Emotion Quotes

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For news of the heart, ask the face.
— African proverb

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It takes a lot of time to be sentimental.
Emotion doesn't travel in a straight line.
Your heart often knows things before your mind does.

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Life without emotion was like an engine without fuel.
You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.


The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.


There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Man is the only creature whose emotions are entangled with his memory.
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.


A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all.


Emotions are like waves. Watch them disappear in the distance on the vast calm ocean.
The emotions may be endless. The more we express them, the more we may have to express.
There is nothing more startling in human relations that the strong emotion of weak people.


The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

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Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.


You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.

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Feelings ought to be kept for literature and art, where they are delightful and not intruded into life where they are merely a nuiscance.


He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another's personality, marking vulnerable points.
Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience.
To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.


When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.

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Emotions neither prove nor disprove facts. There was a time when any rational adult understood this. But years of dumbed-down education and emphasis on how people 'feel' have left too many people unable to see through this media gimmick.


I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.


Do not fight against pain; do not fight against irritation or jealousy. Embrace them with great tenderness, as though you were embracing a little baby. Your anger is yourself, and you should not be violent toward it. The same thing goes for all of your emotions.


Flowers and garbage are both organic in nature. So looking deeply into the nature of a flower, you can see the presence of the compost and the garbage. The flower is also going to turn into garbage, but don't be afraid! You are a gardener, and you have in your hands the power to transform garbage into flowers, into fruit, into vegetables. You don't throw anything away, because you are not afraid of garbage. Your hands are capable of transforming it into flowers, or lettuce, or cucumbers. The same thing is true of your happiness and your sorrow. Sorrow, fear, and depression are all a kind of garbage. These bits of garbage are part of real life, and we must look deeply into their nature. You can practice in order to turn these bits of garbage into flowers. It is not only your love that is organic; your hate is, too. So you should not throw anything out. All you have to do is learn how to transform your garbage into flowers.

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