Emotions Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old emotions quotes, emotions sayings, and emotions proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Negative emotions like hatred destroy our peace of mind.     

Matthieu Ricard

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

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

Albert Einstein

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.     

Mark Twain

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.     

Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

George Santayana

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

T. S. Eliot

You're in bad shape when your emotions force you into acts which you know are foolish.     

Robert A. Heinlein

We're too busy keeping our emotions in check to ever dream of infinite possibilities. And maybe that is the ultimate conspiracy.     


Your emotions affect every cell in your body. Mind and body, mental and physical, are intertwined.     

Thomas Tutko

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

Friedrich Durrenmatt

Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen.     

Jan Hammer

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.     

Bertrand Russell

We all have human emotions that rob our lives.     

Jennifer O'Neill

Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.     

Carl Jung

It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions.     

Dennis Potter

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.     

W. Clement Stone

Your emotions are very unstable and should never be the foundation for direction in your life.     

Joyce Meyer

We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them.     

Gary Zukav

Our emotions are often beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. They represent our spontaneity, and seem to speak to us of our freedom.     

Tariq Ramadan

Emotions can certainly be misleading: they can fool you into believing stuff that is definitely, demonstrably untrue.     

Francis Spufford

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.     

Edmund Burke

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.     

Brian May

Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.     

Joseph Roux

Emotion is often what we rely upon to carry us across the unfathomable voids in our intelligence.     

Bryant H. McGill

It's a completely useless emotion - jealousy. I don't go there.     

Joy Behar

Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason.     

Eric Cantona

Nothing's wrong with honest emotion.     

Tony Goldwyn

Painful emotions show you what prevents you from creating harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for life.     

Gary Zukav

You can convey a lot of emotion with just some eyebrows and mouth movement.     

Gillian Jacobs

An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words.     

Robert Smithson

Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.     

Judith Wright

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

Max Eastman

Emotions are products of our mind, and we can actually train ourselves to choose whether we banish or embrace them.     

Mariella Frostrup

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

Theodor Adorno

Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.     

Stephen Kinzer

Emotions may win arguments, but they don't win wars.     

Kathleen Troia McFarland

You can almost read any emotion through someone's eyes.     

Jack Huston

I think you translate emotion better when you take your hands off.     

Alison Krauss

Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.     

Nigella Lawson

You don't have to work hard to bring emotions. It all just comes naturally, you're there living it.     

Camilla Belle

Everyone has emotions; you just learn to use then and be comfortable with them.     

Mitch Gaylord

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

But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.     

Anne Frank

If you keep your emotions locked in a box, then when you want to open it one day you'll find that they're gone.     

M.D. Arnold

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

Oscar Wilde

Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.     

Robert Henri