Delicate Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old delicate quotes, delicate sayings, and delicate proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Simplicity is a delicate imposition. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
A delicate thought is a flower of the mind. Charles Rollin
Meditation is the delicate art of doing nothing. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints. Evelyn Underhill
Mind is a most delicate evidence. Not a soul has seen it yet. Richard Eberhart
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. Max Beerbohm
Fine and delicate taste is the fruit of education and experience. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken. Novalis
The imagination is of so delicate a texture that even words wound it. William Hazlitt
Pride is seldom delicate: it will please itself with very mean advantages. Samuel Johnson
To dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The point of life is to find the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality. Lillian Smith
Food's delicate. You have to handle it with finesse. You can't just be a big ogre. April Bloomfield
When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background. Jenna Morasca
A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. Frank Herbert
Writing is the delicate, difficult, and dangerous means of succeeding in avowing the unavowable. Hélène Cixous
Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkable difficult to kill. Neil Gaiman
The more delicate and ambitious the soul, the further do dreams estrange it from possible things. Charles Baudelaire
I'll have you know that the most delicate flowers often produce the strongest scent when crushed. Maria V. Snyder
There is always a very delicate interplay between individual actions and institutional conditions. Cornel West
You have to be delicate with how you can portray characters other people are having a worship over. Richard Madden
Success is the result of a delicate balance between making things happen and letting things happen. Robin Sharma
Our taste is too delicate and particular. It says nay to the poet's work, but never yea to his hope. Henry David Thoreau
The most delicate, the most sensible of all pleasures, consists in promoting the pleasure of others. Jean De La Bruyere
It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his own estimation, and yours too. Josh Billings
The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate. Daisaku Ikeda
Since love is the most delicate and total act of a soul, it will reflect the state and nature of the soul. Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Some delicate matters must be treated like pins, because if they are not seized by the right end, we get pricked. Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
The delicate and infirm go for sympathy, not to the well and buoyant, but to those who have suffered like themselves. Catharine Beecher
We have learned to express the more delicate nuances of feeling by penetrating more deeply into the mysteries of harmony. Robert Schumann
Nothing is so delicate as the reputation of a woman; it is at once the most beautiful and most brittle of all human things. Frances Burney
Friends should be very delicate and careful in administering pity as medicine, when enemies use the same article as poison. John Frederick Boyes
Women are delicate creatures. Fragile. Gentle. Made by God to be sheltered from the harshness of this world. *- Morgan MacDonnell Teresa Medeiros
The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it. Madame De Stael
The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. Steven Spielberg
The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour. Maya Angelou
Trust is a delicate idea, held up by time and togetherness. But one person slips and the whole thing shatters. Like glass. and young girls' hearts. Anonymous
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow. Ovid
Be as delicate as possible. If communication accomplishes something on the gross but damages something on the level of feeling then it is a spiritual loss! The feeling is more important for life. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi