Tenderness Quotes

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any dread of ridicule.

Frederick William Robertson

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

Victor Hugo

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

Victor Hugo

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.

Kahlil Gibran

True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.

Therese of Lisieux

There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

On that arid square, that fragment nipped off from hot Africa, soldered so crudely to inventive Europe; On that tableland scored by rivers, Our thoughts have bodies; the menacing shapes of our fever Are precise and alive. For the fears which made us respond To the medicine ad and the brochure of winter cruises Have become invading battalions; And our faces, the institute-face, the chain-store, the ruin Are projecting their greed as the firing squad and the bomb. Madrid is the heart. Our moments of tenderness blossom As the ambulance and the sandbag; Our hours of friendship into a people's army.

Wystan Hugh Auden

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.

John Ruskin

When we exaggerate our friends tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

Louis Pasteur

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.

George Eliot

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

Frederick William Robertson

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.

Henry Fielding

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

William James

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

Tenderness is the infancy of love.

Antoine de Rivarol

The necessities of our condition require a thousand offices of tenderness, which mere regard for the species will never dictate.

Samuel Johnson

Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.

Oliver Goldsmith

Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.

Honore de Balzac

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.

Henry Fielding

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.

Henry Louis Mencken

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.

Salman Rushdie

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