Emotions and Emotional Quotes (94) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Emotions are the various bodily feelings associated with mood, temperament, personality, disposition and motivation.


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

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...”
~ Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight 

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
~ Earl Nightingale

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
~ Plato

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
~ Dalai Lama

A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to committ outrages...
~ Hermann Hesse

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

Sex is emotion in motion.
~ Mae West

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us - how we can take it, what we do with it - and that is what really counts in the end.
~ Joseph Fort Newton

He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
~ John Buchan

One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter-forces, like love and compassion.
~ Dalai Lama 

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

To experience visually, and to transform our visual experience into plastic terms, requires the faculty of empathy.
~ Hans Hofmann

He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
~ Thomas Paine

When sadness comes, just sit by the side and look at it and say, "I am the watcher, I am not sadness," and see the difference. Immediately you have cut the very root of sadness. It is no more nourished. It will die of starvation. We feed these emotions by being identified with them.
~ Rajneesh

Too much emotion is like none at all.
~ Du Mu

One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
~ Arthur Koestler

It's all emotion. But there's nothing wrong with emotion. When we are in love, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are on vacation, we are not rational; we are emotional.
~ Frank Luntz

Shame is such an intense emotion. It just can drive you.
~ Kyra Sedgwick

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
~ Laozi

The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
~ Matthew Arnold

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

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
~ Ken Kesey

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

Things must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller

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

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
~ Jim Rohn

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

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
~ Vernon Howard

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

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

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

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

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
~ Robert Frost

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
~ Tony Robbins

The heart is forever inexperienced.
~ Henry David Thoreau 

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

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 book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
~ Daniel Goleman

Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.
~ Epictetus

One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.
~ John Lennon

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
~ T. S. Eliot

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
~ George Jean Nathan

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

There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
~ Oscar Wilde

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

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?
~ Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

Today I will be the master of my emotions.
~ Og Mandino

Emotion is always new.
~ Victor Hugo

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
~ Marc Chagall

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.
~ Aulus Persius Flaccus

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
~ Sigmund Freud

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

When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions.
~ Daniel Goleman

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
~ Remy de Gourmont

The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.
~ Franz Kafka

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
~ Rollo May

I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
~ John Mayer

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
~ Jackson Pollock

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

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written.
~ Ted Shawn

My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.
~ Nicholas Sparks

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
~ Stendhal

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent... But detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That's how you are able to leave it...You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief... But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely.You know what pain is. You know what love is. "All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.
~ Mitch Albom

If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your heard even, you experience them fully and completely.
~ Mitch Albom

If you hold back on the emotions--if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them--you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid.
~ Mitch Albom

Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground.
~ Alan Cohen

Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.
~ Carl Sagan

The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them.
~ P.D. Ouspensky

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

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. It is the source of all true art and science. He who knows it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle.
~ Albert Einstein

This market right now is moving on nothing more than emotions. Guess what? It almost always moves on emotions.
~ David Bach

EMOTION, n. A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head. It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes.
~ Ambrose Bierce

The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
~ Albert Einstein

Allow motion to equal emotion.
~ Elbert Hubbard 

What I want is that my picture should evoke nothing but emotion.
~ Pablo Picasso

Following your feelings will lead you to their source. Only through emotions can you encounter the force field of your own soul.
~ Gary Zukav

The people that weep before my paintings are having the same religious experience that I had when I painted it.
~ Mark Rothko

Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation: it changes us.
~ Lawren Harris

Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.
~ Joan Miro

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

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
~ Pearl S. Buck

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

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

Things must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller

People will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou

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

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