gentleness

A Quote by Pema Chodron on gentleness, heart, and warmth

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Saint Francis de Sales on strength and gentleness

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

Saint Francis de Sales

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on daring, vision, fearlessness, gentleness, expression, sanity, and softness

When there is daring, you dare to do something: you put forth your vision fearlessly. People have doubts about big vision because they don’t have a sense of gentleness in themselves first. So gentleness brings daring and a sense of fearlessness. Daring is appreciation of letting go in the fundamental sense. First you develop gentleness toward yourself; then you begin to develop daring, which is connected with how to express your gentleness to the world outside, how to proclaim your sanity. Your are not going crazy because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, which is the symbol of expansive vision in the Shambhala world. Rather, because you have seen the Great Eastern Sun, you are very daring and at the same time very gentle and soft. The softer you become, the greater the message to the world becomes.

Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross on beautiful, defeat, struggle, suffering, loss, appreciation, sensitivity, compassion, life, and gentleness

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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A Quote by Leo Rosten on gentleness, cruelty, strengh, compassion, love, and weakness

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

Leo Rosten

Source: From a website

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by May Sarton on despair, gentleness, enigma, light, aware, and sacred

Here life goes on, even and monotonous on the surface, full of lightning, of summits and of despair, in its depths. We have now arrived at a stage in life so rich in new perceptions that cannot be transmitted to those at another stage - one feels at the same time full of so much gentleness and so much despair - the enigma of this life grows, grows, drowns one and crushes one, then all of a sudden in a supreme moment of light one becomes aware of the sacred.

May Sarton

Source: The Journal of A Solitude

Contributed by: Meredith

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