"Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong."
"Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength."
"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
"I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong."
"In mine opinion, love is fitter than fear, gentleness better than beating, to bring up a child rightly in learning."