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Most people would rather give than get affection.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

Author: Aristotle

Profession: Greek Philosopher

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: Enid Bagnold (1889-1981)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. [Colossians 3:2]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Yes, I do touch. I believe that everyone needs thatů

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

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.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

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.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

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.

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer

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.

Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

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

Author: Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Profession: American Author

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

Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Profession:

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

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.

Author: Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913)

Profession: British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

Author: Andre Maurois (1885-1967)

Profession: French Writer