Quotes: tenderness

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
  • Khaled Hosseini
    Khaled Hosseini
    Afghan-born American novelist and physician 1965-
    Khaled Hosseini
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    All my life, I'd been around men. That night, I discovered the tenderness of a woman
    Source: The Kite Runner
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    American psychologist
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    Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
  • Thomas De Quincey
    Thomas De Quincey
    British writer 1785-1859
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    Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
    French author 1657-1757
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    It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the cbarm.
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    British Author 1912-1990
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    It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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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.
  • C. K. Williams
    C. K. Williams
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    One becomes a grandfather and one sees the world a little differently. Certainly the world becomes a more vulnerable place when one has a grandchild, or now I have two. And I think that possibly there's some tenderness that came out of just time and age and being a parent and grandparent.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
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    Sometimes, in the midst of a tragedy like the Newton massacre, we witness incredible acts of valor, tenderness, grace, and decency. We saw it from Sandy Hook Elementary School's teachers, students, and parents, as well as from their community and country. The outpouring of sympathy and help has been touching and, at times, inspiring.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Tenderness is a virtue.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
    Joseph Joubert
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    Tenderness is the rest of passion.
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