The Heart Sayings and Quotes

Our hearts are quite the persistent little devices. Just pumping away, they keep us alive physically and emotionally, even when we think life is too much to bear. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about the heart.

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.     

Washington Irving

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.     

Honoré de Balzac

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.     

Zelda Fitzgerald

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.     

Charlotte Bronte

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.     

Maya Angelou

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.     

Martin Luther

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.     

Thomas Carlyle

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.     

George Herbert

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.     

Morihei Ueshiba

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.     

Blaise Pascal

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.     

Charles Dickens

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.     

John O'Donohue

The heart will break, but broken live on.     

Lord Byron

The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.     

Henry Ward Beecher

A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.     

Alfred Nobel

If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.     

Sharon Salzberg

You do have to follow your heart, otherwise you're living a false life.     

Eric Mabius

A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.     


A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets.     

Gloria Stuart

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.     

Thomas Moore

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.     

Maria Edgeworth

An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception.     

John Bevere

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

Charles Dickens

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have.     

Gloria Estefan

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.     

Robert Frost

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.     

Ella Maillart

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.     

Deepak Chopra

Don't worry about your heart, it will last you as long as you live.     

W. C. Fields