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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. Options
Daemon
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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
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Thank you, Mr. Dickens!

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It's a great advise that is difficult to fulfill .Having a heart that never harden is a great advice but can you control your heart ? It's a great virtue if you can. Controlling temper is not easy but it is one of virtues. Having a hand rhat never heart is another virtue. All the above mentioned can be found in mothers but needs a great self control to accomplish with other than your son or daughter .
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PTOFECTION
gerry
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PROFECTION
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God is looking for clean hands and a pure heart.
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Daemon wrote:
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)



It's too hard for one person to bear, though for two - it's quite real...
Lloydzee
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Nice one there.
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I like the phrase "a touch that never hurts". It reminds me of the motto for doctors when faced with a dilemma about treatment of a patient "do no harm".
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Applause
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dahmed63 wrote:
It's a great advise that is difficult to fulfill .Having a heart that never harden is a great advice but can you control your heart ? It's a great virtue if you can. Controlling temper is not easy but it is one of virtues. Having a hand rhat never heart is another virtue. All the above mentioned can be found in mothers but needs a great self control to accomplish with other than your son or daughter .


Like you said, it will only come from unconditional love of mother...rest is no comment sadly.
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Context from :
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, by Charles Dickens (1864-65)
Book 3 Chapter 2

A RESPECTED FRIEND IN A NEW ASPECT


Miss Potterson was stooping to loosen the bonnet-strings of the dolls' dressmaker. She looked round rather angrily, and said: 'Lizzie Hexam is a very proud young woman.'
'She would be so proud,' returned Riah, dexterously, 'to stand well in your good opinion, that before she quitted London for — '
'For where, in the name of the Cape of Good Hope?' asked Miss Potterson, as though supposing her to have emigrated.
'For the country,' was the cautious answer, — 'she made us promise to come and show you a paper, which she left in our hands for that special purpose. I am an unserviceable friend of hers, who began to know her after her departure from this neighbourhood. She has been for some time living with my young companion, and has been a helpful and a comfortable friend to her. Much needed, madam,' he added, in a lower voice. 'Believe me; if you knew all, much needed.'
'I can believe that,' said Miss Abbey, with a softening glance at the little creature.
'And if it's proud to have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts,' Miss Jenny struck in, flushed, 'she is proud. And if it's not, she is NOT.'
Her set purpose of contradicting Miss Abbey point blank, was so far from offending that dread authority, as to elicit a gracious smile. 'You do right, child,' said Miss Abbey, 'to speak well of those who deserve well of you.'
'Right or wrong,' muttered Miss Wren, inaudibly, with a visible hitch of her chin, 'I mean to do it, and you may make up your mind to THAT, old lady.'
'Here is the paper, madam,' said the Jew, delivering into Miss Potterson's hands the original document drawn up by Rokesmith, and signed by Riderhood. 'Will you please to read it?'
'But first of all,' said Miss Abbey, ' — did you ever taste shrub, child?'
Miss Wren shook her head.
'Should you like to?'
'Should if it's good,' returned Miss Wren.
...........

http://www.victorianlondon.org/etexts/dickens/mutual-0035.shtml
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pag asa
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Honestly speaking, we often hear "harden not your heart", but this is even harder. While losing temper is very easy, one does not need to be tired to lose it, can be just a snap and then its gone. When someone's heart hardens and already loses the temper, it is better not to touch as sure it will hurt.

This is the reality of life, but then if we can just work hard enough to overcome it then we surely will be in a better place.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Yes, and so very true.....
Fredric-frank Myers
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Yes, and so very true.....
Absurdicuss
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A brilliant and noble philosophy.
Stvn
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Wonderful stories with great lessons to life.
pedro
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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts

and a bank balance that never diminishes while your at it

amen.
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