Gentle Quotes

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Mother Teresa
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:

To speak as little as possible of one's self.

To mind one's own business.

Not to want to manage other people's affairs.

To avoid curiosity.

To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.

To pass over the mistakes of others.

To accept insults and injuries.

To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.

To be kind and gentle even under provocation.

Never to stand on one's dignity.

To choose always the hardest.”
Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

Friedrich Nietzsche
“the voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Richard Paul Evans
“Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.”
Richard Paul Evans, Lost December

Sanober  Khan
“whatever you do
be gentle with yourself.
you don’t just live
in this world
or your home
or your skin.
you also live
in someone’s eyes.”
Sanober Khan

C. JoyBell C.
“Silk is a fine, delicate, soft, illuminating, beautiful substance. But you can never rip it! If a man takes this tender silk and attempts to tear it, and cannot tear it, is he in his right mind to say "This silk is fake! I thought it was soft, I thought it was delicate, but look, I cannot even tear it" ? Surely, this man is not in his right mind! The silk is not fake! This silk is 100% real. It's the man who is stupid!”
C. JoyBell C.

L.M. Montgomery
“Life, deal gently with her ... Love, never desert her”
L.M. Montgomery, Jane of Lantern Hill

Sanober  Khan
“i'm glad to be alive
in a world where
his gently awakening eyes
nourish the morning sun.”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

Richelle E. Goodrich
“When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can't see it. And you would never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“From her thighs, she gives you life
And how you treat she who gives you life
Shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator.
And from seed to dust
There is ONE soul above all others --
That you must always show patience, respect, and trust
And this woman is your mother.
And when your soul departs your body
And your deeds are weighed against the feather
There is only one soul who can save yours
And this woman is your mother.
And when the heart of the universe
Asks her hair and mind,
Whether you were gentle and kind to her
Her heart will be forced to remain silent
And her hair will speak freely as a separate entity,
Very much like the seaweed in the sea --
It will reveal all that it has heard and seen.

This woman whose heart has seen yours,
First before anybody else in the world,
And whose womb had opened the door
For your eyes to experience light and more --
Is your very own MOTHER.
So, no matter whether your mother has been cruel,
Manipulative, abusive, mentally sick, or simply childish
How you treat her is the ultimate test.
If she misguides you, forgive her and show her the right way
With simple wisdom, gentleness, and kindness.
And always remember,
That the queen in the Creator's kingdom,
Who sits on the throne of all existence,
Is exactly the same as in yours.
And her name is,
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Fuyumi Soryo
“For someone so violent, he has a gentle face, doesn't he?”
Fuyumi Soryo

“A memorable heart is the easiest way to immortality.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Judy Garland
“Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we'd like each other a little more.”
Judy Garland

Mango Wodzak
“Cows are exceptionally gentle, loving beings who form strong bonds with their family and friends. Separating any mother from her child, as is routine practise within the dairy industry, inflicts upon both a cruelty beyond words.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Gentle soul, tough spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Be gentle. Pay attention. Offer purposeful healing. Seek Equilibrium. Unfreeze, slowly. Stretch yourself out into the world. Let your eyes calibrate to this new light and notice how it caresses the lines and curves and soft and hard of you. Allow your mouth to twist and stumble around new shapes. Be so very sensory. Notice everything. From every angle. The way your bones feel. The way you orient to space and time. Invite your whole being into this new way of living, into the totality and wholeness of it. Let it be strange and uncomfortable and painful and stiff. Let it be magical and novel and unfamiliar and entirely wonderful. Follow the whispers where they lead.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Erin Forbes
“All living things have the ability to flourish when they are tended with gentle hands.”
Erin Forbes, Fire & Ice: The Lost Dreamer

“Be gentle with your words, your heart is listening.”
Carol 'CC' Miller

Amit Kalantri
“You are a worthy competitor, the best rival I ever encountered, it is an honour to be your opponent, you are better than me at many things, but you cannot beat me at politeness.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Tenderness is a tough spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Seb Reilly
“It was a gentle hum of quiet that he enjoyed as if it was the first time.”
Seb Reilly, Shoal: A Thanet Writers Anthology

L.R. Knost
“Strong-willed children often grow into strong-willed adults who become world leaders, world shapers, and world changers. Parenting them peacefully is not only possible, it’s imperative because sowing peace in their hearts now while they’re in our care will grow a future of peace later when the world is in their care.”
L.R. Knost

“Treat what you love with gentle kindness and appreciative respect.”
J. Earp

L.R. Knost
“Every strength has a corresponding challenge and every challenge has a corresponding strength. The inattentive child may be a deep thinker. The uncooperative child may be a good leader. The emotionally-charged child may be gifted with exceptional empathy. The rule-defying child may be an out-of-the-box innovator.

When faced with challenging behaviors, look for the corresponding strength, and focus on nurturing that gift while providing gentle guidance and coping techniques for the challenging areas. That is the essence of working with, instead of against, our children.”
L.R. Knost

Katherine Applegate
“His voice was deep,
like a storm coming,
but gentle,
like the rain ending.”
Katherine Applegate, Home of the Brave

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Always be gentle.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

L.R. Knost
“The belief that children must be punished to learn better behaviors is illogical. Children learn to roll, crawl, walk, talk, read, and other complex behaviors without a need for punishment. Why, then, wouldn't the same gentle guidance, support, and awareness of developmental capabilities that parents employ to help their little ones learn those complex skills also work to help them learn to pet the cat gently and draw on paper instead of walls?”
L.R. Knost

Mary E. Pearson
“Of course you did." I took a step closer. "You have strengths, Tavish, that I greatly admire. You're skills helped saved Rafe's and my lives, for which I'll always be indebted to you. But there are other kinds of strength too. Quiet, gentle ones that are just as valuable, even if you don't entirely understand them.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Beauty of Darkness

“A gentle touch is all it takes to tame the wildest of men.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Mimi Novic
“We all need to be far more gentler with each other.
And realise that some people's heart's injure with far more ease than others and dance to a quieter music.”
Mimi Novic, Your Light Is the Key

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