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”

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

Sanober  Khan
“funny how our hearts
were designed
to love
so fiercely.

but break
ever so gently.”
Sanober Khan

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

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

“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

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: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Steve Maraboli
“...she doesn't have to choose between being gentle or being fierce. Both exist in nature and both exist in her. That's ok. She'll know to nourish them both and when applicable, use each unapologetically.”
Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

“The truly strong are always gentle.”
Yuuki Obata

Sijdah Hussain
“Complain about each other to each other.
Have your freedom … G E N T L Y.
Discuss your mind – politely.”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Fiona Valpy
“her fingertips brushed his hand for a fleeting moment, a touch as gentle as the brush of a butterfly's wing”
Fiona Valpy, The Beekeeper's Promise

Krystalle Bianca
“Everything about him is just so…. gentle. There is nothing hard about him. He’s just quiet, soft; everything a man is told not to be.”
Krystalle Bianca, Perfectly Fractured (The Imperfect, #1).

Corinne Beenfield
“She lifted her hand and placed it on his chest, the exquisite little heartbeat radiating through her touch. Helen smiled, realizing she had found in this soft bundle something strong—unconquerable, even.

Something greater than any obstacle they might face as they made their way through the dark night. It was his soul, the unspoken words inside him that he wasn’t quite ready to tell her, but oh, they were there.”
Corinne Beenfield, The Ocean's Daughter

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without humility, how can you enter into heaven?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Stillness is about being still.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Think kind thoughts and be gentle with what you say,
If you are lost for words,
Take a minute,
To just stop and pray”
Charmaine J. Forde

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Be gentle, be gentle”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Chinua Achebe
“Okonkwo was ruled by one passion -- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.”
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

Abhijit Naskar
“Gentleness breeds sanity, anger breeds insanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Servitude is Sanctitude

“Pride is cyanide.”
Constance Friday

Eva Ibbotson
“Aware that she was on the edge of the abyss, that he must call her back very gently, he laid only the lightest of hands on her hair.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Company of Swans

Susan Saxx
“He rubbed harder, and a bit of the purple came through. Finally. “Does it hurt?”

She sighed again. “Not physically, Cowboy.” 

That’s all I needed to know.”

But his voice was gentle. 
He continued, working the spot, then as the red showed through and he knew he was down to her skin, he leaned in for a warm kiss on that spot, and thought he was just about going to lose it. 

Tabby. Dear Lord, Tabby Logan. He was kissing her.”
Susan Saxx, A Real Man: The First Miracle - The Delta North Team Soldiers Coming Home Small Town Military Romance Series

Amit Kalantri
“Be patient when you have nothing, be polite when you have everything.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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