Affection Quotes

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

Most people would rather give than get affection.


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

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.


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

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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