tenderness

A Quote by Marjorie Holmes on children, power, strength, tenderness, and wisdom

A child's hand in yours - what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on despair, kindness, strength, tenderness, and weakness

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on admiration, conquest, correction, desires, emotion, feeling, guilt, home, hope, love, meaning, mistakes, needs, passion, relationships, responsibility, sacrifice, security, self-love, self-sacrifice, songs, tende

The many meanings of "I Love You" "I love you" [is] a statement that can be expressed in so many varied ways. It may be a stage song, repeated daily without any meaning, or a barely audible murmur, full of surrender. Sometimes it means: I desire you or I want you sexually. It may mean: I hope you love me or I hope that I will be able to love you. Often it means: it may be that a love relationship can develop between us or even I hate you. Often it is a wish for emotional exchange: I want your admiration in exchange for mine or I give my love in exchange for some passion or I want to feel cozy and at home with you or I admire some of your qualities. A declaration of love is mostly a request: I desire you or I want you to gratify me, or I want your protection or I want to be intimate with you or I want to exploit your loveliness. Sometimes it is the need for security and tenderness, for parental treatment. It may mean: my self love goes out to you. But it may also express submissiveness: please take me as I am, or I feel guilty about you, I want, through you, to correct the mistakes I have made in human relations. It may be self-sacrifice and a masochistic wish for dependency. However, it may also be a full affirmation of the other, taking the responsibility for mutual exchange of feelings. It may be a weak feeling of friendliness, it may be the scarcely even whispered expression of ecstasy "I love you, " - wish, desire, submission, conquest: it is never the world itself that tells the real meaning here.

Joost Meerloo

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on beauty, children, deed, duty, faith, fatherhood, god, good, humility, justice, legends, life, mercy, nature, needs, praise, prayer, purity, reason, sacrifice, service, slavery, tenderness, and trust

We live by faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds. What asks our Father of His children, save Justice and mercy and humility, A reasonable service of good deeds, Pure living, tenderness to human needs, Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see The Master's footprints in our daily ways? No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife, But the calm beauty of an ordered life Whose very breathing is unworded praise! - A life that stands as all true lives have stood Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Adams on america, art, communication, country, curiosity, destruction, earth, freedom, honor, information, power, readiness, sacred, service, slander, tenderness, thinking, and writing

But none of the means of information are more sacred, or have been cherished with more tenderness and care by the settlers of America, than the press. Care has been taken that the art of printing should be encouraged, and that it should be easy and cheap and safe for any person to communicate his thoughts to the public. And you, Messieurs printers, whatever the tyrants of the earth may say of your paper, have done important service to your country by your readiness and freedom in publishing the speculations of the curious. The stale, impudent insinuations of slander and sedition with which the gormandizers of power have endeavored to discredit your paper are so much the more to your honor; for the jaws of power are always opened to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on heart, perfection, soul, and tenderness

The last, best fruit which comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, philanthropy toward the misanthropic.

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by James Whitcomb Riley on dreams, divinity, forgiveness, friendship, god, home, hope, laughter, life, love, mercy, motherhood, soul, tenderness, and youth

Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- The land that the Lord's love rests upon, Where one may rely on the friends he meets, And the smiles that greet him along the streets, Where the mother that left you years ago Will lift the hands that were folded so, And put them about you, with all the love And tenderness you are dreaming of. Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- Where all the friends of your youth have gone- Where the old schoolmate who laughed with you Will laugh again as he used to do, Running to meet you, with such a face As lights like a moon the wondrous place Where God is living, and glad to live Since He is the Master and may forgive. Out of the hitherwhere into the yon- Stay the hopes we are leaning on- You, Divine, with Your merciful eyes Looking down from far-away skies, Smile upon us and reach and take Our worn souls Home for the old home's sake- Out of the hitherwhere into the yon.

James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916)

Source: Out of the Hitherwhere into the Yon

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on approval, death, friendship, life, love, tenderness, and words

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled by them.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on defeat, prudence, and tenderness

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

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A Quote by Giacomo Puccini on ability, composers, emotion, heart, heroism, history, kindness, life, musicians, opera, pain, passion, poetry, poets, popularity, power, reason, sensuality, style, tenderness, understanding, women, and writing

Puccini's personal life was an interesting one. He was exceedingly fond of hunting, smoking, attractive woman, mechanical devices of any kind, and acquiring houses. He died in 1924 from a heart attack while undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was 65 years old. A national state of mourning was declared in Italy. Despite torrential rain, mourners lined the streets of Milan in tribute to the composer of some of the most popular works in the history of opera. Puccini chose to write about the everyday rather than the heroic. He understood the little things of life and portrayed them with sensitivity. Another reason for his popularity was his ability to write glowing melodies --- intimate, tender, passionate melodies. He understood the power of melody to express the deepest emotions, and his orchestral writing was eloquent. He was not only a highly skillful musician, but a poet who understood the significance of the smallest details, and a dramatist who possessed an innate sense of pacing and timing. While he was in the process of composing La Boheme, he wrote that his style was "poetry and again poetry - tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale."

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)

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