Feelings Quotes

Most popular feelings quotes

Wisdom knows what feelings are present without being lost in them.
Jack Kornfield (The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology)

wisdom buddhist

Trust not thy feeling, for whatever it be now, it will quickly be changed.
No feeling is final.
Feelings are untidy.
Feelings change facts.

facts

Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and "proofs" all their own.
Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ)
Never apologize for showing feeling, my friend.  Remember that when you do so, you apologize for truth.

apology

Experts say that denying bad feelings intensifies them; acknowledging bad feelings allows good feelings to return.
Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun)
Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling when we ought to be thinking, and thinking when we ought to be feeling.

human nature critical thinking

Although many of us may think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think.
Feelings ought to be kept for literature and art, where they are delightful and not intruded into life where they are merely a nuiscance.
C. S. Lewis (The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis)

emotion

Feelings take you into uncharted territory from time to time it's true, but you almost always benefit from the journey one way or the other.
Merle Shain (Some Men Are More Perfect Than Others)
We are taught to live,
we are
taught to feel.
We are taught to conform and conceal.
We are taught so well
what we
ought to feel
that we cannot feel what we feel.
Philosophers have done wisely when they have told us to cultivate our reason rather than our feelings, for reason reconciles us to daily things of existence; our feelings teach us to yearn after the far, the difficult, the unseen.

reason

It is interesting to note that although our limbic system functions throughout our lifetime, it does not mature. As a result, when our emotional "buttons" are pushed, we retain the ability to react to incoming stimulation as though we were a two year old, even when we are adults.