Wednesday marks International Dog Day across the world. The day is observed every year to celebrate dogs of all breeds and also for drawing attention to the plight of homeless canines around the world by encouraging adoption.

On this day, here are some quotes to celebrate man’s best friend, courtesy Goodreads and BrainyQuote.

1. “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” — Gene Hill

2. “Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.” — Rudyard Kipling

3. “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

4. “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.” – Elizabeth Taylor

5. "When an 85-pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.” ― Kristan Higgins

6. "Happiness is a warm puppy.” ― Charles M. Schulz

7. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower

8. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” ― Roger Caras

9. “You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” ― W. Bruce Cameron

10. “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

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