The man of character is the persistent man, the man who is faithful to his own word, his own convictions, his own affections.
Any commands which Congress may have for me shall be cheerfully executed by one of their earliest soldiers, whose happiness it is to think that, at a less smiling moment, he had the honor to be adopted by America, and whose blood, exertions, and affections will in her good times, as they have been in her worst, be entirely at her service.
In life, there are no perfect affections.
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.
In the poetic tradition, the heart’s affections are indeed holy, and if organizations are asking for people’s hearts and minds, they are asking in a way for their holy and hidden affections at the same time.
Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue.