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.     


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.     


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