Quotation Explorer - 'Affections'

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. - George Eliot
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -- a mere heart of stone. - Charles Darwin
Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. The moment you do is when you have reduced your loved one's affections to a daily biological question: Should I take a dump here or wait till I get home? - Shannon L. Alder
Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations. - George Crabbe
Even where the affections are not strongly moved by any superior excellence, the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds, which hardly any later friend can obtain. ~ Frankestein - Marry Shelly
Repentance is a softening of ones heart and a realigning of ones affections. - Gary Rohrmayer
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not. - John Keats
Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, though not the boundary, of the affections. - Mary Baker Eddy
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
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections. - Thomas Fuller
Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.
Virtue and taste are nearly the same, for virtue is little more than active taste, and the most delicate affections of each combine in real love. - Ann Radcliffe
That our affections kill us not, nor dye. - John Donne
Some friends gladly stay, some move away. Some come and go, but their affections grow. While some, I recall, are not friends at all. - Primadonna Angela
The affections are like lightning; You cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. - Washington Irving
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination. - John Keats
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
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
all brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider. - B.F. Skinner
All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight, but does not captivate the affections. - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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
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
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
The bare knowledge of God's will is inefficacious, it doth not better the heart. Knowledge alone is like a winter sun, which hath no heat or influence; it doth not warm the affections, or purify the conscience. Judas was a great luminary, he knew God's will, but he was a traitor. - Thomas Watson
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed. - Alfred A. Montapert
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
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