Affection Quotes

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.
Sir Walter Raleigh

He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.
Prophet Mohammed, ibn abbas
Walt whitman, preface to leaves of grass, 1855 - the proof of a poet is that his country absorbs...
Bertrand russell - the main things which seem to me important on...
Mahatma gandhi, 1922 circuit house speech (court) charged with

Good men must be affectionate men.
Samuel Richardson
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
George Bernard Shaw
Always when I see a man fond of praise I always think it is because he is an affectionate man craving for affection.
J. B. Yeats
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
Abraham Lincoln
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do - - So long as they dont do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do - - So long as they don? t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Buddha
Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
Archibald Alexande
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
Charles Dickens
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Noah Webste
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.
George Crabbe
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell
I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - Their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives.
John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel de Montaigne
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a common goal of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.
John Dryden
Affection is responsible for nine - Tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them.
Louise Erdrich
One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
Sigmund Freud
In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Johann von Goethe
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
Nan Fairbrothe
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
Alfred A. Montapert
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
George Eliot
The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.
Mark Twain, Speech in NYC, Jan. 22, 1906
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
Thomas Fulle
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice