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Affect

To love, to desire. (Latin, affecto.)

“Some affect the light, and some the shade.”

—Blair: Grave.

l'Affection aveugle raison (French).

Cassius says to Brutus, “A friendly eye could never see such faults.”

“L'esprit est presque toujours la dupe du coeur.” (La Rochefoucauld: Maximes.)

Again, “a mother thinks all her geese are swans.”

Italian: A ogni grolla paion belli i suoi grollatini. Ad ogni uccello, suo nido è bello.

French: A chaque oiseau son nid parait beau.

Latin: Asinus asino, sus sui, pulcher. Sua cuique res est carissima.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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