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

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

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.

Phaedrus

Woman is closer to angels than man because she knows how to mingle an infinite tenderness with the most absolute compassion.

Honore de Balzac

Tenderness, without a capacity of relieving, only makes the man who feels it more wretched than the object which sues for assistance.

Oliver Goldsmith

The necessities of our condition require a thousand offices of tenderness, which mere regard for the species will never dictate.

Samuel Johnson

Tenderness is the infancy of love.

Antoine de Rivarol

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

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

William James

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.

Samuel Johnson

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 I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

Louis Pasteur

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

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Updated On : July 25, 2013
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