a.k.a. mildness, tenderness
- Often seems to be twinned with or even to be interchangeable with “meekness” in the Christian context, but I think of meekness as having a modest/humble/submissive component that gentleness doesn’t necessarily have.
Virtues possibly in tension¶
How to acquire or strengthen it¶
Notes and links¶
- One of the virtues discussed in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
- “When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.” —George Eliot (Adam Bede)