Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.
Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.
The necessities of our condition require a thousand offices of tenderness, which mere regard for the species will never dictate.
Tenderness is the infancy of love.
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.
There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
When we exaggerate our friends tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue.
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.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love .... kindness is goodwill, kindness says "I want you to be happy." Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Tenderness is a virtue.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
Tenderness is the rest of passion.
Want of tenderness is want of parts, and is no less a proof of stupidity than depravity.