Delineations: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations DelicatessensOf all the virtues necessary to the completion of the perfect man, there is none to be more delicately implied and less ostentatiously vaunted than that of exquisite feeling or universal benevolence.ndash;BulwerTo dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment.ndash;BulwerSuch is the brutalization of commercial ethics in this country that no one can feel anything more delicate than the velvet touch of a soft buck.ndash;Raymond ChandlerBut just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.ndash;Sidonie Gabrielle ColetteIt takes so little to make people happy. Just a touch, If we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a soul.ndash;Frank CranePoetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.ndash;Paul EngleChivalry is the most delicate form of contempt.ndash;Albert GuerardWhen delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.ndash;Richard Brinsley SheridanThe finest qualities in our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.ndash;Henry David ThoreauDelicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.ndash;Evelyn Underhill
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