Quotation Explorer - 'Affection'

The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue. - Bertrand Russel
when you hate someone, at the same time, you grab that person and give a space in yourself for that person. that's when your hatred might turn into affection, into love. - Niratisaya
The most precious gift to give to your spouse is not your life because if you die,he/she will no longer have use of you rather the most precious gift is your time, attention, affection, self and love! - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. - Michel de Montaigne
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. - Sharon Salzberg
To laugh often and much;to win the respect of intelligent peopleand the affection of children,to leave the world a better place,to know even one life has breathed easierbecause you have lived,this is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. - Albert Einstein
It is a law of nature that we defend ourselves from one affection only by means of another. - Paul Valery
Marriage is the commodification of affection, copulation, and, reproduction. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Over-thinking, a devouring monster,entice, only the inky reflections;there's a pleasure you come by,from this anomalous encounter;kills your desire, for human affection. - Kashish Gurung
What’s interesting about the relationship between gay men and women is there can be a lot of affection, but there’s a line that you don’t cross. - Michael Carroll
LOVE is made up of a strong affection and patience whiles LUST is made up of a strong affection and impatience. Affection is common to them, but patience is not common. - Israelmore Ayivor
A moralist will be unsuccessful in trying to displace his love of the world by reviewing the ills of the world. Misplaced affections need to be replaced by the far greater power of the affection of the Gospel. - Thomas Chulmers
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection - Sharon Salzberg
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued. - John Holt
PLATONIC, adj. Pertaining to the philosophy of Socrates. Platonic Love is a fool's name for the affection between a disability and a frost. - Ambrose Bierce
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
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. - Charles Dickens
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. - Dalai Lama XIV
We did musical chairs to sit with our partner. Glasses were refilled and heads bent in pairs. Looking over the table, I was suffused with affection for my friends. If you could bottle this warm feeling and turn it into words, I thought, that would be the perfect toast. - Kerry Reichs
From that moment our love became sad, and sadness is a disease which gives the death-blow to affection. - Giacomo Casanova
He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion. - Jonathan Edwards
UXORIOUSNESS, n. A perverted affection that has strayed to one's own wife. - Ambrose Bierce
When you work with kids who have autism, they don't reciprocate any affection. You learn to find your self- worth within what you do, not what people tell you about yourself.
I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives. - John Keats
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange. - Milan Kundera
To laugh often and much,to win the respect of the intelligent peopleand the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest criticsand endure the betrayal of false friends;to appreciate beauty;to find the best in others; to leave the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail. - William Lloyd
The problem is not that people make any bond of affection they like with people they like; the problem is calling that bond of affection "love. - Daya Kudari
I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality - Mahatma Gandhi
Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence. - Mahatma Gandhi
My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally. - Evelyn Waugh
The thing is that when you find true love it lives on, No matter if you two seperate but the love stays alive, broken, gasping for breath, love and affection, but in agony, waiting for everything to end. - Alamvusha
Imagine that. Terrible, terrible, the way we have all bent to the yoke; the affection we have for the harness about us. - Isaac Asimov
The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in experimentation and in exploration of their environments. - Bertrand Russell
Humanism is my Religion, Good is my adoption , Bad is my Elimination, Acceptance is my Decision, Love is My Gift , Relation is my Affection ,Truth is My Strength, Help Is My Credit , Knowledge is My Treasure - jagan kumar
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. - C. S. Lewis
The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection. - Bertrand Russell
Passion is seldom the end of any story, for it cannot long endure if it is not soon supplemented with true affection and mutual respect. - Kathryn L. Nelson
The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them. - Michael Bassey Johnson
The thing is that when you find true love.... it lives on.No matter if you two seperate but the love stays alive; broken, gasping for breath, love and affection, but in agony, waiting for everything to end. But Sadly, It lives on... in memories and thought's. - Alamvusha
Would the mountain cherry blossoms return my affection for there is no one else out here. /もろともに あはれと思へ 山桜 花よりほかに 知る人もなし - Former Chief Abbot Gyoson
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature. - Abraham Lincoln
The Noblest form of Affection - Oscar Wilde
He threw all his affection at them and hoped that some of it would stick, maybe even come back to him, though if it didn't he gave it anyway; he gave it more, even, because everyone had something that needed to come out. - Matthew Thomas
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life. - J. E. Buchrose
A concrete love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture of affection, care, desire and expectation. - Munia Khan
To hold the power of affection and maintain the roots of love, you must stay trusted. - Auliq Ice
Never fall in love with stargazers always with accelerated affection. Their love disappears in the blink of an eye like a shooting star. - RSCruz
Intelligence and education that hasn't been tempered by human affection isn't worth a damn. - Daniel Keyes
FICKLENESS, n. The iterated satiety of an enterprising affection. - Ambrose Bierce
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a "common goal" of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music. - Lewis Thomas
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Empowered Women 101: The moment you ignore bad behavior, in order to win a person's affection you have not won anything, but a person that has behavioral problems. If you couldn't fix their behavior before you won him, why could you fix him now? - Shannon L. Alder
Any religion which uses the words such as hell, fire, curse, burning, amputating can never be a religion of love because a religion of love must only use the language of love, must only use only the sweet words of affection, not the words of darkness and torture! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Babies are the buds of imagination that are ready to bloom with lights of love and affection. - Debasish Mridha
Love blinds me so deep and dark, I see the world full of innocence, thoughts filled with affection, time brimming with hope and future flowing with my dreams. - Harshada Pathare
To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied. - Sir Walter Raleigh
In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry. - Jane Austen
Poverty cannot deprive us of many consolations. It cannot rob us of the affection we have for each other, or degrade us in our own opinion, of in that of any person, whose opinion we ought to value. - Ann Radcliffe
Love is a natural instinct that grows if it is nurtured. It evolves itself but withers if it is not watered with affection, care, respect and kindness. - Balroop Singh
That man who is without religion and mercy should be rejected. A guru without spiritual knowledge should be rejected. The wife with an offensive face should be given up and so should relatives who are without affection. - Chanakya
Marriage is like a three-speed gearbox affection, friendship, love. It is not advisable to crash your gears and go right through to love straightaway. You need to ease your way through. The basis of love is respect, and that needs to be learned from affection and friendship. - Peter Ustinov
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 problem is not that people make any bond of affection, they like with people they like; the problem is calling that bond of affection "love. - Daya Kudari
If equal affection cannot be,Let the more loving one be me. - W.H. Auden
Woman! She's mother, she's daughter, she's sister; she's a unique creation of God; her womb is also root cause of mankind; her shadow provides gallantry; her affection heals life into the languid body; love her, worship her, you'll find paradise. - Tanmaya Guru
Deep is a wounded heart, and strong A voice that cries against a mighty wrong; And full of death as a hot wind's blight, Doth the ire of a crushed affection light. - Felicia Hermans
She cannot love, nor take no shape nor project or affection, she is so self-endeared. - William Shakespeare
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