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Affections Quotes

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

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My affections are easily swayed and I can be very unfaithful.
- Dusty Springfield

Men are more accountable for their motives,
than for anything else; and primarily,
morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
- Archibald Alexander

It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the
affections even to do good.
- Maria Mitchell

 

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

There is no sinfulness in the will and affections without
some error in the understanding.
All lusts which a natural man lives in,
are lusts of ignorance.
- George Gillespie

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

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All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted;
its mild and amiable affections are suppressed;
and with them,
virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
- Charles Inglis

Animals are reliable, many full of love,
true in their affections, predictable in their actions,
grateful and loyal.
Difficult standards for people to live up to.
- Alfred A. Montapert

There is a time for risky love.
There is a time for extravagant gestures.
There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love.
And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it.
- Max Lucado

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

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for,
whether in the daily battle of life,
or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end;
whereas that which is founded on true virtue,
will always continue.
- John Dryden

You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections:
There is nothing like it in this world.
- Charlotte Bronte

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections,
and the truth of imagination.
- John Keats

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment
of those objects which are by nature suited to our
several particular appetites,
passions, and affections.
- Joseph Butler

Of all the tyrants the world affords,
our own affections are the fiercest lords.
- John Sterling

Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
- James Martineau

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

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

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
- George Eliot

The Soul debases her self, when she sets her affections
on any thing but her creator.
- Mary Astell

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting
objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone

Another principle is, the deepest affections of our
hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated
the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
- Matthew Simpson

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal...
one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
- Theophile Gautier

Being Latin parents makes us extremely expressive with our affections.
- Gloria Estefan

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness;
and likewise a variety of particular affections,
passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
- Joseph Butler

You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility
to steal into my affections without my consent.
- Alexander Hamilton

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -
a mere heart of stone.
- Charles Darwin

In life, there are no perfect affections.
- James Merrill

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years,
in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections;
and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place,
and to associate with strangers.
- John Britton

The principle we call self-love never seeks anything
external for the sake of the thing,
but only as a means of happiness or good:
particular affections rest in the external things themselves.
- Joseph Butler

Many things are unknown to the wisest,
and the best men can never wholly divest themselves
of passions and affections...
nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect.
- Algernon Sydney

That is the great mistake about the affections.
It is not the rise and fall of empires,
the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most.
When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic
joys and tragedies of life.
- Amelia Barr

Whilst in Prussia poets only speak of the love of country
as one of the dearest of all human affections,
here there is no man who does not feel,
and describe with rapture, how much he loves his country.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound,
which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments
can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree.
- Joseph Butler

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

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room
for reason or reflection,
but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections,
captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
- David Hume

Virginians were no more angels or philanthropists than
people to the north or to the south of them.
They were moved by their affections,
their interest,
and their resentments, just as humanity is moved to-day.
- John Sergeant Wise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.
- Mason Cooley

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

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

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

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

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it,
as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define.
- E. M. Forster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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