Quotes About Affection

We all have feelings of affection for others, although the degrees of affection will vary according to whom that person is in our lives. Some people believe that natural affection is the same as love. Of course some people will hold a special place of affection in our hearts, which will exhibit itself in demonstrative ways that do not apply to all.

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

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

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

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

The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.  ~ Dalai Lama XIV

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.  ~ Buddha

Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.  ~ Mark Twain

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

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

We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  ~ Albert Einstein

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

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  ~ Colossians 3:2

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.  ~ John Keats

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.  ~ St, Jerome

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.  ~ Kahlil Gibran

Most people would rather give than get affection.  ~ Aristotle

You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.  ~ Milan Kundera

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.  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion. ~ Jonathan Edwards

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

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.  ~ Mason Cooley

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

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