Gentleness Quotes

Do not think me gentle because I speak in praise of gentleness, or elegant because I honor the grace that keeps this world. I am a man crude as any, gross of speech, intolerant, stubborn, angry, full of fits and furies. That I may have spoken well at times, is not natural. A wonder is what it is.

Wendell Berry

Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.

Hugh Blair

Courage is by no means incompatible with tenderness. On the contrary, gentleness and tenderness have been found to characterize the men, no less than the women, who have done the most courageous deeds.

Samuel Smiles

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

Phaedrus

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

Francis de Sales

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.

Karl Popper

To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice -- and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less, gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given. Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; and laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, in hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke

Christ of his gentleness, / Thirsting and hungering / Walked in the wilderness; / Soft words of grace he spoke / Unto lost desert-folk / That listened wondering.

Robert Graves

The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.

Bhagavad Gita

Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness.

Jules Michelet

O for the gentleness of old Romance, the simple planning of a minstrel's song!

John Keats

Gentleness, good treatment, honor the victor and dishonor the vanquished, who should remain aloof and owe nothing to pity In war, audacity is the finest calculation of genius.

Napoleon Bonaparte

O for the gentleness of old Romance, the simple planning of a minstrel's song

John Keats

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell

Karl Popper

Three things take the slave to God's pleasure: 1) Increase in seeking forgiveness 2) Gentleness 3) Increased charity giving

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender.

Bryant McGill

Strangers who have seen Shaw face to face are wont to report their surprise at his gentleness and consideration, his willingness to listen and his complete lack of pose.

Jacques Barzun

The spirit of true religion breathes gentleness and affability; it gives a native, unaffected ease to the behavior; it is social, kind, cheerful; far removed from the cloudy and illiberal disposition which clouds the brow, sharpens the temper, and dejects the spirit.

Hugh Blair

From first to last, he is the same, always the same, majestic and simple, extremely severe and extremely mild in the business of public life, so to speak, Jesus does not hold to any criticism, his prudent manner so delighted admiration by a mixture of strength and gentleness.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If you find yourself to be a sort of an abrasive type of person, perhaps you might try to be gentle, because the truth is that gentleness and kindness are a lot more powerful than we are led to believe. And if you are like this, and people are telling you it doesn't work, don't listen to them do what you know is right.

MaryAnne Ysabella

It is easy to consider advice when it is brought forth with care, and consideration, and gentleness. Sometimes people are offended or feel manipulated if you are so blustering, you see. And it's an opportunity to be kind you know usually if you're giving advice, it's because you care about people and you love them. So you ought to act that way.

MaryAnne Ysabella

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