June 7, 2009


  • In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
  • Most people would rather give than get affection.
  • The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
  • wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
  • Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.
  • We may not return the affection of those who like us, but we always respect their good judgment.
  • The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
  • A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
  • Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
  • Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.


  • The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
  • One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
  • Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
  • The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
  • We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
  • The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
  • Accept everything about yourself I mean everything, you are you and that is the beginning and the end no apologies, no regrets.
  • Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
  • Some people swallow the universe like a pill, they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
  • We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
  • I wish they would only take me as I am.
  • The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
  • The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.


  • One may be continually abusive without saying any thing just, but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
  • Whipping and abuse are like laudanum, you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
  • An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
  • I do not waste my time in answering abuse, I thrive under it like a field that benefits from manure.
  • We like so much to hear people talk of us and of our motives, that we are charmed even when they abuse us.