Definitions: (1) soft; gently and pleasantly affecting the senses; sweet; (2) tender and gracious in temper and disposition; kind; compassionate; merciful; clement; indulgent; easy; (3) calm; tranquil; mellow; meek

• Restrain thy mind, and let mildness ever attend thy tongue. — Theognis of Megara (6th c. BC) Greek lyric poet
• How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. — George Washington Carver (1864–1943) American agricultural scientist