Affection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Affection

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We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
~By Audrey Hepburn ~


Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
~By Walt Whitman ~


A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
~By Charles Darwin ~


Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
~By Norman MacCaig ~


Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion; since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable, when it is entered into with mutual affection.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me.
~By Anna Freud ~


That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
~By Amelia Barr ~


I obviously have a lot of love and affection for the people of Hamilton from playing there for so long.
~By Darren Flutie ~


Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
~By Ovid ~


The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
~By Northrop Frye ~


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.
~By Edward R. Murrow ~


Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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.
~By Nan Fairbrother ~


And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


But if you love animals for all the right reasons- and that's just love and affection- then you're going to go after animals who need you.
~By Eric Roberts ~


Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.
~By Charles Eastman ~


Respect and affection for animals, particularly those who share our homes, recognize no geographic borders.
~By Nick Clooney ~


Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
~By George Eliot ~


Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
~By James Martineau ~


Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.
~By Gloria Estefan ~


Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
~By Archibald Alexander ~


My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
~By Franz Boas ~


Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
~By David Hume ~


The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else.
~By Joseph Butler ~


If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
~By Theophile Gautier ~


If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration.
~By Lincoln Ellsworth ~


My team and I have reunited two elements that coexist with difficulty: respect and affection, because when they love you they don't respect you and when they respect you they don't love you.
~By Shakira ~


If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
~By W. H. Auden ~


Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
~By Daniel Boone ~


When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. Maybe it's not meant for me to settle down and be married.
~By Jim Carrey ~


The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
~By J. G. Holland ~


The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections on any thing but her creator.
~By Mary Astell ~


During our travels, the Indians entertained me well; and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.
~By Daniel Boone ~


Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love.
~By Bernadette Peters ~


There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it.
~By Max Lucado ~


God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Disaffection stalks around us.
~By Dolley Madison ~


Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness; and likewise a variety of particular affections, passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!
~By Peter Cushing ~


In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
~By Havelock Ellis ~


The atmosphere at my school was very competitive. Young girls were competing with each other every day for status, for leadership, for the affection of the teachers. I hated it.
~By Zhang Ziyi ~


It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


When a writer admits that he has an affection for something which he has written, it is high time to pray for his soul.
~By Dornford Yates ~


Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


I think the President inspires tremendous affection and loyalty by a wide range of people.
~By Kenneth Starr ~


Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
~By Pindar ~


While I've lived in L.A. since 1985, I'll always consider Chicago my home town and have much affection for it. My parents and sister still live there so I try to visit as often as I'm able.
~By Douglas Wood ~


Virginians were no more angels or philanthropists than people to the north or to the south of them. They were moved by their affections, their interest, and their resentments, just as humanity is moved today.
~By John Sergeant Wise ~


If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government.
~By Charles Inglis ~


In many ways, that affection is the real reward for 56 years in the business. Although the money ain't exactly bad either.
~By Perry Como ~


Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
~By Joseph Wood Krutch ~


In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
~By Mark Hopkins ~


Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
~By Leonard Maltin ~


Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.
~By Henny Youngman ~


Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
~By Leo Rosten ~


Even Stravinsky does not evoke the same public affection as Verdi.
~By Charles Rosen ~


All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
~By Charles Inglis ~


Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.
~By John Britton ~


Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country as one of the dearest of all human affections, here there is no man who does not feel, and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
~By Jane Addams ~


A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
~By George Eliot ~


My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature.
~By William Bartram ~


Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
~By Victor Hugo ~


I utter this word with deepest affection and from the very bottom of my heart.
~By Giuseppe Garibaldi ~


The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.
~By Abraham Maslow ~


You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
~By Alexander Pope ~


It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
~By Theophile Gautier ~


I've seen people that don't treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they're not treated that well. It's very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings.
~By Dick Van Patten ~


Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound, which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree.
~By Joseph Butler ~


In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love.
~By Arthur Ochs Sulzberger ~


Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.
~By Anthony Holden ~


Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.
~By Basil Rathbone ~


Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
~By Algernon Sydney ~


We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
~By George Eliot ~


In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
~By Aristotle ~


Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.
~By John Sterling ~


The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.
~By Princess Diana ~


Most people would rather give than get affection.
~By Aristotle ~


LET us honour the King by cherishing respectful Sentiments concerning him; speaking of him with Affection, with Esteem and Reverence; and by promoting a like Spirit and Conduct in others.
~By Charles Inglis ~


A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Love is of that excellent nature, that it is esteemed by the best of men, and accepted from the meanest persons; what then is the affection of a Father!
~By John Pearson ~


The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author any affection he has for his book.
~By Michael Lewis ~


Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision.
~By Madeleine Stowe ~


But most of all, I'm a part of you people out there who have listened to me, because especially you people in Michigan, you Tiger fans, you've given me so much warmth, so much affection and so much love.
~By Ernie Harwell ~

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