Tenderness Quotes

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

T.S. Eliot

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

Kahlil Gibran

Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.

Marlene Dietrich

Tenderness is the repose of Passion.

Joseph Joubert

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou

A child's hand in yours-what tenderness it arouses, what power it conjures. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes

What does one woman see in another than a man cannot see? Tenderness.

Sylvia Plath

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.

Salman Rushdie

A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them.

Henry Louis Mencken

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.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

Henry Fielding

Tenderness is a virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

George Eliot

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

Lawrence Durrell

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

Rollo May

Tenderness is the rest of passion.

Joseph Joubert

A tender-hearted and compassionate disposition, which inclines men to pity and feel the misfortunes of others, and which is, even for its own sake, incapable of involving any man in ruin and misery, is of all tempers of mind the most amiable; and though it seldom receives much honor, is worthy of the highest.

Henry Fielding

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Ibn Rahel

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

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them.

Williams Childs

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

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

Love is know the pain of too much tenderness.

Kahlil Gibran

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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