Fondness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fondness quotes, fondness sayings, and fondness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fondness is a poor substitute for friendship.     

Mary Wollstonecraft

No man is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness of himself.     

Samuel Johnson

The fondness we have for self furnishes another long rank of prejudices.     

Isaac Watts

The more things for which you develop a fondness the richer the life you live.     

Dan Buettner

A fondness for power is implanted in most men, and it is natural to abuse it when acquired.     

Alexander Hamilton

A fondness for reading changes the inevitable dull hours of our life into exquisite hours of delight.     

Baron de Montesquieu

Showing a greater fondness for their own opinions than for truth, they sought to deny and disprove the new things which, if they had cared to look for themselves, their own senses would have demonstrated to them.     

Galileo Galilei

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.     

Pope Paul VI

When affection only speaks, truth is not always there.     

Thomas Middleton

Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated.     

Bertrand Russell

Affection is an overpowering craving to be compellingly sought.     

Robert Frost

Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.     

Henri de Montherlant

Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot.     

Zora Neale Hurston

Love is the affection of a mind that has nothing better to engage it.     

Theophrastus

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

William Ellery Channing

It is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends.     

Dalai Lama XIV

True happiness must arise from well-regulated affections, and an affection includes a duty.     

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Isabel Allende

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

Lillian Gordy Carter

A fondness for martyrdom, especially of the verbal variety, is common to the young.     

Barbara Mertz

One defining symptom of decadence is a fondness for vast and nonsensical extravagance.     

Robert Silverberg

A fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.     

Jane Austen

Only a mother knows a mother's fondness.     

Mary Wortley Montagu

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.     

Mason Cooley

Affection is the broadest basis of a good life.     

George Eliot

A girl's affections should never be won unsought.     

Anne Bronte

To lead men, you have to lead them with affection.     

J. R. D. Tata

Set your affection to infinity and your hate to zero!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.     

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Only as we mature does affection begin to depend on achievement.     

Alain De Botton