Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.


Even children follow’d with endearing wile,
And pluck’d his gown, to share the good man’s smile.
Goldsmith—The Deserted Village. L. 183.

The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot.
Wm. Hazlitt—Table Talk. On the Past and Future.

Who hath not saved some trifling thing
More prized than jewels rare,
A faded flower, a broken ring,
A tress of golden hair.
Ellen C. Howarth—’Tis but a Little Faded Flower.

Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted.
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning
Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
Longfellow—Evangeline. Pt. II. St. 1.

Affection is a coal that must be cool’d;
Else, suffer’d, it will set the heart on fire.
Venus and Adonis. L. 387.

Of such affection and unbroken faith
As temper life’s worst bitterness.
Shelley—The Cenci. Act III. Sc. 1.