Tender, Beautiful & Romantic Love Quotes

Quotes that express the tenderness of love.

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What is tenderness? It is the gentle side of love. The following beautiful quotes are soft, soothing, and sincere. Quote them face to face or or write them in communications intended only to be sent by one lover and received by the other. 

"There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate." - Robert Frost

‎"And what do all the great words come to in the end, but that? I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home." - Dorothy Sayers

“Tenderness is the repose of passion.” - Joseph Joubert

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

“This is what it means to be loved... when someone wants to touch you, to be tender...” - Banana Yoshimoto

"In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." - Maya Angelou

"When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out." - Elizabeth Bowen

"You are like nobody since I love you." - Pablo Neruda

"There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." - Alice Adams

“Tender," she said again,"Tender is kind and gentle. It's also sore, like the skin around an injury.” 
- Brenna Yovanoff

"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable." - Victor Hugo

“Men are always ready to fight; it's tenderness that scares them.” - Marty Rubin

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." - Josiah G. Holland

"Love puts the fun in together,
The sad in apart,
The hope in tomorrow,
The joy in the heart."
- Anonymous

"You don't love a woman because she's beautiful; she is beautiful because you love her." - Anonymous

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." - Leo Christopher

"You're nothing short of my everything." - Ralph Block

“Tenderness, mercy and love, we all need more of.” - Heather Wolf

“I am proud only of those days that pass in undivided tenderness.” - Robert Bly

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. - Peter Ustinov

"People say you only fall in love once, but that's not true. Because every time I see you, I fall in love all over again. - Anonymous

“You don't blast a heart open," she said. "You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose.”  - Melody Beattie

"Paradise was made for tender hearts; hell, for loveless hearts." -  Voltaire

“Falling in love was easy-when romantic attraction was combined with hungry, unsated desire, they formed a glamorous, glittering bauble as fragile as it was alluring, a bauble that could shatter as soon as it was grasped. Tenderness was a different story. It had staying power and the promise of a future.” 
- Robyn Donald

“In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend.” - Shannon L. Alder

"When storm clouds gather and the skies grow dark, I know you will be my shelter and keep me safe from harm." - Anonymous

"Give me, instead of beauty's bust, 
A tender heart, a loyal mind, 
Which with temptation I could trust, 
Yet never linked with error find." - George Darley

Tender is Not Tinder

Don't confuse the word "Tender" with the dating app "Tinder!" In some ways, they are exact opposites. Tinder is all about quick judgments and how strangers appear and appeal in photographs. Tender behavior is all about taking time to get to know someone and going beneath the surface to recognize, acknowledge and admire a loved one's character regardless of how they look.

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