Quotes: affections

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A difference in taste of jokes is a great strain on the affections.
    Source: Daniel Deronda (1876)
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    A woman's life is a history of the affections.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    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.
  • Alfred A. Montapert
    Alfred A. Montapert
    American writer
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    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.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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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.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    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.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
  • I have ever gained the most profit, and the most pleasure also, from the books which have made me think the most: and, when the difficulties have once been overcome, these are the books which have stuck the deepest root, not only in my memory and understanding, but likewise in my affections.
  • Brody Jenner
    Brody Jenner
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    I've always been a person that's totally comfortable with my sexuality and showing my affections with my guy friends. At the end of the day, your guy friends are very important; they're the guys that are always going to be there. It's just you being a friend to me and I'm being a friend to you.
  • Algernon Sydney
    Algernon Sydney
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    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.
  • Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch but envy.
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