For contemplation he and valor formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace.
Hiswhole carcassseemedtobemade of iron.There was no give in himno bounce, no softness. He sailed through American history like a steel ship loaded with monoliths made of granite.
Though both Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valour formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace, He for God only, she for God in him.john milton
Horus non numero nisi serenas (I count only the hours that are serene.) is the motto of a sundial near Venice. There is a softness and a harmony in the words and in the thought unparalleled.william hazlitt
Tai chi chuan is the art of softness containing hardness, of a needle concealed in cotton.
Effeminacy comes from the Latin ex which is " out ," and femina which means woman ; it means "to be like a woman." The Latin term is mollities , meaning "softness”.
Who shall silence all the airs and madrigals that whisper softness in chambers?john milton
The sportive hopes that used to chase their shifting shadows on,Like children playing in the sun, are gone—for ever gone;And on a careless, sullen peace, my double-fronted mind,Like Janus, when his gates are shut, looks forward and behind.Apollo placed his harp, of old, awhile upon a stone,Which has resounded since, when struck, a breaking harp string's tone;And thus my heart, though wholly now from early softness free,If touch'd, will yield the music yet, it first received of thee.edward coote pinkney
There is not such a mighty difference as some men imagine between the poor and the rich; in pomp, show, and opinion, there is a great deal, but little as to the pleasures and satisfactions of life. They enjoy the same earth and air and heavens; hunger and thirst make the poor man's meat and drink as pleasant and relishing as all the varieties which cover the rich man's table; and the labor of a poor man is more healthful, and many times more pleasant, too, than the ease and softness of the rich.