150+ Best Emotion Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Emotion is a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general. Inspirational emotion quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Emotion Quotes

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

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Daniel Goleman

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

75 percent of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust. Center for Creative Leadership

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

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie

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

When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves. Jess C. Scott

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

The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart. Rasheed Ogunlaru

One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside. John Lennon

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments. Jim Morrison

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt

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

I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it. And one must save one’s emotions, channeling them only to the people who are worthy of it. One must not throw one’s pearls to the pigs. C. JoyBell C

Unleash in the right time and place before you explode at the wrong time and place. Oli Anderson

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

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. John Hancock

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

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

A feeling is no longer the same when it comes the second time. It dies through the awareness of its return. We become tired and weary of our feelings when they come too often and last too long. Pascal Mercier

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

When I open them, most of the books have the smell of an earlier time leaking out between the pages – a special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for ages have been calmly resting between the covers. Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages before returning each book to its shelf. Haruki Murakami

In a high-IQ job pool, soft skills like discipline, drive, and empathy mark those who emerge as outstanding. Daniel Goleman

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus

I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be. Alain de Botton

Anyone can be angry–that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way–that is not easy. Aristotle

Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry. Barry Neil Kaufman

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

It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us. Jackson Pearce

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

Deep Emotion Quotes

Emotions have taught mankind to reason. Marquis De Vauvenargues

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way. Mavis Mazhura

Experience is not what happens to you–it’s how you interpret what happens to you. Aldous Huxley

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

Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don’t let the baggage from your past–heavy with fear, guilt, and anger–slow you down. Maddy Malhotra

Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They’re there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence. T.K. Coleman

When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a lifelong effect. Peace Pilgrim

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

It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required. When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless. Andrew Solomon

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

It isn’t stress that makes us fall–it’s how we respond to stressful events. Wayde Goodall

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. Benjamin Franklin

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence. Robert K. Cooper, PhD

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

It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head–it is the unique intersection of both. David Caruso

We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. Salovey and Mayer

Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier. Sabaa Tahir

For news of the heart, ask the face. West African saying

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

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

Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand … prejudice, fear, and ignorance walk hand in hand. Peart

The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. Donald Calne

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it. Mitch Albom

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

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. Roger Ebert

Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions–so find out how to light their fires. Jeff Dewar

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

Strong Emotion Quotes

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

If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. Robert K. Cooper

Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business. Norman Vincent Peale

To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. Brian Koslow

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

When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air. Stephen R. Covey

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahlil Gibran

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar

We are at our most powerful the moment we no longer need to be powerful. Eric Micha’el Leventhal

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

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. Antonio Gramsci

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway

Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. Dean Koontz

He’d always known that shit rolled downhill, but he never knew tears did the same thing. Amy Lane

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. C.G. Jung

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

Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got. Janis Joplin

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. Anthony de Mello

The way to do is to be. Lao Tzu

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl R. Rogers

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing. Socrates

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

If we can’t laugh at ourselves, do we have the right to laugh at others? C.H. Hamel

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. Jack Welch

In my 35 years in business, I have always trusted my emotions. I have always believed that by touching emotion you get the best people to work with you, the best clients to inspire you, the best partners and most devoted customers. Kevin Roberts

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

One way to boost our willpower and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us. Daniel Goleman

Emotional intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80 percent of the “success” in our lives. J. Freedman

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

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

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