Best 130 of Gentleness quotes - MyQuotes
I was surprised at her gentleness, her willingness to give in.
Patience and gentleness is power.
Perhaps this is in the end what most marriages are - gentleness, memory, and habit.
In social life we hardly stop to consider how much of that daring spirit which gives mastery comes from hardness of heart rather than from high purpose, or true courage. The man who succumbs to his wife, the mother who succumbs to her daughter, the master who succumbs to his servant, is as often brought to servility by a continual aversion to the giving of pain, by a softness which causes the fretfulness of others to be an agony to himself,—as by any actual fear which the firmness of the imperious one may have produced. There is an inner softness, a thinness of the mind's skin, an incapability of seeing or even thinking of the troubles of others with equanimity, which produces a feeling akin to fear; but which is compatible not only with courage, but with absolute firmness of purpose, when the demand for firmness arises so strongly as to assert itself.
C. Joybell C
It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break. It was an epiphany I had today and I just wonder why it took me so very, very long to see it! You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!
when i speak to you i speak as though i am offering a rose in your hand.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Speak graciously to young men as you would to your brothers.
These hands," he squeezed them both on my face to make his point, "will never touch you without being gentle. Unless that's not what you want, of course." His eyebrow lifted waiting for me to balk, but I just waited. "These arms will never hold you back, but I'll hold you as tight as you'll let me. I can't wait for you to be all mine. You belong to me in every way, Maggie. Mine." I nodded in his hands. He leaned closer and whispered, "Say it." I didn't wait a beat. "I belong to you." And he belonged to me. He grinned. "You're daggum right you do.
Saint Francis De Sales
Better make penitents by gentleness than hypocrites by severity.
With all women gentleness is the most persuasive and powerful argument.
Tender," she said again. "Tender is kind and gentle. It's also sore, like the skin around an injury.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Always be humble and gentle with one another.
If she could take my strength. He put his hand on his chest, feeling his heartbeat. If she could have some of my heart's strength. I'd give years of my life, Lord, if she could use them." He looked at her peaceful face, again looking at her beating pulse. Life seemed so fragile to him. She had become, in such a short time, infinitely precious to him. "A daughter of God. Your daughter, Lord. My wife.
It is the weak that expresses aggressiveness to show strength. But real strength, it's in the gentle.
I love his passion, his power, his gentleness and his caress. His stories full of cries and laughter, his glory of the gods...at worst and best... The Ocean, my and only lover. My Ocean that the key to treasure chest possesses...
MORNINGTIDE The wonderful works of morningtide bring the sight of luminous whiteness, a breathing whimsy among wind-tossed sprigs of green.
Her hand had a lot of strength gained through the process of gentleness.
Considering the fact that we're all laced with flaws, idiosyncrasies, and vulnerabilities, wouldn't it be wise and kind to adopt an attitude of gentleness in relating to each other?
There are times when, that which we wish to be, will come to be, when we let it be.
Cathy Burnham Martin
Being positive takes courage. Kindness takes courage. Gentleness takes courage.
Douglas William Jerrold
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness.
On the inside, the copycats of the ruffians are more delicate than the copycats of prudes.
Jesus never mistreated anyone just because they mistreated Him. He confronted them in a spirit of gentleness and then continued to love them.
Be like water; soft as it is, it breaks through rocks and impenetrable surfaces.
Gisela. She was beautiful and easy to talk to. And unlike Rainhilda, she didn't prattle on and on about things Valten didn't care or know anything about. She talked about horses-a subject he was quite comfortable with. And he always thought a love of horses was sign of gentleness and good character.
Kindness and gentleness never had a gender, and neither did empathy.
To get, simply release, and then gently invite.
I hope you will grow up gentle and good, and never learn bad ways; do your work with a good will, lift your feet up well when you trot, and never bite or kick even in play.
There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate.
SUMMER the cattails sway and the bamboo dances gently into the brightness of a happy day.
Being beautiful has little to do with your looks, and everything to do with your soul.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Humility of the soul; divine.
Being aggressive, you can accomplish some things, but with gentleness, you can accomplish all things.
There are graceful ways of accessing your purpose and success, with time, invitation, gentleness, cooperation and surrender.
Happiness is gentleness, peace, concentration, simplicity, forgiveness, humor, fearlessness, trust, and now.
Injurious Person is not the Person who got Hurt, Its the person who Learned.
...I hardly ever see your profile, but have I told you it's beautiful? - like the soft gentle lines of snow...
No, Zahra, dear, no! Gentleness isn’t weakness.’ Her hand, suspended in midair, trembled with emptiness and fell to her side. ‘How easy it is to be bitter or angry; that’s when you’re at your weakest! But when you choose to be kind, to forget your hurt, that’s when you find within the greatest strength of all.’ She smiled, oh, a smile of such ancient wisdom, her face shone with love. She waited, but when I wouldn’t smile back, she walked past me.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Only love can touch the heart.
Truth is not fully explosive, but purely electric. You don't blow the world up with the truth; you shock it into motion.
At the end of the day…we are anchoring into the peaceful lagoon, smiling at the majestic sun and its flirting rays, slowly slipping into the glittering ballroom of immense night skies, sipping on the platinum moon liquor under the blues of rippling waves kissing my golden foot hanging over the board of gently rocking boat, and diving into the bed of galaxies whispering magical stories of their eternal lives connecting souls…till the dawn…
Be like the elephant my friend - with a strong character and a gentle soul.
In the husband wisedome, in the wife gentlenesse. [In the husband wisdom, in the wife gentleness.]
The ability to be tough-minded remains useful; but by now, the fact that we are all in trouble in terms of both nature and culture can only be denied by those who become overly conservative and blindly reactionary. The more tender-hearted imagination that suggests we are all in this together and that there must be an underlying unity in life may be the only way to survive.
Gentleness generates gentleness. But joy generates love, passion, tenderness and a good dose of laughter.
Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
Why did you leave all the others? he asked me. They weren’t soft enough. —redefining masculinity
And I touched her with the strongest, most delicate touch in the world--like the thumb of God running down the spine of a baby bird.
John J. Geddes
only the gentlest hands can brush away tears
Be very very very gentle with yourself. The world is very very very hard on you