To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The end of all good music is to affect the soul.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
How you give reflects and affects how you live.
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
I worry about the things I can affect, and the things I have no control over I move by.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
How you manage truth greatly affects how you manage your life.
An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination.
No affection and a great brain, these are the people to command the world.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.
We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Little things affect little minds.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
It's amazing how quickly your mood can change, how deep your heart can sink and how much one persona can affect you
Factors affecting effective regional cooperation are mindsets and perceptions emanating from the past.
All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.
The power of a song has over people... the simple fact that someone could be having awful day and your song or performance can make that all go away. The way it affects people's lives and how they can remember what was going in their life when they heard a certain song.
Affectation hides three times as many virtues as charity does sins.
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.