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Affection Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Affection.

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

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

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

 

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 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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
- Mary Baker Eddy

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

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

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

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

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

Most people would rather give than get affection.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!
- John Pearson

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

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

I would tell anyone who wants something from someone
else to feign not wanting it.
People are perverse.
If you show great affection to them,
they'll run the other way.
- Hedy Lamarr

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

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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

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

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

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

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 have an affection for a great city.
I feel safe in the neighborhood of man,
and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Charles Eastman

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

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

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

When it comes to accepting emotional support or affection,
I'm a little guarded and hardened to that.
- Patricia Heaton

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

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

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

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

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

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
- Mason Cooley

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

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

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

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

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

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


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