True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.
Tenderness is the repose of Passion.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness.
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.
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 vivac.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
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.
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
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