Gentle Sayings and Quotes

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

Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically. Keiko Fukuda
It's important for us to be kind to other people and treat other people the way that we want to be treated. Michele Bachmann
Being kind is more important than being right. Andy Rooney
You must be kind to others. You must foster a caretaker personality of gentleness and perseverance, even in the midst of adversity. Frederick Lenz
A gentle focus of attention is all it takes to free the body of minor imbalances. Deepak Chopra
Be gentle and forgiving with yourself, abandon any and all shame, and refuse to engage in any self-repudiation. Wayne Dyer
The gentle minde by gentle deeds is knowne. Edmund Spenser
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Solomon
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. Seneca The Younger
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. William Hazlitt
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder. Carl Sandburg
The one good thing about being kind of shy is that nobody bugs you when you want to be left alone. Laurie Halse Anderson
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Wendy Mass
Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells. Richard Paul Evans
It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state. Chin-Ning Chu
Kindness is the evidence of greatness. If anyone is glad that you are here, then you have not lived in vain. Charles Fenno Hoffman
A kind heart speaks kind words. Anthony D. Williams
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. Saint Francis De Sales
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread. George Herbert
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. Benjamin Franklin
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. Oliver Herford
Be gentle and kind all the time. Heather Wolf
Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time. Richard Carlson
Gentle time will heal our sorrows. Sophocles
Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. R.J. Palacio
Kindness to self will put you in the perfect attitude and position to be kind to others. Alan Cohen
Kindness is the best prayer. Debasish Mridha
Only the gentle are ever really strong. James Dean
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Isaac Newton
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. Juanita Kreps
Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. Matthew 11:29
Nothing as so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. St. Francis de Sales
If you would reap praise, sow the seeds; gentle words and useful deeds. Benjamin Franklin
A servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome; he must be kind towards all. He should be a good teacher, tolerant, and gentle when he must discipline those who oppose him. 2 Timothy 2:24-25
The fruit of the spirit is...gentleness. Galatians 5:22
Soft words are hard arguments. Thomas Fuller
Only the truly strong and great can be truly tender. Tenderness is a mark of nobility, not of weakness. James Philip
Be humble and gentle in your conversation; and of few words, I charge you; but always pertinent when you speak. William Penn
Anger is quieted by a gentle word just as fire is quenched by water. Bishop Jean Pierre Camus
To feel my spirit / just look up to the sky / and watch a beautiful sunset / while it slowly drifts by. Tabitha J. Bryson
Never shout into the void / —when you can whisper to the heart. Kurt Philip Behm
Simply I yearn to listen / Where no man can hear a sound / But watch the air glisten / And dream its gentle tone abound. Erwin Jung
Constant, gentle pressure is my preferred technique for leadership, guidance, and coaching. Danny Meyer
The safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C.S. Lewis
Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. Mo Udall
The voice of beauty speaks softly; it creeps only into the most fully awakened souls. Nietzsche
Funny how our hearts / were designed / to love / so fiercely. / but break / ever so gently. Sanober Khan
The truly strong is always gentle. Yuuki Obata
Gentleness breeds sanity, anger breeds insanity. Abhijit Naskar
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi
I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise? If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer? If I make a demand, may it be only of myself? Max Lucado
Be like the elephant my friend - with a strong character and a gentle soul. Abhijit Naskar
Tenderness is not weakness. Rather, it is a decision to face the scathing brutality of life, but to refuse to allow brutality to set the terms of the engagement. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The earth is gentle. And the earth allows the flowers to bloom. We need to be gentle. And the flowers will bloom in our life. Avijeet Das
And realize that some people's heart's injured with far more ease than others and dance to quieter music. Mimi Novic
Only kind people are truly tolerant. Only gentle people are truly strong. Cathy Burnham Martin