

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. - Unknown

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Ben Williams

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. - M. Facklam

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news. - Charles Anderson Dana

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