Affection Quotes

Talk not of wasted affection; affection was never wasted.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.

Thomas Jefferson

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No decking sets forth anything so much as affection.

Sir Philip Sidney

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

Andre Maurois

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Bible

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Aristotle

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

C.S. Lewis

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.

Lee Iacocca

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do

Nan Fairbrother

One must not be mean with the affections; what is spent of the fund is renewed in the spending itself.

Sigmund Freud

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

T.S. Eliot

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

Audrey Hepburn

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

Theophile Gautier

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection

William Dean Howells

Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.

Pindar

Sometimes I think we Americans are the loneliest people in the world. To be sure, we hunger for the power of affection, the self-acceptance that gives life. It is the oldest and strongest hunger in the world. But hungering is not enough.

Sherwood Anderson

Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact, of course, they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated.

Sir David Frederick Attenborough

Our heart is a treasury; if you pour out all its wealth at once, you are bankrupt. We show no more mercy to the affection that reveals its utmost extent than we do to another kind of prodigal who has not a penny left.

Honor de Balzac

My fond affection thou hast seen, Then judge of my regret To think more happy thou hadst been If we had never met.

Thomas Haynes Bayly

What actions are the most excellent? Those, certainly, which most powerfully appeal to the great primary human affections: to those elementary feelings which subsist permanently in the race, and which are independent of time. These feelings are permanent and the same; that which interests them is permanent and the same also.

Matthew Arnold

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Updated On : December 18, 2013
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