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«Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart»
Author: John Adams (President) | About: Grief | Keywords: drives, sharpens, softened, softening, softens
«Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.»
«It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.»
«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.»
«I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscles can split a shield and even destroy life itself but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of man. And until I master this act I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend upon its force... my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.»
«No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.»
«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.»
«There is something to me very softening in the presence of a woman, some strange influence, even if one is not in love with them, which I cannot at all account for, having no very high opinion of the sex. But yet, I always feel in better humor with myself and every thing else, if there is a woman within ken.»
«I think a compliment ought always to precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception»
«Education softens the heart. If the heart is hard, one cannot claim to be educated.»

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