Quotations on Affection

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Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hope, Affection, Interest, Nation)

I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great.
- Rene Auberjonois
(Keywords: Father, Son, Affection, Alienation, Law)

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom.
- Franz Boas
(Keywords: Home, Father, Affection, Freedom, Influence)

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
(Keywords: Kiss, Affection, Passion, Sweetness)

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.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Universe)

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Universe)

The object of self-love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Heart, Affection, Appetite, Self, Sense)

God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: God, Affection, Appetite, Passion, Senses)

The public has always had affection for gay entertainers. The time was right for an out gay entertainer.
- Julian Clary
(Keywords: Time, Affection, Gay, Public, Right)

I live a perfectly happy and comfortable life in Blair's Britain, but I can't work up much affection for the culture we've created for ourselves: it's too cynical, too knowing, too ironic, too empty of real value and meaning.
- Jonathan Coe
(Keywords: Life, Work, Affection, Culture, Meaning, Value)

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
(Keywords: Money, Business, Affection, Reward, Years)

Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.
- Tony Curtis
(Keywords: People, Affection, World)

Today's youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their 'sore and yellow' as this splendid man's creations have in mine!
- Peter Cushing
(Keywords: Fear, Affection, Influence, Man, Today, Will, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Journey, Kindness, Public)

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
(Keywords: Love, Food, Affection, Care, Dogs)

I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat's pajamas. I love everything about it. I love where I live. I love the people. I have been met with such kindness and affection here.
- George Dzundza
(Keywords: Love, People, Affection, Kindness)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Affection, Feeling, Guests, Strangers)

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
(Keywords: Christianity, Affection, Chastity, Exercise, Intimacy, Romantic, Sexes)

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
(Keywords: Father, Son, Admiration, Affection, Respect)

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Learning)

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
(Keywords: People, Affection, Nothing, Opinion)

Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation; and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long.
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Keywords: Absence, Affection, Friends, Meeting, Regret, Separation, Wonders)

When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered.
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Keywords: Time, Affection, Doubt)

I utter this word with deepest affection and from the very bottom of my heart.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Keywords: Heart, Affection, Word)

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier
(Keywords: Friend, Affection, Will)

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Art, Knowledge, Affection, Ignorance, Silence)

The great model of the affection of love in human beings is the sentiment which subsists between parents and children.
- William Godwin
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Children, Parents, Sentiment)

But most of all, I'm a part of you people out there who have listened to me, because especially you people in Michigan, you Tiger fans, you've given me so much warmth, so much affection and so much love.
- Ernie Harwell
(Keywords: Love, People, Affection, Fans)

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps
(Keywords: Admiration, Affection, Pity)

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Keywords: Love, People, Affection, Being, Care, Children, Culture, Dictators, Gold)

Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.
- Anthony Holden
(Keywords: Money, Success, Time, Wedding, Affection, Goodwill, Investment, Public, Words)

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
(Keywords: Love, Power, Affection, Consciousness, Exercise, Giving, Race)

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
- Andrew Jackson
(Keywords: Power, Affection, Motives, Public, Support, Taxation)

Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: People, Affection, Nothing, Race, Will)

No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Keywords: Love, Money, Affection, Earth, Nation)

Throughout the past, there has been a lack of intimacy, affection, and regard for Islam by Christianity. This, to a large extent, has been due to a lack of knowledge of the great human and spiritual ideals for which Islam and the teachings of Islam stand.
- Aly Khan
(Keywords: Knowledge, Christianity, Islam, Affection, Ideals, Intimacy, Past, Spiritual)

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Dalai Lama
(Keywords: Religion, Affection, Meditation)

All those authors there, most of whom of course I've never met. That's the poetry side, that's the prose side, that's the fishing and miscellaneous behind me. You get an affection for books that you've enjoyed.
- Norman MacCaig
(Keywords: Poetry, Affection, Books, Fishing, Miscellaneous, Prose)

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
(Keywords: People, Feelings, Affection, Behavior, Fact, Security, Will)

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
- Michel de Montaigne
(Keywords: Sports, Love, Affection, Behavior, Grace, Learning, Nurses, Words)

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
(Keywords: Time, Affection, Desire, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Men, Affection, Country, Order, Respect, Want)

Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
- Saskya Pandita
(Keywords: Men, Affection, Cause, Familiarity, Quarrels)

I've seen people that don't treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they're not treated that well. It's very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings.
- Dick Van Patten
(Keywords: Love, People, Affection, Animals, Loyalty)

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
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Animals, Attention)

It is not because other people are dead that our affection for them grows faint, it is because we ourselves are dying.
- Marcel Proust
(Keywords: People, Affection, Dying)

Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.
- Basil Rathbone
(Keywords: Heart, Affection, Nothing, Regret)

Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion; since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable, when it is entered into with mutual affection.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: Love, Affection, First, May, State, Will)

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
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Animals, Right)

If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Hatred)



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