Best Emotions Quotes I Wish I Had Read

Are you looking for Emotions quotes? If yes, you have come to the right place.

We have compiled a list of quotes about Emotions for you to read.


Emotions Quotes

We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist)


Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

Carl Jung (1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist)


There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British Novelist)


Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.



It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973, Anglo-Irish Novelist)


One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German Philosopher)


We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior. We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self- overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900, German Philosopher)


The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

George Santayana (1863-1952, American Philosopher, Poet)


Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.

George Santayana (1863-1952, American Philosopher, Poet)


It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.

Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936, British Author)


You can’t expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can’t expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.

Greg Anderson (American Author of “The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness”)


The heart is forever inexperienced.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist)


All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Honore De Balzac (1799-1850, French Novelist)


If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Horace (65-8 BC, Italian Poet)


All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)


When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.

John Enoch Powell (1912-, British statesman,)


By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

Joseph Collins


It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves… have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924, Polish-born British Novelist)



Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.

Joseph Roux (1834-1905, French Priest, Writer)


The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no. 

Lester Bangs (1948-1982, American Rock Journalist)


You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.

Margaret Drabble (1939-, British Novelist)


Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747, French Moralist)


Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

Max Eastman (American Commentator, Writer)


If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Og Mandino (1923-1996, American Motivational Author, Speaker)


The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)


All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926, German Poet)


Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.

Robert Browning (1812-1889, British Poet)


Our emotions are only “incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.

S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British Poet, Critic)


He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809, Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer)


The heart is half a prophet.

Yiddish Proverb

Other Popular Quotes You Might Like

Or Browse All Popular Quotes


Leave a Comment