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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever
solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection
on the part of all the Thai people.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

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

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

Jealousy is the grave of affection.
- Mary Baker Eddy

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

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

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler

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

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

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

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

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

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more
affection than she feels.
- Aristotle

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

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection.
I never had that in my life.
- Tupac Shakur

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

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

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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