Patience and gentleness are power. [ Leigh Hunt ]
Gentleness does more than violence. [ La Fontaine ]
Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
Nothing so gentle as real strength. [ St. Francis de Sales ]
Gentleness succeeds better than violence. [ La Fontaine ]
Let gentleness thy strong enforcement be. [ William Shakespeare, As You Like It ]
In the husband, wisdom; in the wife, gentleness. [ Proverb ]
Make thee my knight? my knights are sworn to vows
Of utter hardihood, utter gentleness,
And, loving, utter faithfulness in love,
And uttermost obedience to the king. [ Alfred Tennyson ]
Better make penitents by gentleness than hypocrites by severity. [ St. Francis de Sales ]
Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. [ Bartol ]
Your gentleness shall force more than your force move us to gentleness. [ William Shakespeare, As You Like It ]
Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness. [ Michelet ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
But wealth is a great means of refinement; and it is a security for gentleness, since it removes disturbing anxieties. [ Ik Marvel ]
Oppose kindness to perverseness. The heavy sword will not cut soft silk; by using sweet words and gentleness you may lead an elephant with a hair. [ Saadi ]
If ever you have looked on better days, if ever been where bells have knolled to church, if ever sat at any good man's feast, if ever from your eyelids wiped a tear and know what it is to pity and be pitied, let gentleness my strong enforcement sue. [ William Shakespeare ]
Gentleness in the gait is what simplicity is in the dress. Violent gesture or quick movement inspires involuntary disrespect. One looks for a moment at a cascade; but one sits for hours, lost in thought, and gazing upon the still water of a lake. A deliberate gale, gentle manners, and a gracious tone of voice - all of which may be acquired - give a mediocre man an immense advantage over those vastly superior to him. To be bodily tranquil, to speak little, and to digest without effort are absolutely necessary to grandeur of mind or of presence, or to proper development of genius. [ Balzac ]