Jealousy is the grave of affection.

Mary Baker Eddy

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.

Pope Paul Vi

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.

W. H. Auden

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

Lee Iacocca

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.

Richard Bach

I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.

John Keats

With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

Charles Dickens

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.

Saint Jerome

He wasn't showing affection, he was killing them. Do you understand that?

Robert Horan

When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.

Thomas Middleton

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.

Theophile Gautier

To some in our groups, he has become an object of deep affection.

Jaime Watt

These are two people who feel it's okay to be out in public and showing their affection.

Larry Hackett

They have flexibility and humor and affection.

John Gottman

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.


UXORIOUSNESS, n. A perverted affection that has strayed to one's own wife.

Ambrose Bierce

I still have affection for my brothers. I still have affection for you, but there's bad with the good.

Gabriel Polk

FICKLENESS, n. The iterated satiety of an enterprising affection.

Ambrose Bierce