Affection Quotes

Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? (The Merchant of Venice)

Does it really matter what these affectionate people do – so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses! (Beatrice Stella Tanner)

My affection hath an unknown bottom, like the Bay of Portugal. (As You Like It)

Our affections are our life. We live by them; they supply our warmth.

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

Our affections, however laudable, in this transitory world, should never master us; we should guide them, guide them.

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.

“Affection,” said Miss Lavinia, glancing at her sister for corroboration, which she gave in the form of a little nod to every clause, “mature affection, homage, devotion, does not easily express itself. Its voice is low. It is modest and retiring, it lies in ambush, waits and waits. Such is the mature fruit. Sometimes a […]

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

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.