Emotion Sayings and Quotes

Emotions are what make a human. Although some can be unpleasant at times, it’s better than not feeling anything at all. Get emo with the collection of wise and insightful quotes on emotion below.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.     

Helen Keller

I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.     

Oscar Wilde

We all live at the mercy of our emotions. Our emotions influence and shape our desires, thoughts and behaviors and above all our destiny.     

Dr T.P.Chia

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.     

Sigmund Freud

Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.     

Vincent Van Gogh

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.     

John Lennon

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.     

Horace Walpole

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. It's a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.     

Brigitte Nicole

I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.     

C.S. Lewis

Emotion is more powerful than reason. Emotion is the driving force behind thinking and reasoning. Emotional intelligence increases the mind's ability to make positive, brilliant decisions.     

Dr T.P.Chia

We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.     

Brene Brown

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

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

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Carl Gustav Jung

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.     

Marquis De Vauvenargues

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority.     

Lord Chesterfield

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.     

Buddha

Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking. That is what's real.     

Doc Childre

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

Marya Mannes

Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.     

Deepak Chopra

Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.     

Guy Finley

To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart     

Francesco Guicciardini

Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf     

Jonatan Martensson

Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated     

Jill Bolte Taylor

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance     

Brian Tracy

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

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

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

Max Eastman

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.     

Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

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

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

T.S. Eliot

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.     

John Sterling

One's suffering disappears when one let's go, when one yields-even to sadness.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

As none can see the wind but in its effects on the trees, neither can we see the emotions but in their effects on the face and body.     

Nathaniel LeTonnerre

When you own or take responsibility for your feelings, you place yourself in a position of power and control.     

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran

Swift instincts leaps; slow reason feebly climbs.     

Edward Young

Our emotions are the driving powers of our lives.     

Earl Riney

Too much emotion is like none at all     

Du Mu

Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.     

Robert Browning

An emotion is an automatic response, an automatic effect of man's value premises. An effect, not a cause. There is no necessary clash, no dichotomy between man's reason and his emotions     

Ayn Rand

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.     

Albert Einstein

Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them.     

Friedrich Durrenmatt

When we acknowledge children's feelings, we do him a great service. We put him in touch with his inner reality. And once he's clear about that reality, he gathers the strength to begin to cope.     

Adele Faber

Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.     

Robert Henri

Managing our emotions increases intuition and clarity. It helps us self-regulate our brain chemicals and internal hormones. It gives us natural highs, the real fountain of youth we've been searching for. It enables us to drink from elixirs locked within our cells, just waiting for us to discover them.     

Doc Childre

If one uses one's intellect to become master over the unlimited emotions, it may produce a sorry and diversionary effect upon the intellect.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.     

Irene Claremont

Every passion, every emotion , has its effect upon the mind. Every change of mind, however slight, has its effect upon the body.     

Khan

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming conscious. There can be no transformation of darkness into light...without emotion.     

Carl Jung

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

Reiner Maria Rilke

Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.     

Kahlil Gibran

To think with the heart is to think in living terms.     

Jean Gebser

A man is not as much as he feels he is but as much as he feels.     

Jean Toomer

You cannot know what you cannot feel.      

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know...All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.     

Blaise Pascal

Life is a tram of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they proved to be many colored lenses which paint the world in their own hue.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emotion which does not lead to and flow out in right action is not only useless, but it weakens character, and becomes an excuse for neglect of effort.     

Tyron Edwards

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

George Santayana

Do not violence to yourself; respect in yourself the oscillations of feeling: they are your life and your nature; a wiser than you made them.     

Henri-Frederic Amiel

Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself.     

Andre Gide

Our feelings are the source of our energy, they provide; they provide the horsepower that makes it possible for us to accomplish the tasks of living...Since our feelings work for us, we should treat them with respect.     

M. Scott Peck

One can never repeat exactly the same emotion.     

Oscar Wilde

Only one thing remains infinitely fascinating to me, the mystery of moods. To be master of these moods is exquisite, to me mastered by them more exquisite still.     

Oscar Wilde

We lose our chances, we lose our figures, we even lose our characters; but we must never lose our tempers. That is our duty to our neighbor...but sometimes we mislay it, don't we?     

Oscar Wilde

If you close your eyes for just one minute, you can experience how a feeling or emotion is born, grows old, and passes away. It's like a wave rising to a peak and then breaking apart.     

Bhante Gunaratana

Men decide many more problems by...emotion than by reason.     

Marcus Tulius Cicero

We are sometimes stirred by emotion and take it for zeal.     

Thomas A. Kempis

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.     

Vauvenargues

Tears are the blood of emotion.     

Bea N. Abbling

In fact, when we are close to both extremes of human emotion— ecstasy and despair— we find absolute honesty about what it is in this life that brings us joy or pain.     

Bradley Trevor Greive

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.     

Virginia Woolf

Feelings are, as we all know, at the heart of emotion.     

Peter Goldie

I've got so much emotion that I, / Just cannot bear. / I know I don't have much time but, / The world looks to grey. / I think it's about time I, / Come out as gay.     

Jason Ritchie

You've got me feeling emotions / Deeper than I've ever dreamed of / You've got me feeling emotions / Higher than the heavens above      

Mariah Carey

Until we find the things we need I know / I want that love / King of Emotion / Stronger than you and so much deeper than me / I know that love is King of Emotion / King of Emotion take a walk with me.     

Stuart Adamson

Can't stop the runaway emotions / Fighting, hiding, can't stop the runaway emotions / Hypnotized, paralyzed / Can't stop the runaway emotions.     

Muir