Because a Dog (or Cat!) Is a Person’s Best Friend

As the French poet Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

If you’ve ever brought a dog or a cat into your life, you know exactly what France is talking about. Sometimes, the simple wag of a dog’s tail or a cuddle from a cat (however rare!) is all you need to find a little solace in your day.

If you have a friend or family member who recently brought a furry friend into their home, Lifetime Wishes has the quotes that can remind them of their good fortune and bring a smile to their face.

From world-famous writers like Ernest Hemingway to beloved actresses like Marilyn Monroe, it seems everyone has had something to say about cats and dogs. Here are some of our favorites on the power of pets and their everlasting friendship.

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no question and pass no criticisms.”
–George Eliot

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”
–Abraham Lincoln

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

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”
–Sigmund Freud

“My little dog—my heartbeat at my feet.”
–Edith Wharton

“What great gift than the love of a cat?”
–Charles Dickens

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
–Marilyn Monroe

“A cat will always go to a good man.”
–Virginia Woolf

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
–Charles Shultz

“Human beings, for one reason or another, may hid their feelings, but a cat does not.”
–Ernest Hemingway

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

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and, little by little, they become its visible soul.”
–Jean Cocteau

“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 the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?”
–Jerry Seinfeld

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.”
–Amy Sedaris

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