Affections Quotes

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Roman Payne
“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

Jonathan Edwards
“He that has doctrinal knowledge and speculation only, without affection, never is engaged in the business of religion.”
Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards
“If the heart be chiefly and directly fixed on God, and the soul engaged to glorify him, some degree of religious affection will be the effect and attendant of it. But to seek after affection directly and chiefly; to have the heart principally set upon that; is to place it in the room of God and his glory. If it be sought, that others may take notice of it, and admire us for our spirituality and forwardness in religion, it is then damnable pride; if for the sake of feeling the pleasure of being affected, it is then idolatry and self-gratification.”
Jonathan Edwards, The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Roman Payne
“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive and feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

Elisabeth Elliot
“Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone accept, His Lordship. The Cross, as it enters the love life, will reveal the heart’s truth.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control

C. JoyBell C.
“As women, we are always taught never to let a man know of our affections towards him, lest he laugh, run away, or think that we are psycho. But what if that's not true? Have you ever stopped to think that? What if it's like there's a beautiful little bird in our hearts and we're too afraid to let anyone see it in there? What's wrong with letting anyone know that there's a bird in your chest? Maybe there are lots of wrong ones, but maybe there's one that's just for you— the one who won't laugh or run away when he sees that little bird. After all, it’s just a pretty bird!”
C. JoyBell C.

Jonathan Edwards
“It does not answer the aim which God had in this institution, merely for men to have good commentaries and expositions on the Scripture, and other good books of divinity; because, although these may tend, as well as preaching, to give a good doctrinal or speculative understanding of the word of God, yet they have not an equal tendency to impress them on men's hearts and affections. God hath appointed a particular and lively application of his word, in the preaching of it, as a fit means to affect sinners with the importance of religion, their own misery, the necessity of a remedy, and the glory and sufficiency of a remedy provided; to stir up the pure minds of the saints, quicken their affections by often bringing the great things of religion in their remembrance, and setting them in their proper colours, though they know them, and have been fully instructed in them already. ”
Jonathan Edwards

William Wilberforce
“We can scarcely indeed look into any part of the sacred volume without meeting abundant proofs, that it is the religion of the Affections which God particularly requires. Love, Zeal, Gratitude, Joy, Hope, Trust, are each of them specified; and are not allowed to us as weaknesses, but enjoined on us as our bounden duty, and commended to us as our acceptable worship.”
William Wilberforce, Real Christianity

Jonathan Edwards
“Who will deny that true religion consists, in a great measure, in vigorous and lively actings of the inclination and will of the soul, or the fervent exercises of the heart? That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless, wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference. ”
Jonathan Edwards

Simon Sebag Montefiore
“Necessity is very often the mother of romance.”
Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jerusalem: The Biography

John Piper
“If truth does not lead to falling in love, it fails.”
John Piper

Jonathan Edwards
“Since holiness is the main thing that excites, draws, and governs all gracious affections, it is no wonder that all such affections tend to holiness. That which men love, they desire to have and to be united to, and possessed of. That beauty which men delight in, they desire to be adorned with. Those acts which men delight in, they necessarily incline to do.”
Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Kind words and tender affections will not save me from this lake of woe and misery, but they may be enough of a buoy to prevent my drowning.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

John Piper
“Minimizing the importance of transformed feelings makes Christian conversion less supernatural and less radical. It is humanly manageable to make decisions of the will for Christ. No supernatural power is required to pray prayers, sign cards, walk aisles, or even stop sleeping around. Those are good. They just don’t prove that anything spiritual has happened. Christian conversion, on the other hand, is a supernatural, radical thing. The heart is changed. And the evidence of it is not just new decisions, but new affections, new feelings.”
John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Timothy J. Keller
“No one has ever been deeply changed by an act of the will. The only thing that can re-forge and change a life at its root, is love.”
Timothy Keller, King's Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus

Jane Austen
“You have everybody dearest to you always at hand; I, probably, never shall again; and therefore, till I have outlived all my affections, a post office, I think, must always have power to draw me out in worse weather than today.”
Jane Austen, Emma

Ik Marvel
“Death, distance, and time, shall each one of them dig graves for your affections; but this you do not know, nor can know, until the story of your life is ended.”
Ik Marvel, Dream Life

Sherry Turkle
“As adults, we can develop and change our opinions. In childhood, we establish the truth of our hearts.”
Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Jen Pollock Michel
“Our small group is committed to getting the biblical text under our skin.”
Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith

Matt Perman
“Technology, hardware, and capital can be copied easily. What can't be copied easily is the culture and human capacity that create those in the first place and does so in a way that engages not just functionally with people, but also emotionally so that people want what your organization offers.”
Matt Perman, What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

Matt Perman
“We need to care about beauty and not just the utility of our products because people are not only rational but also emotional. We need to treat people as whole people. This means caring about purity and the emotional side of human nature, not just utility.”
Matt Perman, What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

Richard Baxter
“Consideration doth, as it were, open the door between the head and the heart: the understanding having received truths, lays them up in the memory now, consideration is the conveyer of theme from thence to the affections (571).”
Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest

Bianca Marconero
“Allargare la propria cerchia di affetti vuol dire esporsi alle cose che possono andare male. Può sembrare un discorso cinico, ma lascio l'ottimismo agli avventati. Poiché la vita mi ha già preso a calci un paio di volte, ora adotto le mie precauzioni. Disarmo la sfiga, limitando il numero di persone che mi possono ferire. Da quando ho messo in pratica questa regola, la via vita fa meno paura.”
Bianca Marconero, Un altro giorno ancora

“Love is the center of all affections.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Thomas Chalmers
“There are two ways in which a practical moralist may attempt to displace from the human heart its love for the world — either by a demonstration of the world’s vanity, so that the heart shall be prevailed upon simply to withdraw its regards from an object that is not worthy of it; or, by setting forth another object, even God, as more worthy of its attachment, so that the heart shall be prevailed upon not to resign an old affection, which shall have nothing to succeed it, but to exchange an old affection for a new one... From the constitution of our nature, the former method is altogether incompetent and ineffectual, and the latter method will alone suffice for the rescue and recovery of the heart from the wrong affection that domineers over it.”
Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

A.  Kirk
“Don’t try to pin this on me!”

“The lonely lone wolf didn’t deny he loved Aurora.” Blake chuckled and dodged out of the Aussie’s swack.

“Ugh.” Ayden walked beside me and put a hand around my waist. “Now I have to compete for your affection with both Blake and Matthias.”

I rolled a dramatic shrug. “I tried to put him down easy, but he’s so infatuated. It’s embarrassing. Even with all those other girls after him.”

“I can’t bloody stand you!”
A. Kirk, Drop Dead Demons

“For me, Loneliness is the absence of that person with whom i want to be the most.”
Chetan Mishra

Richard Sibbes
“Where Christ is, he rules; for he takes the keys of the house and governs all. Where he is in the heart and affections - there he rules; and where he takes not his lodging in the affections and in the heart, in the joy, desire, and delight, he is not at all. To have him in the brain to talk, and in the tongue to discourse, and yet to keep the heart filled with worldly lusts, shows that Christ does not reside there. By the heart, I mean, especially, the will and the affections. He draws the will to cleave to him, to choose him for the best good.”
Richard Sibbes, The Matchless Love and Indwelling