Quotes and Sayings about Tenderness



"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Heart, Charm, Tenderness)

"Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Man, Tenderness)

"If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness, I don't look at Clinton."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Masculinity, Talking, Tenderness)

"When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Tenderness)

"When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity."
- George Eliot
(Related: Death, Tenderness)

"Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love, Indifference, Tenderness, Vanity)

"The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Prudence, Tenderness)

"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."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Happiness, Friendship, Sex, Being, Desire, Passion, Possession, Rest, Tenderness)

"Tenderness is a virtue."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Virtue, Tenderness)

"There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. Such tenderness, those afternoons and evenings, saying blackberry, blackberry, blackberry."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Body, Moments, Saying, Tenderness, Words)

"Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Kitchen, Tenderness)

"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Love, Tenderness)

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Mother, Children, Sleep, Tenderness)

"There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise."
- William James
(Related: Life, Companionship, Tenderness)

"Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness."
- Rollo May
(Related: Care, State, Tenderness)

"A man always remembers his first love with special tenderness, but after that he begins to bunch them."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Love, First, First love, Man, Tenderness)

"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."
- Louis Pasteur
(Related: May, Respect, Tenderness)

"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."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Love, Cows, Deep, Quiet, Tenderness)

"We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Forgiveness, Tenderness)

"Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Women, Virtue, Nothing, Quiet, Reputation, Tenderness)

"What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Imagination, Artist, First, Sensibility, Tenderness)

"Though just biographical record will touch the failings of the good and the eminent with tenderness."
- Anne Seward
(Related: Tenderness, Will)

"If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?"
- Sally Struthers
(Related: God, Kissing, Man, Tenderness, Violence, Woman)

"I want affection and tenderness desperately, but there's something in me that prevents me from handing it out."
- Ethel Waters
(Related: Affection, Tenderness, Want)

"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
(Related: Home, Love, Affection, Night, Tenderness, Woman, Wrong)