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Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred A. Montapert
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it.
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.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
However great his outward conformity, the immigrant is not Americanized unless his interests and affections have become deeply rooted here. And we properly demand of the immigrant even more than this. He must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment.
Louis D. Brandeis
You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.
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.
Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the centre, but not the boundary, of the affections.
Mary Baker Eddy
It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the affections even to do good.
When people think about 'thinking,' they often think 'academia;' they think 'threat.' They think 'coldness.' I want to reverse all those images and say, 'No, the brain God gave you is intended to throw fuel on the fire of your affections for God. It's really good at it if you let it.'
My affections are easily swayed and I can be very unfaithful.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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