Affectionate Sayings and Quotes

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


Affection reproaches, but does not denounce.     

Mason Cooley

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

Brahma Kumaris

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

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

Basil Rathbone

We become what we behold.     

William Blake

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

Thomas Browne

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

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

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

Real living is living for others.     

Bruce Lee

There is no power greater than true affection.     

Seneca The Younger

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

Amanda Mosher

Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated.     

Bertrand Russell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.     

James Russell Lowell

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

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

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

Irène Némirovsky

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

True love is deep spiritual affection.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Affection is blind reason.     

James Howell

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

Where there is love there is life.     

Mahatma Gandhi