Quotes: affectionate

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  • 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.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
  • Joseph Wood Krutch
    Joseph Wood Krutch
    American writer, critic, and naturalist 1893-1970
    Joseph Wood Krutch
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    Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
  • Leo Rosten
    Leo Rosten
    Polish-American scientist 1908-1997
    Leo Rosten
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    Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
  • Gertrude Stein
    Gertrude Stein
    American author 1874-1946
    Gertrude Stein
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    I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.
  • Bob Balaban
    Bob Balaban
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    My family was loving... they were very supportive and very affectionate, and basically I could do what I wanted, and basically it wasn't anything dangerous, thank God.
  • Horace Walpole
    Horace Walpole
    British writer 1717-1797
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    Old friends are the great blessings of one's later years. Half a word conveys one's meaning. They have a memory of the same events, have the same mode of thinking. I have young relations that may grow upon me, for my nature is affectionate, but can they grow [To Be] old friends?
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
    Northrop Frye
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    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
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    Women are so gentle, so affectionate, so true in sorrow, so untired and untiring! but the leaf withers not sooner, and tropic light fades not more abruptly.
  • William Hogarth
    William Hogarth
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    You know I won't turn over a new leaf I am so obstinate, but then I am no less obstinate in being your affectionate Husband.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
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