43 Quotes About Affection


How you give and display affection can impact the individual and yourself. These quotes about affection encouraging displaying your feelings of love and admiration for another.

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”

“Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?”

“Every human being I know craves love and affection.”

“Expressions of affection, like putting your arm around someone’s shoulder, holding hands, or giving a kiss good night, involve the principle of honesty.”

“He makes a great mistake… who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.”

“I get the feeling people respect me and that there is affection for me. That makes me happy.”

“I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.”

“I just don’t know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.”

“I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.”

“I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.”

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.”

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

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”

“If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.”

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

“Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it’s more important to make yourself feel good.”

“It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.”

“Jealousy is the grave of affection.”

“Life is too sweet and too short to express our affection with just our thumbs. Touch is meant for more than a keyboard.”

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

“Love is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being.”

“Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery.”

“Many dogs grow up without rules or boundaries. They need exercise, discipline and affection in that order.”

“Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.”

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”

“No money on earth can buy the love and affection that has been given to me by a grateful nation.”

“Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection. ”

“Talk not of wasted affection – affection never was wasted.”

“The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.”

“The heart is not so constituted, and the only way to dispossess it of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one.”

“The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.”

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

“Times change, people change, thoughts about good and evil change, about true and false. But what always remains fast and steady is the affection that your friends feel for you, those who always have your best interest at heart.”

“True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.”

“Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.”

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”

“We may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgment.”

“When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.”

“Where there is love there is life.”

“Women’s loyalty has to be earned with trust and affection, rather than barbaric rituals. The time has come to leave the old ways of suffering behind.”

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Showing appreciation for people is an important way to demonstrate kindness and encourage positivity.

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