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)

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
(Keywords: Affection, Past, Woman)

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Affection, Woman)

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)

We may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgment.
- Lillian Gordy Carter
(Keywords: Affection, Judgment, May, Respect)

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)

Respect and affection for animals, particularly those who share our homes, recognize no geographic borders.
- Nick Clooney
(Keywords: Affection, Animals, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Affection, Animals, Force, Interest, May)

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)

But today, I feel the genuine warmth, the affection, and although I may joke about it, I am touched.
- Perry Como
(Keywords: Affection, May, Today)

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)

If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.
- Martin Delany
(Keywords: Affection, Favorite)

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)

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Keywords: Affection, Grave, Jealousy)

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Affection, Faults, Heaven)

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)

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
(Keywords: Affection, Friends, Will)

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)

When it comes to accepting emotional support or affection, I'm a little guarded and hardened to that.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Affection, Support)

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 choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
- J. G. Holland
(Keywords: Affection, Man, World)

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)

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
- William Dean Howells
(Keywords: Affection, Man, Respect)

LET us honour the King by cherishing respectful Sentiments concerning him; speaking of him with Affection, with Esteem and Reverence; and by promoting a like Spirit and Conduct in others.
- Charles Inglis
(Keywords: Affection, Spirit)

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)



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