A Quote by unknown on affection, dogs, honesty, love, meaning, and understanding

Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love until he's owned a dog. He can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.


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A Quote by Thomas Moore on affection, citizenship, and nature

From thence the beasts be brought in, killed and clean washed by the hands of their bondsmen. For they permit not their free citizens to accustom themselves to the killing of beasts, through the use whereof they think clemency, the gentlest affection of our nature, by little and little to decay and perish.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Dreier on affection, hatred, love, magic, and revenge

It is better to give love. Hatred is a low and degrading motion and is so poisonous that no man is strong enough to use it safely. The hatred we think we are directing against some person or thing or system has a devilish way of turning back upon us. When we seek revenge we administer slow poison to ourselves. When we administer affection it is astonishing what magical results we obtain.

Thomas Dreier

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A Quote by Professor Stephen L. Clark on affection, authority, children, gifts, humanity, life, love, respect, and sharing

Affection towards clan-mates, love of children, deference to authority, disinclination to kill those who have reminded us of common humanity, even some respect for property; these features of human life do not, it seems, stem from our intellectual gifts. We share them with our cousins.

Stephen L. Clark (1945 -)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on affection and indifference

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on affection and power

There is no power greater than true affection.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on affection, spirit, and women

What will not woman, gentle woman dare, When strong affection stirs her spirit up?

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Madoc in Wales. Part ii. 2.

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A Quote by Robert Herrick on affection and love

You say, to me-wards your affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long.

Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674)

Source: Hesperides. Love me Little, Love me Long

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on affection and providence

Who can . . . guess how much industry and providence and affection we have caught from the pantomime of brutes?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on affection, appreciation, beauty, betrayal, children, enthusiasm, friendship, garden, health, honesty, intelligence, laughter, life, people, respect, and world

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Attributed to Emerson but not found in any of his writings.

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