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

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

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

Neil Young

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

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

Balroop Singh

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

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

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

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