"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
— Mark Twain
"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
"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
"If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life."
— Roger Caras