19 quotes about Affection
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The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
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Most people would rather give than get affection.
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In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
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It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart. When I look back on the pain of sex, the love like a wild fox so ready to bite, the antagonism that sits like a twin beside love, and contrast it with affection, so deeply unrepeatable, of two people who have lived a life together (and of whom one must die) it's the affection I find richer. It's that I would have again. Not all those doubtful rainbow colors.
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Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. [Colossians 3:2]
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Yes, I do touch. I believe that everyone needs that
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I love to hold people's hands when I visit hospitals, even though they are shocked because they haven't experienced anything like it before, but to me it is a normal thing to do.
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The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.
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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.
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Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
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A woman's life is a history of the affections.
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The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
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Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
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Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
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A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
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I never met a man I didn't like.
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If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper -- and despise it.
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A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
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One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
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