Affection on Valentine’s Day

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
– Alfred A. Montapert

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
– C. S. Lewis, 1898 – 1963

We should measure affection, not like youngsters by the ardor of its passion, but by its strength and constancy.
– Cicero, 106 – 43 BC

When you make an omelet, as when you make love, affection counts for more than technique.
– Isabel Allende

Noble characters and pure affections and happy scenes are very comforting things. They’re a refuge from life’s disillusionment.
– Gustave Flaubert, 1821 – 1880

Does it really matter what these affectionate people do, so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses?
– Mrs Patrick Campbell, 1865 – 1940

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