This week we’ve been talking about Mr. Rogers in honor of what would have been his 89th birthday on Monday. He showed us that gentleness and compassionate respect can impact the world.
Here are a few quotes that follow in that vein and remind us that we don’t have to be bullies or mean people in order to craft a life of deep meaning:
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. ~Saint Francis de Sales
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. ~William Hazlitt
In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. ~Anne Frank
Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. ~Mo Udall
Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself. ~Julia Cameron
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. ~Garrison Keillor
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~Kurt Vonnegut
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. ~Lao Tse
Is there a quote that you liked better than the others? Feel free to share in the comments below. Also, please feel free to pass this post on to a friend. Thanks!
As always, keep close at hand the quote(s) that resonated with you and refer to them often.
Your Friend and Pep Pal,