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Quotations on Affection

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All my life, affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

~ George Bernard Shaw

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish, - all duties even.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never met a man I didn't like.

~ Will Rogers

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

A woman's life is a history of the affections.

~ Washington Irving

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

~ Logan P. Smith

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.

~ Leigh Hunt

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.

~ Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.

~ Henri de Montherlant

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