Dog Quote Variations—
Different Perspectives

There are 20 dog quote variations on this page, about six different topics.

This first topic is about how people like dogs more and more as they learn more and more about people. Or, in some of them, just men! I find it interesting that all but one are from French citizens.

The more I know about men, the more I like dogs.

Gloria Allred

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

Charles de Gaulle

The more I see of the depressing stature of people, the more I admire my dogs.

Alphonse de Lamartine

The more I see of men the more I like dogs.

Madame de Staël

The more one comes to know men, the more one comes to admire the dog. [French, Plus on apprend a connaître l'homme, plus on apprend a estimer le chien.]


The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.

Jeanne-Marie Roland

This next topic is about the best thing about humans—dogs. You may have to read them both a couple of times to note the differences. Again, they are both from France.

The best thing about man is the dog.

Pierre-Laurent Buyrette de Belloy

The best thing about a man is his dog.

French Proverb

This next one started way, way back, in the time of St. Bernard (the actual saint, not the dog).

Who loves me will love my dog also. [Latin, Que me amat, amet et canem meum.]

Common saying in the time of St. Bernard, often attributed to St. Bernard,
Sermo Primus

Love me, love my dog.

George Chapman,
Widow's Tears

Who loves me loves my dog. [French, Qui m'aime il aime mon chien.]

A.J.V. le Reux de Lincy

Whosoever loveth me loveth my hound.

Sir Thomas More

It seems likely to me that Noel Coward made the changes to this Indian proverb from the days of English colonialism.

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun.

Noel Coward

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.

Indian Proverb

These two are both the same quote, with one letter missing in the first one. It's interesting what a difference that one letter can make.

Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.

Holbrook Jackson

Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.

Holbrook Jackson

These last four are all about friendships (or rather the lack thereof) at work and in politics.

I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.

Whitey Herzog

You learn in this business: If you want a friend, get a dog.

Carl Icahn

If you want to be liked, get a dog. The people you work with are not your friends.

Deborah Norville

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.

Harry S. Truman


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