Tenderness Quotes

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

What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness.

Sylvia Plath

A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes

Tenderness is the repose of Passion.

Joseph Joubert

Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.

Marlene Dietrich

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

Kahlil Gibran

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

T.S. Eliot
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