Affection Quotes

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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

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 frendship or affection.
Bertrand Russell
Charles darwin - a scientific man ought to have no wishes, no...
Charles dickens - with affection beaming out of one eye, and...
William lloyd - nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour...

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Affection is responsible for nine - Tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
George Eliot
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
One must not be mean with the affections what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.
Sigmund Freud
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
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
Good men must be affectionate men.
Samuel Richardson
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
Talk not of wasted affection affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith
A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Johann von Goethe
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
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha
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
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.
Herbert Clark Hoove
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