tenderness

A Quote by George Eliot on death, repentance, and tenderness

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by George Eliot on indifference, love, tenderness, and vanity

Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 10, 1876.

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A Quote by Frederick William Robertson on confidence, home, ridicule, tenderness, and world

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any dread of ridicule.

Frederick William Robertson (1816 - 1883)

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A Quote by Edgar Albert Guest on day, friendship, gloom, grief, habits, health, laughter, learning, life, men, sharing, tenderness, and work

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way; Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day; Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do, For round about you there are men less fortunate than you. Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet, The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet. Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar! And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad; Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.

Edgar Albert Guest (1881 - 1959)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on body, contentment, darkness, desires, direction, earth, faith, husbands, sharing, tenderness, water, and wives

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the soil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no -- but refreshed, rested -- while waiting.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on authors, enemies, imperfection, kindness, literature, tenderness, and vices

SATIRE, n. An obsolete kind of literary composition in which the vices and follies of the author's enemies were expounded with imperfect tenderness.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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