I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.
I am astonished but not discouraged by my enormous responsibility. Devoted both from affection and duty to the cause of the people, I shall combat with equal ardor aristocracy, despotism, and faction.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
It is difficult to be creative and enthusiastic about anything for which we do not feel affection.
I will say go into the world and try to find good people that feel genuine affection and love for you, and disregard everything else about their background.
I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets.
From an early period, I had the happiness to rank among the foremost in the American Revolution. In the affection and confidence of the people, I am proud to say, I have a great share.