Quotes about Affection

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. Joseph Addison

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigour, but not a long polar frost of indifference. Sir Walter Scott

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. George Eliot

Affection reproaches, but does not denounce. Mason Cooley

Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time. Mary Wollstonecraft

Talk not of wasted affection! affection never was wasted;
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow