Dog Philosophy

Philosophical Quotes About Dogs

Dogs don’t judge fun foolishness. You can make a fool of yourself with your dog without it scolding you. The dog can make a fool of itself as well.

Trained dogs usually enjoy making their human companion happy.

“After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.” Robert McCammon

“All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers, is contained in the dog.” Franz Kafka

Dogs can help reduce your stress.

“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.” Jack London

“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 the most affectionate creatures on earth.

Dogs don’t talk about themselves. They listen to the feelings behind your words if not the words themselves.

“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

Canines are amazing. They give unconditional love. They are role models for many people.

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Winston Churchill

Dogs are wonderful to cuddle with.

Dogs are the most faithful. They would be treasured even more if they were rare.

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours….taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart…to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” John Grogan

Dogs strongly feel they should always go with you on your walk or in your car.

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. ….How much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” John Grogan

Dogs forgive your accidental errors. Humans might not.

“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. You need to know how to listen.

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” Andy Rooney

Canines can like everyone. Felines select who they like.

Unfortunately there is no shortage of bad dog owners.

Canines come to you when called. Felines come to you if they feel like it.

Dogs often have the integrity missing in many humans.

Canines are a person’s good friend, and maybe even more loyal than many of one’s best friends.

“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play…kiss you. There are no ulterior motives…no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.” Caroline Knapp

Dogs and children show the joys of beautiful hearts.

Dogs and infants convey pure love.

“Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean…the other…good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins…he replied – The one I feed the most.” Bernard Shaw

How can one live without a wonderful dog?

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.” Plato

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