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English art critic 1819-1900
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
Afghan-born American novelist and physician 1965-
All my life, I'd been around men. That night, I discovered the tenderness of a womanSource: The Kite Runner
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
Thomas De Quincey
British writer 1785-1859
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.
British historian 1737-1794
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
French author 1657-1757
It is beauty that begins to please, and tenderness that completes the cbarm.
British Author 1912-1990
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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
American poet, critic and translator 1936-2015
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.
English moviedirector 1899-1980
Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
American journalist 1968-
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.
Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
Tenderness is a virtue.
French writer 1754-1824
Tenderness is the rest of passion.
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