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

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. See quote detail

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.

How often a new affection makes a new man. The sordid becomes liberal; the cowering, heroic; the frivolous girl, the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love.

How sacred and beautiful is the feeling of affection in the pure and guileless soul! The proud may sneer at it, the fashionable call it a fable, the selfish and dissipated affect to despise it, but the holy passion is surely from heaven, and is made evil only by the corruptions of those it was sent to preserve and bless.

I'd rather than that crowds should sigh for me, that from some kindred eye the trickling tear should steal.

If there is any thing that keeps the mind open to angel visits, and repels the ministry of evil, it is a pure human love.

It is with books as with women, where a certain plainness of manner and of dress is more engaging than that glare of paint and airs and apparel which may dazzle the eye, but reaches not the affections.

Mature affection, homage, devotion, does not easily express itself. Its voice is low. It is modest and retiring, it lays in ambush and waits. Such is the mature fruit. Sometimes a life glides away, and finds it still ripening in the shade. The light inclinations of very young people are as dust compared to rocks.

Of all earthly music that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart.

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other,

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

Our sweetest experiences of affection are meant to point us to that realm which is the real and endless home of the heart.

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. See quote detail

Th' affiction iv th' American people is always aimed thrue an' is invaryable fatal. See quote detail

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

The affections, like conscience, are rather to be led than driven. - Those who many where they do not love, will be likely to love where they do not marry.

The effect of the indulgence of this human affection is a certain cordial exhilaration. See quote detail

There is in life no blessing like affection; it soothes, it hallows, elevates, subdues, and bringeth down to earth its native heaven: life has nought else that may supply its place.

There is so little to redeem the dry mass of follies and errors that make up so much of life, that anything to love or reverence becomes, as it were, a sabbath to the soul.


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