Heart Quotes

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Gratitude is the heart's memory.
— French proverb

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The heart is forever inexperienced.
When the heart is full, the eyes overflow.

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When the heart is narrow, the tongue is wide.
Never Offer Your Heart to Someone who Eats Hearts.
The heart has reasons that the reason knows not of.

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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews.

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A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

head and heart

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart.

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If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.
Nobody has ever measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
All that is worth cherishing in this world begins in the heart, not the head.
There is a chord in every human heart than has a sigh in it if touched aright.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

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If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

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The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.

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In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
If the human species has been able to make any progress, it is because of our heart of love and compassion.

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The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan.  You should wear it inside, where it functions best.

politics

My heart is like the ocean,
With tempest, ebb, and flow,
And many pearls full precious
Lie in its depths below.
Most things break, including hearts.  The lessons of a life amount not to wisdom but to scar tissue and callus.
The heart, especially the Jewish heart, is a fiddle: you pull the strings, and out come songs, mostly plaintive.
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?
We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.

understanding others

Be the master of your fate, be the captain of your soul, but do not hesitate, should the chance befall you, to be the slave of your heart.
Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts.  In its icy, black depths swell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.
O! Many a shaft at random sent
Finds mark the archer little meant!
And many a word, at random spoken,
May soothe or wound a heart that's broken.

words

Measured with magnetic field meters, the electromagnetic field that the heart produces is some five thousand times more powerful than that created by the brain.

sciency

A big heart is both a clunky and a delicate thing; it doesn't protect itself and it doesn't hide.  It stands out like a baby's fontanel, where you can see the soul pulse through.
The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labor. The human heart is so robust, so tough, that once encouraged it beats its rhythm with a loud unswerving insistency.

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"To find the balance you want," Ketut spoke through his translator, "this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have four legs, instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God."
The human heart harbors two conflicting sentiments.  Everyone of course sympathizes with people who suffer misfortunes. Yet when those people manage to overcome their misfortunes, we feel a certain disappointment.  We may even feel (to overstate the case somewhat) a desire to plunge them back into those misfortunes. And before we know it, we come (if only passively) to harbor some degree of hostility toward them.

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