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  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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

  2. Noah Webster:

    Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground.

  3. Joseph Joubert:

    I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.

  4. Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary", ch. 12:

    ...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.

  5. George Eliot:

    Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

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