83+ Best Affection Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational affection quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Affection Quotes

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce. – Mason Cooley

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. – Buddha

Any love or happiness given to anyone always comes back. Unfortunately we expect it from the same person. – Brahma Kumaris

That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own. – Barack Obama

Love is one of the strongest feelings one can ever have. It comes over you all of a sudden and totally absorbs before you manage to realize the fact. – Auliq Ice

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. – Khalil Gibran

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

You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue. – C. JoyBell C.

We become what we behold. – William Blake

Affection should not be too sharp eyed, and love is not made by magnifying glasses. – Thomas Browne

I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do. – Nan Fairbrother

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. – Christopher Hitchens

Sharing the same passionate love with another person, gives a feeling of being alive! The experience of something real, is unforgettable. – Ellen J. Barrier

Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives. – Lorii Myers

I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me. – Charlotte Brontë

Affection expressed physically made friendship so complete and binding. – Gordon Merrick

Affection is like the noonday sun; it does not need the presence of another to be manifest. – Isabel Allende

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. – John Joseph Powell

Real living is living for others. – Bruce Lee

We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him. – Jane Austen

There is no power greater than true affection. – Seneca The Younger

We were not a hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well made cocktail. – David Sedaris

Affection is the source of self-confidence, happiness, security, and a comfortable mental state. – Amanda Mosher

Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly. – Jane Austen

Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated. – Bertrand Russell

True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them. – Michael Bassey Johnson

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. – James Russell Lowell

True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other. – Michael Bassey Johnson

A little bit of affection goes a long way toward reconciling one with the world. – Marty Rubin

The greater are our affections the deeper are our afflictions, and the more we love the more we have to weep. – J.C. Ryle

Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time! – Drew Barrymore

Affection will burn cheerily when the white flame of love is flickered out. Affection is a fire that can be fed from day to day and be piled up ever higher as the wintry years draw nigh. – Jerome K. Jerome

It’s true that nothing in this world makes us so necessary to others as the affection we have for them. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you love someone as much as that, you don’t believe they can die. You think your love protects them. – Irine Namirovsky

There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger. – Elizabeth Gaskell

A concrete love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture of affection, care, desire and expectation. – Munia Khan

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. – George Bernard Shaw

Affection would not be affection if it was loudly and frequently expressed; to produce it in public is like getting your household furniture out for a move. It did very well in its place, but it looks shabby or tawdry or grotesque in the sunshine. – C.S. Lewis

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

She was so delicate that, while we sat beneath the linden branches, a leaf would fall and drift down and touch her skin, and it would leave a bruise. So as we sat in the afternoon hour, beneath that fragrant linden bower, I had to chase all of the leafs that fell away. – Roman Payne

True love is deep spiritual affection. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Affection is blind reason. – James Howell

People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy. – Bob Hope

Affection is a habit. – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Set your affection to infinity and your hate to zero! – Mehmet Murat ildan

True affection and love have a purity which shall always prevail over bigotry. – Libba Brat

Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn. – Daniel Keyes

Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

Affection is like bread, unnoticed till we starve, and then we dream of it, and sing of it, and paint it, when every urchin in the street has more than he can eat. – Emily Dickinson

Affection is the broadest basis of a good life. – George Eliot

It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog. – Jennifer Haigh

A little love and affection in everything you do will make the world a better place with or without you. – Neil Young

I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one’s cheeks. – R. L. LaFevers

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. – C. S. Lewis

Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot. – Zora Neale Hurston

The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you recieve from them. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Affection is a much profound emotion, which is inexplicable but can be fathomed through our pores. It percolates down our skin slowly. – Balroop Singh

A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity…When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently. – Gretchen Rubin

With our love, we could save the world. – Geirge Harrison

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

No man can protect you like your father, No women can love you like your mother. – Pradeepa Pandiyan

Only as we mature does affection begin to depend on achievement. – Alain De Botton

Then stay with me a little longer,’ Madame Olenska said in a low tone, just touching his knee with her plumed fan. It was the lightest touch, but it thrilled him like a caress. – Edith Wharton

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. – Sir John Lubbock

He was not his father, and this was not his work; but he was the master, and this was his masterpiece. – Victor Hugo

Like a child who saves their favourite food on the plate for last, I try to save all thoughts of you for the end of the day so I can dream with the taste of you on my tongue. – Kamand Kojouri

Often we withhold our affections, waiting first for love to be extended to us. The irony is that we are loved for loving. – Richelle E. Goodrich

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We are what comes to us and by what we choose to fulfill. We learn love by experiencing other people loving us and by cultivating compassion for all humankind. – Kilroy J. Oldster

No emotion was supposed to cross the great divide of class. Affection could erase all hierarchy; in this was the danger, and the delight. – Damon Galgut

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. – James Henry Leigh Hunt

Sometimes words are like water and lips as strong as wine. – Dave Guerrero

True devotion and humility is when you carelessly allow yourself to fall in love with things you consider will make you look inferior, which in essence, makes you superior. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Unknowingly, he prepared me to survive the rest of my days with the way he shielded himself from emotional vulnerabilities that slowly destroy the rest of us. – Crystal Woods

He wondered how it could have taken him so long to realize how much he cared for her, and he told her so, and she called him an idiot, and he declared that it was the finest thing that ever a man has been called. – Neil Gaiman

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

We men are fascinated by the things we don’t really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts. – Criss Jami

A light rain touches my cheek like an angel’s butterfly kisses. – Amanda Mosher

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