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In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist.

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui s, vanish, all duties even.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

André Maurois (1885-1967) French writer.

I never met a man I didn't like.

Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist and actor.

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper -- and despise it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-?) Russian novelist, dramatist and historian.