Affection Quotes

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
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten

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
Charles dickens - with affection beaming out of one eye, and...
Prophet mohammed, ibn abbas - he is not of us who is not affectionate to the...
Buddha - you, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire...

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
Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1922 Circuit House speech (court) charged with "attempting to disaffect towrds his majestys government".
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 affections are like lightning; You cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Jean Baptiste Lacoraire
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Talk not of wasted affection affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.
Henry Ward Beeche
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - - A mere heart of stone.
Charles Darwin
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
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
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
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
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)
Good men must be affectionate men.
Samuel Richardson
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
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman, Preface to Leaves of Grass, 1855
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
One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
Sigmund Freud
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
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market - Place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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
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
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
George Eliot
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
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
Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.
Henri de Montherlant
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. ... With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail.
William Lloyd
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
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
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