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Gentleness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Gentleness.

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

 

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

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

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Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
- Phaedrus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle;
it is the spirit behind your actions and words that
announces your inner state.
- Rene Char

The active part of man consists of powerful instincts,
some of which are gentle and continuous;
others violent and short; some baser,
some nobler, and all necessary.
- Francis W. Newman

There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
- George Herbert

My wife is one of the best wimin on this Continent,
altho' she isn't always gentle as a lamb with mint sauce.
- Charles Farrar Browne

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by
pretending not to be aware of it.
- Oliver Herford

Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel,
with gentle gale.
- Matthew Green

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle,
terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.
- Alvin Ailey

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

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

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul,
angry or gentle.
Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
- David Herbert Lawrence

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

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

Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from
selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.
- Roald Dahl

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle;
but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
- Michel de Montaigne

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
- George Herbert


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