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10 Quotes About Dogs That’ll Pull at Your Heartstrings

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If you love dogs, you know there’s nothing like spending time with your canine companion. Dogs are loyal, loving, and pure in a way few other things in life are. Here are ten heartwarming quotes about dogs to remind you how much they mean to us.

Unconditional Love

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“A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you have that in your life, things won’t be too hard.”

This quote from actor Robert Wagner reminds us to treasure something as simple as unconditional love. Your dog doesn’t care what’s going on at work, what you’ve done in the past, or how you feel about your life. They still love you without question.

Pure Happiness

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“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

It’s hard to feel down when you look at a happy dog playing in the yard. This quote from author Jonathan Safran Foer underscores that feeling of warmth and happiness that comes from spending time just observing your dog doing their thing.

Selfless Natures

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

Writer Josh Billings reiterates the concept of unconditional love with this quote. Dogs are truly selfless. Their nature as pack animals makes them unconditionally giving. This quote rings true when you see your dog go out of their way to cheer you up!

Better Than People

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“The average dog is nicer than the average person.”

Radio personality Andy Rooney made this insightful remark. Usually, when you meet a dog, you’re as happy to see them as they are to see you. With most people, it’s not easy to become fast friends by just exchanging pleasantries.

The Best Kind of Distraction

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“A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.”

Have you ever been having a bad day and then spent a few minutes just sitting with your dog? They’ve got a way about them that makes your troubles just melt away. Author Jill Abramson nearly encapsulates that feeling in this succinct quote.

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Big Courage Even in Small Packages

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“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

Writer Mark Twain wrote this iconic line, which has been quoted in the sports world as much as among dog lovers. It’s true in a literal sense—some of the fiercest dogs are downright tiny—as well as a great lesson on the strength of one’s heart.

They Make Us Better

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“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Photographer Roger Caras sums up the way many dog lovers feel with this quote. Sadly, our dogs rarely live long enough to define our whole lives. However, their presence in our lives is enough to help ground us and remind us of the importance of living in the moment.

They Make Us Live in the Moment

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“Dog’s lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”

Writer Agnes Slight Turnbull notes that dogs’ comparatively short lifespans compared to humans’ is a cruel prank nature plays on all dog lovers. Even though their lives are usually shorter than ours, they live to the fullest and enjoy every day without reservation.

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Well That One’s a Gut Punch

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“The problem with loving dogs is that you outlive all but the last one.”

This Edward Grinnan quote once again underscores the dreadful impermanence of our time on Earth and our relationships with our pets. It’s best to make peace with the passage of time: enjoy your pets while they’re here and make the most of your time while you’re alive.

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A Simple Truth

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“Dog is Man’s Best Friend.”

This quote, which has been attributed to Sartre, Frederick the Great, and Ogden Nash is a long-running truism that seems almost too simple to bear repeating. For thousands of years, humans and dogs have been inseparable. Wherever you find evidence of human civilization, you find evidence of our furry four-legged friends, too.

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