Quotation Explorer - 'Tenderness'

They sat and he drew her into him. Their lips met, sparking an internal firework display. His soft exquisite lips pressed gently against hers. His kiss held the exact right balance between tenderness and a kind of passionate urgency. - Amanda Turner
When a man is loved by a strong, confident woman he too is stronger and more confident. Once he has been touched by the tenderness of a strong, confident woman he too can touch with tenderness. That kind of love is contagious. - Toni Sorenson
The heart of Christ is not only the heart of a man but has in it also the tenderness and gentleness of a woman. Jesus was not a man in the rigid sense of manhood as distinct from womanhood, but, as the Son of Man, the complete Head of Humanity. - A.B. Simpson
There is nothing as strong as tenderness, And nothing as tender as true strength. - Saint Francis de Sales
she gave me a look that deftly combined tenderness with revulsion. To this day the memory of that look still visits me like a Jehovah’s Witness: uninvited and tireless. - Steve Toltz
You win minds through your brilliance. You win hearts through your tenderness. You win souls through your benevolence. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A beautiful woman is a practical poet, taming her savage mate, planting tenderness, hope and eloquence in all whom she approaches. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I've fixed my feelings into durable wordswhen they could have been spent on tenderness - BORGES JORGE LUIS
Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit. - McCallister Dodds
There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. - Jane Austen
The main characteristic which is the proof of the indwelling Spirit is an amazing tenderness in personal dealing, and a blazing truthfulness with regard to God’s Word. - Oswald Chambers
A child's hand in yours -- what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.
If you put a little bit of my love in your heart, every tenderness will have a meaning. - ZAKIYA AND MAJID
Tenderness of heart and kindness of the soul are not signs of weakness, but they are signs of inner strength. - Debasish Mridha
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. - Kahlil Gibran
There is a time in a boy’s life when the sweetness is pounded out of him; and tenderness, and the ability to show what he feels, is gone. - Norah Vincent
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows it—the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain. - Laini Taylor
Love is know the pain of too much tenderness. - Kahlil Gibran
SMILE Is Not Just A Word.... It Means A Lot, Love, Trust, Warmth, Tenderness Etc, In Fact It Means WORLD.... So SMILE ALWAYS.... That Means, YOU Are Giving A WORLD To SOMEONE.... - Muhammad Imran Hasan
Nothing is so much calculated to lead people to forsake sin as to take them by the hand and to watch over them in tenderness. When persons manifest the least kindness and love to me, O what pow'r it has over my mind. - Joseph Smith Jr.
I've recovered my tenderness by long looking;I'm a Socrates of small fury.The waves bends with the fish. I'm taughtAs water teaches stone. Believe me, extremest oriole,I can hear light on a dry day.The world is where we fling it; I'm leaving where I am. - Theodore Roethke
Seeing our own smallness is called insight, honoring our own tenderness is called strenght. - Lao Tzu
Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons, longing, as all individuals do, to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals, can participate in a relationship that, for the moment, is not of two isolated selves but a union - Rollo May
WIDOW, n. A pathetic figure that the Christian world has agreed to take humorously, although Christ's tenderness towards widows was one of the most marked features of his character. - Ambrose Bierce
Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting. - Marlene Dietrich
Treat your anger with the utmost respect and tenderness, for it is no other than yourself. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Men are always ready to fight; it's tenderness that scares them. - Marty Rubin
A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them. - H. L. Mencken
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future. - Janusz Korczak
Despite every advancement, language remains the defining nexus of our humanity; it is where our knowledge and hope lie. It is the precondition of human tenderness, mightier than the sword but also infinitely more subtle and ultimately more urgent. - Andrew Solomon
Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means. - Henny Youngman
Tenderness, mercy and love, we all need more of. - Heather Wolf
As I read the Qur’an and prayed the Islamic prayers, a door to my heart was unsealed and I was immersed in an overwhelming tenderness. - Jeffrey Lang
Words lead to deeds.... They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness. - Unknown
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. - Kahlil Gibran
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
Those doves below, the ones utterly cared for, never endangered ones, cannot know tenderness. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Long dormant feelings poured through my dried-up limbs and wound through me, slowly filling the emptiness. Like an irrigated field, I felt myself blossom and grow with new vigor. He was the sun, and the tenderness he showed me was life-giving water. - Colleen Houck
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