50 Popular Gentle Quotes, Sayings, Quotations & Slogans

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Popular Gentle Quotes

Gentle dullness ever loves a joke. – Alexander Pope

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. – Aldous Huxley

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. – Aldous Huxley

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. – Alexander Pope

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The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. – Amelia Earhart

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. – Benjamin Franklin

The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. – C. S. Lewis

I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. – Catherine the Great

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. – Charles Dickens

Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. – Coco Chanel

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator. – Confucius

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. – Dag Hammarskjold

Nice Gentle Quotes

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. – Douglas MacArthur

I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word – politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. – Fran Lebowitz

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. – Frederick Douglass

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. – Frederick Douglass

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. – Garrison Keillor

No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. – H. L. Mencken

Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself. – Helen Rowland

Best Gentle Quotes

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery. – Henry Miller

Let there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence. – James Allen

Only the gentle are ever really strong. – James Dean

The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative. – John Dewey

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That’s why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant. – Loretta Lynn

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born. – Michelangelo

Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character. – Robert E. Lee

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. – Robert Kennedy

It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter. – Samuel Beckett

Inspiring Gentle Quotes

I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench. – Satchel Paige

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood. – T. S. Eliot

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you – gently, with love, and hand your life back to you. – Tennessee Williams

I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us. – Thomas Jefferson

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. – Thomas Sowell

Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite. – Victor Hugo

Genius: the superhuman in man. – Victor Hugo

No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep. – Victor Hugo

The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas. – Victor Hugo

Genius is an African who dreams up snow. – Vladimir Nabokov

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Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster. – Washington Irving

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. – William James

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition! – William James

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