Quotes by gentleness

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  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
  • Pierre Corneille
    Pierre Corneille
    French playwright 1606-1684
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    Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician 1718-1800
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    Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.
    Source: Phaedrus
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
  • Han Suyin
    Han Suyin
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    There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
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