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What is your interpretation of this quote? Love to hear it.
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength."

Quote by Ralph Washington Sockman

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Being gentle and understanding situations, handling them calmly and head on at the same time. It shows strength by maintaining composure, not losing your calm. Being able to control yourself and not let your emotions control you. In a way that others are able to look up to you for strength, like a pillar. Being gentle in the face of strong and seemingly undeniable insurmountable odds and adversities shows strength in character and general understanding of the world around us. That life is never easy but at the same time knowing, learning and embracing change.

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I was going to answer this, but you pretty much covered it. I was thinking something like this, but was having a hard time articulating the right words. Brilliant answer! Star.
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thanks.. really nice quote... :) and wanted to share what's on my mind, how it touched me
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@Jan-I love all your quotes :D adding them to my quote book :D
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TheHarem
Wonderful. Thankyou so very much.:)
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@punk-you're welcome:) I almost like your interpretation better than the quote! Quite inspiring and insightful.
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oh nice.. shaylen.. haha now you're just being too nice. Thanks again :)
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TheHarem
Shaylen.......thankyou. I was tongue tied as well when I tried to articulate on this quote. Lol
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@punk-no really! I loved your interpretation!
@Jan-I know! Haha it always makes perfect sense in my head, until I try and explain it.
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it takes real strength (inner strength) to be gentle. so that inner strength is the most gentle thing one could possess

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Lovely.Thankyou very much. :)
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you're welcome [:
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Be all you can be

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Thankyou kindly. :)
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You're very welcome
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Okay, I don't claim to know a lot about interpreting quotes, but you asked! (I'm thinking of a personal relationship.) When I've needed comforting and he was gentle...it provided strength. When I've needed protection and he was strong...it was so sweet and gentle. I don't know how to convey exactly how I feel...I just know strength and gentleness go hand in hand for a hero. ;)

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TheHarem
Oh....how nice. Great answer. Thankyou. :)
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You're welcome! Thanks for sharing the quote.
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TheHarem
You are so welcome. :)
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A hero sandwich ?
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just_saying
My hero! ;)
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Oh I thought that you meant sandwich... ! My Bad... :)
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Are you hungry?
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Ummm...no hidden meanings on that last comment....
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Not Really... not yet..... Or Am I ??? hidden meanings ensue.....
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I'm being transparent again....lol!
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I can see right though to that which I desire......
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Roger....sigh...
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Use Woolite?

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Lol! Not quite. :)
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When you feel the world crashing down around you the strongest person to help you is the one gently holding you hand and whispering "It is going to be alright" and they are also the ones who are strong enough to stay with you even in the darkest of times.

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That is so nice. Thankyou kindly. :)
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Beautiful!
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A last eye to eye goodbye to someone you love so very much

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TheHarem
I understand what you're saying. How beautiful. Thankyou :)
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Rayman....how was the wedding some months back? I think that was you who was going to recite at the wedding? :)
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Love.

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TheHarem
Shay.....good to see you. Your answer is so remarkable. I didn't even think of looking at it like that. I'm so glad I asked this question. Thankyou:)
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Hi Harem.
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TheHarem
Hi back to ya:)
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I truly hope you have the most blessed new year.
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TheHarem
Thankyou so much. You are so kind. I hope 2013 rings in with nothing but happiness and continues the same way all year for you. :)
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Thanks for the blessing Harem. peace.
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I think that it means that if you truly strong, you don't feel the need to show everyone else how strong you are, but use that strength for the good of others. I'd say that they are words to live by.

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Such very kind words. Thankyou so very much. :)
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Like Pastor Prince says of Jesus,
"When He is tough, He does not hurt.
When He is kind, He is not soft.
He is servant and King.
Jesus is velvet and steel.
He is altogether lovely!"

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Pastor Prince sounds like a very wise man. Forgive me, I was notified of your wonderful answer. Thankyou most kindly for answering.
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Yes, he is. And you are welcome. Nice question.
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