Quotes by affection

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh Hunt
    British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
    Leigh Hunt
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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.
  • Bernadette Peters
    Bernadette Peters
    American actress, singer, and author 1948-
    Bernadette Peters
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    Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love.
  • Sir John Lubbock
    Sir John Lubbock
    British statesman and banker 1834-1913
    Sir John Lubbock
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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.
  • Sir Richard Steele
    Sir Richard Steele
    British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor 1672-1729
    Sir Richard Steele
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    The marriage state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of Heaven and Hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
    André Maurois
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    A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
  • Abraham J. Heschel
    Abraham J. Heschel
    Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
    Abraham J. Heschel
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    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.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
    C. S. Lewis
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    Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
    Ben Jonson
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    Ambition, like a torrent, ne'er looks back;
    And is a swelling, and the last affection
    A high mind can put off; being both a rebel
    Unto the soul and reason, and enforceth
    All laws, all conscience, treads upon religion,
    and offereth violence to nature's self.
    Source: Catiline His Conspiracy
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
  • Berkeley Breathed
    Berkeley Breathed
    American cartoonist, director and screenwriter 1957-
    Berkeley Breathed
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    Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human-like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    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.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    British courtier, writer 1552-1618
    Sir Walter Raleigh
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    Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
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