Inspirational Quotes about Emotions

Emotion is a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. Below is a list of some Inspirational Quotes about Emotions.

Emotion is often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation.

Quotes about Emotions
Quotes about Emotions

Quotes about Emotions

“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

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

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.”
― Marianne Moore

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

“Love is a decision – not an emotion!”
― Lao Tzu

“When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.”
Gautama Buddha

“I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn’t capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.”
― Albert Camus

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”
― James Thurber

“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.”
Baruch Spinoza

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

“Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where there’s no time, so space, no frontiers.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence.”
― Oscar Wilde

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
― Eckhart Tolle

“Love, in short is the most dangerous emotion human can experience”
― V.C. Andrews

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”
― Nicholas Sparks

“Emotions have more connection with the senses than with the faculty of reason; and, therefore, when principles are entirely lost sight of and emotions prevail, religions degenerate into fanaticism and sectarianism.”
– Swami Vivekananda

“Men outlive their love, but they don’t outlive the consequences of their recklessness.”
― George Eliot

“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
– Alan Watts

“Emotions many times drag us down to the level of animals.”
– Swami Vivekananda

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
― Albert Einstein Quotes about Emotions

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

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
― H.P. Lovecraft

“One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man’s suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.”
― Denis Diderot

“This is what Zen means by being detached—not being without emotion or feeling, but being one in whom feeling is not sticky or blocked, and through whom the experiences of the world pass like the reflections of birds flying over water.”
– Alan Watts Quotes about Emotions

“We lived always in the stretch or sag of nerves, either on the crest or in the trough of waves of feeling.”
― T.E. Lawrence

“Women are always true, even in the midst of their greatest falsities, because they are always influenced by some natural feeling.”
― Honoré de Balzac


  1. I like the Lao Tzu quote best, it’s along the lines of something I learnt on a marriage course may moons ago.

    “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. Luke 12:27 – possibly a parallel quote to Freud’s?


  2. An ancient Chinese quote: “If you lose your looks, learn to sing.”


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