Gentleness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gentleness" (showing 1-30 of 126)
Max Lucado
“I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.”
Max Lucado

Mary Wollstonecraft
“[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Richelle Mead
“Yet, it had been Dimitri’s gentleness and thoughtfulness mixed with that deadliness that made him so wonderful. The same hands that wielded stakes with such precision would carefully brush the hair out of my face. The eyes that could astutely spot any danger in the area would regard me wonderingly and worshipfully, like I was the most beautiful and amazing woman in the world.”
Richelle Mead, Blood Promise

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.”
Ralph W. Sockman

Brennan Manning
“As we come to grips with our own selfishness and stupidity, we make friends with the impostor and accept that we are impoverished and broken and realize that, if we were not, we would be God. The art of gentleness toward ourselves leads to being gentle with others -- and is a natural prerequisite for our presence to God in prayer.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Charlotte Brontë
“Oh! that gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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!”
C. JoyBell C.

Vimala McClure
“A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security.”
Vimala McClure, The Tao of Motherhood

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

Leo Rosten
“I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.”
Leo Rosten, Captain Newman, M. D

Brennan Manning
“Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“Live in the wisdom of accepted tenderness. Tenderness awakens within the security of knowing we are thoroughly and sincerely liked by someone...
Scripture suggests that the essence of the divine nature is compassion and that the heart of God is defined by tenderness.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brenna Yovanoff
“Tender," she said again. "Tender is kind and gentle. It's also sore, like the skin around an injury.”
Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between

Mitch Albom
“You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

C. JoyBell C.
“The thing about learning how to fight is that— some of us are not born with that desire. They say some are born fighters; but they don't usually point out that others just aren't. Some of us are forced by life to take up arms and fight. Many of us are. The art lies in knowing when to wield those arms and when to put them down. I don't think it's a matter of pretending to be ideally unharmed by life and untouched by darkness; because that is hypocrisy. Rather, I think it is a matter of being true to your truth and learning when to fight and learning when to be soft. Hopefully, our soft moments in life will largely outweigh, outrank, and outrun our fighting.”
C. JoyBell C.

Markus Zusak
“Trust was accumulated quickly, due primarily to the brute strength of the man's gentleness, his thereness. (p.36)”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Criss Jami
“Women show men beauty in things beyond their ambitions. Women tell men to stop and smell the roses.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

William Shakespeare
“When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

Elizabeth George
“Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.”
Elizabeth George

Deborah Day
“Gentleness towards self and others makes life a little lighter.”
Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

Tom Robbins
“One tended to lose one’s bearings in the presence of willful and persistent acts of craziness, and the more gentle the act, the crazier it seemed, as if rage and violence, being closer to the norm, were easier to accommodate.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Stephen R. Donaldson
“Part of him wanted to weep... but his purpose was rigid within him. He felt he could not bend to gentleness without breaking.”
Stephen R. Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever

Pat Conroy
“The narrator analyzes that the maturing, passing away boy within him, "had issued me a challenge as he passed the baton to the man in me: He had challenged me to have the courage to become a gentle, harmless man.”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

“Gentleness is not apathy but is an aggressive expression of how we view people. We see people as so valuable that we deal with them in gentleness, fearing the slightest damage to one for whom Christ died. To be apathetic is to turn people over to mean and destructive elements, to truly love people cause for us to be aggressively gentle.”
Gayle D. Erwin, Spirit Style

“When I look at the clues that indicate the nature of Jesus – born in a barn, questionable parents, spotty ancestry, common name, misdirected announcement, unattractive looks, reared in a bad neighborhood, owning nothing, surrounding himself with unattractive co-workers, and dying a shameful death – I find his whole approach unable to fit into the methods that automatically come to mind when I think about “winning the world.” His whole approach could easily be described as nonthreatening or nonmanipulative. He seemed to lead with weakness in each step of life. He had nothing in the world and everything in God and the Spirit.”
Gayle D. Erwin, The Jesus Style

Muhammad Yunus
“The process of breaking down fear was always my greatest challenge and it was made easier by the careful work and gentle voices of my female workers.”
Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Samael Aun Weor
“If a violent person wishes to attack us, let us send him a gentle phrase as this will defuse his violence.”
Samael Aun Weor, The Initiatic Path In The Arcana Of Tarot And Kabbalah

Jonathan Evison
“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.”
Jonathan Evison, All About Lulu

Ashley Asti
“Why did you leave all the others?
he asked me.
They weren’t soft enough.

—redefining masculinity”
Ashley Asti, The Moon and Her Sisters

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