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

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Victor Hugo

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

Victor Hugo

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

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

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

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

Henry Fielding

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.

Frederick William Robertson

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

George Eliot

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

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Proverbs

Glances of true beauty can be seen in the faces of those who live in true meekness.

Henry David Thoreau

Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.

Hugh Blair

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

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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