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  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    English poet 1914-1953
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    Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day.
  • Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter
    American statesman, 39e President 1924-
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    A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    St. Teresa of Avila
    Spanish saint, mysticist 1515-1582
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    Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
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    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker
    American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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    All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.
  • Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen of England and Ireland 1533-1603
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    Although I may not be a lioness, I am a lion's cub, and inherit many of his qualities; and as long as the King of France treats me gently he will find me as gentle and tractable as he can desire; but if he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
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    Be gentle with the young.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
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