Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
— Norman Vincent Peale

Death is softer by far than tyranny.
— Aeschylus

Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of
— Northrop Frye

Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render eachother mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing.
— Sonya Hartnett