Sayings about Emotions

Control your emotion or it will control you. ~ Japanese Proverb

The heart is half a prophet. ~ Yiddish Proverb

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it ~ Bible

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.~ Kate Reid

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.~ Saying

Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. ~ Saying

Young love, first love, is filled with deep emotion.~ Saying

Music is the shorthand of emotion.~ Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct–it’s an art.~ Mae West

You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes. ~ Margaret Drabble

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

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. ~ H.P. Lovecraft

At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the new. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. ~ Adolph Hitler

The feelings, like flowers and butterflies, last longer the later they are delayed. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Emotions are not tools of cognition. They tell you nothing about the nature of reality. ~ Dave Galanter

The emotions aren’t always immediately subject to reason, but they are always immediately subject to action. ~ William James

Natural emotion is the soul of poetry, as melody is of music; the same faults are engendered by over-study of either art; there is a lack of sincerity, of irresistible impulse in both the poet and the, composer. ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman

It is our kindest and tenderest emotion which we screen from the world. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

If we deny emotion, we lose all touch with our internal universe. ~ Frank Herbert

All loving emotions, like plants, shoot up most rapidly in the tempestuous atmosphere of life. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

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

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

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

Emotions have taught mankind to reason. ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

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

Our emotions are only “incidents in the effort to keep day and night together. ~ T. S. Eliot

Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions. ~ Joseph Roux

When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score. ~ John Enoch Powell

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

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

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

No emotion, any more than a wave, can long retain its own individual form. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

Women prefer emotions to reasoning. ~ Marie Henri Beyle

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits. ~ Fulton John Sheen

Emotion is always new. ~ Victor Hugo

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual. ~ Honore De Balzac

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

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. ~ Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

People of too much sentiment are like fountains, whose overflow keeps a disagreeable puddle about them. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

g too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. ~ Bertrand Russell

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

Emotion, whether of ridicule, anger, or sorrow,–whether raised at a puppet show, a funeral, or a battle,–is your

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

If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions. ~ Og Mandino

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

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

A life based on reason will always require to be balanced by an occasional bout of violent and irrational emotion, for instinctual drives must be satisfied. ~ Cyril Connolly

Emotion is the atmosphere in which thought is steeped, that which lends to thought its tone or temperature, that to which thought is often indebted for half its power. ~ Hugh Reginald Haweis

The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no. ~ Lester Bangs

Emotions are the colors of the soul. ~ William P. Young


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