105+ 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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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Emotion Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. – Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 heartFrancesco Guicciardini

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

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

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

Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validatedJill 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 balanceBrian 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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-Exupery

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 emotionsAyn 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

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