Playing on a Word: Tender

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“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
-Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

“…the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”
-1st Nephi 1:20 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object.”
-Henry David Thoreau “Walden”

“Try a little tenderness.”
-Otis Redding


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