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Affection Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Affection

Please enjoy these Affection Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

 

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

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.
- The Buddha

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

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I love dogs.
They live in the moment and don't care about anything
except affection and food.
They're loyal and happy.
Humans are just too damn complicated.
- David Duchovny

The public has always had affection for gay entertainers.
The time was right for an out gay entertainer.
- Julian Clary

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

After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably,
my master having a great affection for me.
- William Lilly

I foster a sorrowful conception of affection.
Make no sacrifices.
- Franz Liszt

The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it,
is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable
of receiving in this life.
- Richard Steele

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

No money on earth can buy the love and affection that
has been given to me by a grateful nation.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint,
it is because we ourselves are dying.
- Marcel Proust

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity.
The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita

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

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection.
I never had that in my life.
- Tupac Shakur

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

It's absolutely true that it's almost impossible to
play a character without having any affection for him.
- Michael Shanks

The objective of the demonstrators is to win the affection
of the armed agents of the government.
Most of the Kiev police have now pledged their support for the people.
- Bob Schaffer

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.
- Henny Youngman

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.
- Edward R. Murrow

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.
- Jim Carrey

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.
- Zhang Ziyi

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.
- Eric Roberts

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
- Mary Baker Eddy

What will not woman, gentle woman dare;
when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
- Robert Southey

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

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

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.
- Havelock Ellis

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
- Mason Cooley

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

I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse
occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman,
out of her own genuine affection and desire.
- Robin Morgan

Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise
me and really show affection for me.
- Tony Curtis

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

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

We may not return the affection of those who like us,
but we always respect their good judgment.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

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

I have loved but one flag and I can not share that
devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented
for the League of Nations.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

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.
- Bernadette Peters

The great model of the affection of love in human beings
is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.
- William Godwin

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

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

My father, who died a few years ago,
was a good,
simple, very honest man.
His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable,
without question.
- David Ogden Stiers

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

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

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.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

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

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection
we bestow upon our favorite cat,
they, too, would purr.
- Martin Delany

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.
- Anna Freud

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.
- Abraham Maslow

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

I want affection and tenderness desperately,
but there's something in me that prevents me from handing it out.
- Ethel Waters

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

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

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.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

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

He makes a great mistake...
who supposes that authority is firmer or better established
when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.
- Terence

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.
- Princess Diana

When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.
- Thomas Middleton

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

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection
on the part of all the Thai people.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

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

But today, I feel the genuine warmth,
the affection, and although I may joke about it,
I am touched.
- Perry Como

Most people would rather give than get affection.
- Aristotle

As I listened, it occurred to me that interest in and
affection for the animals that share the planet with
us may be a more unifying force than any other.
- Nick Clooney

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.
- Mark Hopkins

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler


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