The Best Quotes About Affection  

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A list of the best affection quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous affection quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic affection quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational affection quotes from that same writer.

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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. Nathaniel Hawthorne
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection -- Are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one. Aristotle
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. Jane Austen
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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 John Lubbock, 1st Baronet
A woman's life is a history of the affections. Washington Irving
Most people would rather give than get affection. Aristotle
If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper -- and despise it. George Bernard Shaw
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. André Maurois
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. James Henry Leigh Hunt
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yes, I do touch. I believe that everyone needs that Diana, Princess of Wales
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. -- Colossians 3:2
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. Enid Bagnold
I never met a man I didn't like. Will Rogers
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. Logan Pearsall Smith
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. Diana, Princess of Wales
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. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn