Tenderness Quotes

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

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

Henry Fielding

It’s only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Lawrence Durrell

It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.

Durrell, Lawrence

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

Love is know the pain of too much tenderness.

Kahlil Gibran

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.

Jean Paul Richter

The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.

Pedro Almodovar

The less tenderness a man has in his nature, the more he requires from others.

Ibn Rahel

Want of tenderness is want of parts, and is no less a proof of stupidity than depravity.

Samuel Johnson

Tenderness is the rest of passion.

Joseph Joubert

Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.

Rollo May

Tenderness is a virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

Jane Austen
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