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Quotes about Gentleness and Friendship
Gentleness Quotes

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People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
- Han Suyin

 

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Leo Buscaglia

In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear,
gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning.
- Roger Ascham

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
- Pierre Corneille

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Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
- Pierre Corneille

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.
- Coco Chanel

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner,
but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
- Lord Chesterfield

There is a gentleness in Michigan that you just can't replicate.
- Jennifer Granholm

But wealth is a great means of refinement;
and it is a security for gentleness,
since it removes disturbing anxieties.
- Donald G. Mitchell

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness
that impresses the Middle East,
but strength.
- Meir Kahane

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

I want to make wines that harmonize with food -
wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.
- Robert Mondavi

Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
- Hugh Blair

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
- Phaedrus

The Saviour reigned in all their hearts,
and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness,
which he had left them.
- John Strachan

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
- Saint Francis de Sales

That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity.
So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone,
to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.
- Meredith Monk

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,
and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
- Leo Rosten

I place a high moral value on the way people behave.
I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with
anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word -
politeness of the heart,
a gentleness of the spirit.
- Fran Lebowitz

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds
with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I Honor myself,
I am confident of my being,
and I am gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, I will be gentle with myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I entrust my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Find your way with the certain and gentle light of forgiveness.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,
Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I thank Spirit for EVERYTHING
that has brought me to this moment,
and entrust my entire being
to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful
than Thor with his hammer.
The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
- Henry David Thoreau

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
- Carl Sandburg

It is not light that we need, but fire;
it is not the gentle shower,
but thunder.
We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
- Frederick Douglass

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Daddy was real gentle with kids.
That's why I expected so much out of marriage,
figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.
- Loretta Lynn

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.
- Helen Rowland

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why
some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
- Kent Nerburn

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

My father also happened to be an intellectual,
as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known.
Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher.
- James Tobin

No man or woman can be strong, gentle,
pure, and good, without the world being better for
it and without someone being helped and comforted by
the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight,
my every pain is born.
- Michelangelo

I'm not really big on slapstick humor.
I like gentle humor.
- Anjelica Huston

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain,
that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows,
than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else.
- Oliver Cromwell

It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.
- Joseph Priestley

Where hast thou wandered.
gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
- William C. Bryant

But a true diva has dismissed that drama.
A true diva's heart is open, and she's ready to play by her own rules -
rules that are gentle and kind.
- Jenifer Lewis

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder
and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender,
for tomorrow we may have to eat them.
- Mo Udall

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can
work wonders and accomplish miracles.
- William Hazlitt

Only the gentle are ever really strong.
- James Dean

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed,
one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
- Garrison Keillor

Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle,
and there will be nothing without thee that is not
beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
- James Allen

Do not go gentle into that good night.
- Dylan Thomas


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