affection

A Quote by Peter Ustinov on affection, friendship, learning, love, marriage, needs, and respect

Marriage is like a three-speed gearbox - affection, friendship, love. It is not advisable to crash your gears and go right through to love straightaway. You need to ease your way through. The basis of love is respect, and that needs to be learned from affection and friendship.

Peter Ustinov (1921 -)

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A Quote by Neil Gaiman on action, affection, caution, evil, good, and influence

I do not permit affection, or lack thereof, to influence my actions. There is good, and there is evil. The good must be protected; the evil eradicated. I have shown you the triumph of evil, as a caution.

Neil Gaiman (1960 -)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on affection, books, children, education, and interest

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Lyman Littlefield on adversity, affection, angels, blush, brides, charm, circumstances, crime, earth, evolution, existence, fatherhood, fortune, grace, health, heart, justice, kindness, life, mortality, motherhood, science, seasons, time, trus

The proudest monarch that ever wore a crown, or the most illustrious commander whose fortune it has been to subjugate empires, are melted into contrition when she who nursed the incipient fires of his mortal existence is passing from earth to be hidden from his gaze through the appointed seasons of revolving time. Even the obdurate and depraved turn to her with reverence, and though crime may have placed his feet upon the scaffold where his offense is to be expiated, yet even there the obdurate heart melts into contrition as regretful recollections crowd his bosom that his life had not been molded by the plastic hand of a mother's watchfulness and the words of gentle admonition that fell from her lips. We reverence father for his protection and justice, for sheltering abodes that have secured us from the pelting storms, for his continued kindness as we grow from infancy to manhood, for his wise counsels and expenditure of means, perhaps to polish and refine us with educational science, but through all these bestowments the mother's vigilance has been co-equal, and through all she has ministered as the guardian angel of our existence. Her gentle hand is remembered in every circumstance and condition that has intervened. In health she has spoken kindly congratulations and in sickness has patiently watched through the midnight vigils to bathe the burning brow and still the raging pulse with grateful emollients. She moves in a sphere where unselfish affection holds dominion and wins its votaries by the charms of gentleness and grace, which draw upon the most enduring sensibilities evolved in the bosom of mortals. The adoration that may be revealed in the responsive blushes that glow upon a maiden's cheek, may be more impulsive and brilliant, but cannot be more lasting or conducive to the perpetuity of more substantial benefits. The holy flame of a mother's devotion will burn on undiminished in its brightness, while that of the trusted bride and bridegroom may wane and be extinguished upon the bleak shores swept by the unwelcome winds of adversity.

Lyman Littlefield

Source: Lyman Littlefield Reminiscences (1888), p.135 - p.136

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A Quote by Lewis Thomas on affection, goals, language, life, music, nature, and usefulness

We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection. We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a "common goal" of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.

Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)

Source: The Medusa and the Snail (1979)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on affection, friendship, heart, poetry, sacred, soul, spirit, tears, and wine

Poetry, my dear friends, is a sacred incarnation of a smile. Poetry is a sigh that dries the tears. Poetry is a spirit who dwells in the soul, whose nourishment is the heart, whose wine is affection. Poetry that comes not in this form is a false messiah.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on affection, happiness, heart, kindness, mankind, nobility, spirit, and women

From a sensitive woman's heart springs the happiness of mankind, and from the kindness of her noble spirit comes mankind's affection.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on affection, angels, beauty, devil, emptiness, knowledge, life, and spirit

He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on affection, certainty, gold, magic, museums, and secrets

His sword he hung over the mantelpiece. His coat of mail was arranged on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum) His gold and silver was largely spent in presents, both useful and extravagent - which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his nephews and his nieces. His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came!

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Hobbit

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on affection, animals, food, learning, pain, and time

Pavlov's findings were that some animals learned more quickly if rewarded (by affection, by food, by stroking) each time they showed the right response, while others learned more quickly when the penalty for not learning was a painful stimulus.

Joost Meerloo

Source: The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing

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