Tenderness Quotes

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

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

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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