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
Most Powerful Softening quotations
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.
When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.
This creature softened my heart of stone.
She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you.
Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth grows hard if it is not softened by love.
I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.
Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love.
We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. the world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.
I place my trust in You, O adorable Blood, our Redemption, our regeneration.
Fall, drop by drop, into the hearts that have wandered from You and soften their hardness.
Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is 'anti'.
Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging .... We are ALL going to age and soften and mellow and transition.
It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion, and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.
A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
HUMORIST, n. A plague that would have softened down the hoar austerity of Pharaoh's heart and persuaded him to dismiss Israel with his best wishes, cat-quick.
We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.
Every night before I go to sleep I say out loud three things that I am grateful for, all the significant, insignificant, extraordinary, ordinary stuff of my life. It is s small practice and humble, and yet, I find I sleep better holding what lightens and softens my life every so briefly at the end of the day.
Healing is embracing what is most feared;
healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.
The simple record of these three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the discourses of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists.
Don't think being 'religious' means becoming harsh or hard.
When Allah enters a heart, He softens it--He doesn't harden it.
Only this is true, that beauty is very beautiful, and softens, and inspires, and rouses, and lifts up, and never fails.
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Without challenges, the human body will soften.
We thrive when we push our boundaries, reach goals, and blast personal records. We perform better, we look better, and we feel alive.
I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force. My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay. I will greet this day with love in my heart.
Pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion.
Pray for the love that makes weaknesses and mistakes seem small. Pray for the love to make your companion's joy your own. Pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion
A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
As fire is not extinguished by fire, so anger is not conquered by anger, but is made even more inflamed. But meekness often subdues even the most beastly enemies, softens them and pacifies them.
Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm.
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.
The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways.
Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state.
It's the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid.
Kindly politeness is the slow fruit of advanced reflection;
it is a sort of humanity and kindliness applied to small acts and every day discourse: it bids man soften towards others, and forget himself for the sake of others: it constrains genuine nature, which is selfish and gross.
In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of your own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give you a humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of people, or the iniquity of the times may rob you of other rewards.