240 Feelings Quotes to Express and Understand Yourself

You’ll surely learn how to express and understand more of how you feel with the guidance of these top 240 feelings quotes.

Emotions and feelings are essential aspects of the human experience.

Most of us realize that help and understanding should only start within ourselves especially in the most challenging times.

They are frequently masks for deeper emotions, which we could and should describe in more nuanced and precise ways.

This is a great place to start for you to improve the ability to express and understand feelings and why we are feeling it with time and practice.

So what are you waiting for? Be sure to read the full list below.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these hurt quotes and being alone quotes.

Best Feeling Quotes 

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

2. “The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas—identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.” – John Mayer

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

4. “Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?” – Leo Tolstoy

5. “A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” – Roy T. Bennett

7. “Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all, and from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.” – Willard Scott

8. “Don’t shut down your emotions. Embrace them. Your emotions are your internal compass telling you whether or not you are on track. Use them to help cultivate your passions or motivate you to change situations and circumstances that hold you back from achieving your goals.” – Jillian Michaels 

9. “Sometimes your mind says, ‘No,’ but your heart says, ‘Go.’” – Yvonne Urlanda 

Famous Feelings Quotes

10. “Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.” – José N. Harris

11. “One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.” – Gustave Flaubertwar

12. “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

13. “The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial one.” – Augustus William Hare

14. “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” – Jane Austen

15. “Do not give in too much to feelings. An overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

17. “You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

18. “Never play with the feelings of others, because you may win the game, but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for lifetime.” – William Shakespeare

19. “Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings, always darker, emptier, and simpler.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes About Feelings That Inspire

20. “Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place.” – Judith Wright

21. “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

22. “Six essential qualities that are the key to success—sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.” – William C. Menninger

23. “Good manners include showing consideration for the feelings of others.” – Jarmel Bell 

24. “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

25. “There are no words to express the feeling and reality of completeness, our natural state of being. It can only be experienced.” – Peter Erbe

26. “Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.” – Andrew Weil

27. “Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, no feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rike

28. “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

29. “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler

Feelings Quotes Towards Other People

30. “We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.” – Colleen Hoover

31. “Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don’t know any other way to live than by extremes because their emotional thermostat is broken.” – Shannon L. Alder

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

33. “Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.” – Cassandra Clare

34. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

35. “Emotions come and go and can’t be controlled so there’s no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.” – Nicholas Sparks

36. “If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

37. “People can’t understand others’ feelings, they always forget that everyone has a different perspective.” – Dev

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

39. “Some people use their own hurt as an excuse for hurting others.” – Roland Merullo 

40. “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

Deep Quotes About Feelings

41. “Nobody can understand what you’re feeling unless they burn the way you burned.” – Rihanna

42. “Feelings are like the tides in the ocean developed by the gravitational force of the beautiful moon in your heart.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

43. “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” – Brian Jacques

44. “The act of speaking out makes you alone.” – Ravish Kumar

45. “When you refuse to embrace your negative emotions, you are refusing to heal the part of you that was triggered.” – Xavier Dagba

46. “Feelings are never permanent. Maybe you love that person today. Maybe you will hate that person tomorrow. You can never tell how much a person means to you unless that person is gone. Remember—the end justifies the means. So take care of the people who love you so much.” – Anonymous

47. “Ethics is not definable—is not implementable—because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feelings.” – Valdemar W. Setzer

48. “When embraced and accepted, negative emotions can be a powerful catalyst to positive change in one’s life and can lead to a deeper feeling of meaning and authenticity.” – Dr. Paul TP Wong

49. “The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.” – Albert Einstein

50. “Emotional pain cannot kill you but running from it can. Allow. Embrace it. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” – Vironika Tugaleva

51. “The only way you can reach your full potential is if you open up and allow yourself to be exposed to how you really feel.” – Turquoise Ominek

52. “Some of you may feel that you are not as attractive and beautiful and glamorous as you would like to be. Rise above any such feelings, cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

53. “Embrace all emotions—sadness, happiness, sorrow, hate, prejudice, fear. They are weapons against our greatest enemy—indifference.” – Dave Matthes 

54. “Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.” – T.S. Eliot

55. “Our truest feelings are revealed in our weakest moments.” – Anonymous

Short Feelings Quotes

56. “What you resist, persists.” – Carl Jung

57. “We often confuse what we wish for with what is.” – Neil Gaiman

58. “One can never repeat exactly the same emotion.” – Oscar Wilde

59. “There is no instinct like that of the heart.” – Lord Byron

60. “We apply the law to facts. We don’t apply feelings to facts.” – Sonia Sotomayor

61. “It’s hard for me to put my feelings into words.” – Joaquin Phoenix

62. “Whatever you do, you should do it with feeling.” – Yogi Berra

63. “Feelings are, as we all know, at the heart of emotion.” – Peter Goldie

64. “I have to fight off those unwanted feelings of negativity.” – Tanisha Herrin 

65. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

66. “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket

67. “My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.” – Dejan Stojanovic

68. “Don’t hide your emotions. It’ll make a beast capable to kill you.” – Asmi

69. “At the end of the day, I’m a person. I have feelings. I get tired. I get sad.” – Summer Walker

70. “Sometimes, we survive by forgetting.” – Anonymous

Profound Feelings Quotes

71. “I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

72. “Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.” – Yanni

73. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” – Aristotle

74. “The one human quality that must be developed is self-discipline for success. The willpower to force yourself to do what you know you should do when you should do it, whether you like it or not, whether you feel like it or not. Success is tons of discipline.” – Brian Tracy

75. “Emotions are celebrated and repressed, analyzed and medicated, adored and ignored but rarely, if ever, are they honored.” – Karla McLaren

76. “Some things are too big to be seen; some emotions are too huge to be felt.” – Neil Gaiman 

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

78. “I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else.” – Josh Gordon

79. “A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.” – Oscar Wilde

80. “There’s nothing more inspiring than the complexity and beauty of the human heart.” – Cynthia Hand

Feelings Quotes That Will Give You Great Lessons

81. “To my mind, having care and concern for others is the highest of human qualities.” – Fred Hollows

82. “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” – Audre Lorde

83. “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

84. “If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.” – Alice Walker

85. “Inner resilience and the ability to bounce back are personal qualities. Align yourself with someone who has this kind of resilience so that your own can be strengthened. Find another oak to weather the storm with you. Anyone who is in touch with his or her core self will always respond.” – Deepak Chopra

86. “The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities—warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful and happier.” – Dalai Lama

87. “One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference.” – Jeff Bridges

88. “You learn about gratitude by giving. You learn about humility by receiving, and in the pecking order of human qualities, I’d probably put humility somewhere before gratitude.” – Jean Harris

89. “The greatest of all our human concepts is the immortality of the personality and the eternal glory of the human soul.” – Sterling W. Sill

90. “If you’re searching for a quote that puts your feelings into words, you won’t find it. You can learn every language and read every word ever written but you’ll never find what’s in your heart.” – Ranata Suzuki

Quotes About Feelings and Experience

91. “To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.” – Barbara Walters

92. “But smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings. I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.” – Anne Brontë

93. “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” – Roger Ebert

94. “Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy—who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.” – Benjamin Disraeli

95. “If you have a choice between qualifications and personal qualities when it comes to hiring people, go with personal qualities. You can teach them the job.” – Roger Ailes

96. “In principle and in practice, in a right track and in a wrong one, the rarest of all human qualities is consistency.” – Jeremy Bentham

97. “Since it is our thoughts that create our feelings and emotions and it is our perspective that creates our reality this is of the highest importance.” – Joshua Stone 

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

99. “To be more childlike, you don’t have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.” – Wayne Dyer

100. “May you continue to write your story and share it, knowing you are the only one who can fill those pages with your own thoughts, experiences, feelings, and emotions.” – Jenna Kandyce Linch 

Feelings Quotes That Will Make You Think

101. “Breathing is hard. When you cry so much, it makes you realize that breathing is hard.” – David Levithan

102. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi

103. “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” – Steven Tyler

104. “As the light begins to intensify, so does my misery, and I wonder how it is possible to hurt so much when nothing is wrong.” – Tabitha Suzuma

105. “Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it’s there if you look deep.” – Taraji P. Henson

106. “A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.” – Anonymous

107. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” – Leonardo da Vinci

108. “Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” – Christopher Morely

109. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes, we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

110. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

Quotes About Feelings and Kindness for Others

111. “To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others.” – Giovanni Boccaccio

112. “There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.” – Daisaku Ikeda

113. “Good human qualities—honesty, sincerity, a good heart, cannot be bought with money, nor can they be produced my machines, but only by the mind itself. We can call this the inner light, or God’s blessing, or human quality. This is the essence of mankind.” – Dalai Lama

114. “One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all—to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.” – Ezra Taft Benson

115. “Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.” – Ellen DeGeneres

116. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson

117. “Doing good is a simple and universal vision. A vision to which each and every one of us can connect and contribute to its realization. A vision based on the belief that by doing good deeds, positive thinking and affirmative choice of words, feelings and actions, we can enhance goodness in the world.” – Shari Arison

118. “The fact is that people are good. Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.” – Abraham Maslow

119. “Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners—no matter what fork you use.” – Emily Post

120. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.” – Carl Jung

Feelings Quotes About Arts and Music

121. “Music evokes so many feelings in us, memories, nostalgia, things that are connected to our past.” – Olga Kurylenko

122. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings—it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.” – William Wordsworth 

123. “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find Shannon relief in music.” – George Eliot

124. “A film is—or should be—more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.” – Ingmar Bergman

125. “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” – Agnes Martin

126. “Art makes us feel less alone. It makes us think—somebody else has thought this, somebody else has had these feelings.” – Alan Moore

127. “Songwriting is my way of channeling my feelings and my thoughts. Not just mine, but the things I see, the people I care about. My head would explode if I didn’t get some of that stuff out.” – Dolly Parton

128. “I just like playing songs with happy vibes and good feelings.” – Kygo

129. “Music is what our feelings sound like.” – Vera Farmiga

130. “Poetry is not a matter of feelings, it is a matter of language. It is the language which creates feelings.” – Umberto Eco

Quotes About Feelings and Dedication 

131. “There is no remedy for love than to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

132. “A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.” – Rachel Simmons

133. “I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house—they want places to play.” – Beverly Cleary

134. “A ‘gossip partner’ is someone you love and trust, with whom you may go through the day’s events with impunity, and with whom you may air your feelings, without them falling asleep.” – Rebecca Pidgeon

135. “You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth; or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” – Jane Goodall

136. “In a world full of temporary things, you are a perpetual feeling.” – Sanober Khan

137. “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

138. “The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.” – Karl Lagerfeld

139. “It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone.” – Marilyn Monroe

140. “Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.” – David Borenstein

Quotes About Feelings and Self-Worth

141. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paulo Coelho

142. “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hahn

143. “The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence—not in silence, but restraint.” – Marianne Moore

144. “We destroy ourselves when we stop feeling. If you bury your feelings within you, you become a graveyard.” – Bernie S. Siegel

145. “I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.” – Marilyn Monroe 

146. “My feelings are the language of my soul.” – Uma Girish 

147. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because whose mind doesn’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss 

148. “Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them.” – Robert Henri

149. “We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.” – Brene Brown

150. “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

Feelings Quotes on Making Wise Decisions

151. “Our emotions influence and shape our desires, thoughts and behaviors, and above all, our destiny.” – Dr T.P. Chia

152. “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

153. “Best way to get away from negative feelings and emotions is to involve ourselves without getting involved. It comes by practice and is beneficial for our health—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.” – Mahesh 

154. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran

155. “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

156. “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

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

158. “I pay no attention whatsoever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

159. “The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings. Words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.” – Stephen King

160. “Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street. Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ourselves to the world.” – Khaled Hosseini

Quotes on Understanding One’s Feelings

161. “Build standards that are not distorted or compromised by negative feelings.” – Sarah Bennett

162. “Don’t hide your feelings, act on them. You never know when that chance will no longer be there.” – Anonymous 

163. “Feeling hurt is better than feeling nothing at all.” – Anonymous

164. “Feelings such as loneliness, longing, or love are sometimes hard to put into words. Maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.” – Agnes Obel

165. “Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one’s own despised and unwanted feelings.” – Alice Miller

166. “People’s love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.” – Will Cotton

167. “I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words. They ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.” – Florence Nightingale

168. “To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would, I don’t know—I wish it upon everybody. It’s heaven.” – Prince

169. “It’s not sissy to show your feelings.” – Princess Diana

170. “Ridding yourself of negative emotions can make you a new person. Suddenly you will find you have time, energy and abilities you never dreamt you had.” – Michael Leboeuf 

Quotes About Accepting Your Emotions

171. “I’m proud of myself because I understand others’ feelings.” – Alice Singh

172. “People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.” – Irwin Federman

173. “Feelings are something you have—not something you are.” – Shannon L. Alder

174. “Emotions have taught mankind to reason.” – Marquis De Vauvenargues

175. “If you want understanding, try giving some.” – Malcolm Forbes

176. “Living people do not make excuses for their emotions. They accept that feelings come as part of the human package—they embrace and walk with them on their journey.” – Shevrilere

177. “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

178. “Watch a movie that makes you laugh or listen to a song that makes you cry. Embrace your emotions and be proud of what you feel.” – Demi Lovato

179. “This is the greatest paradox—the emotions cannot be trusted, yet it is the emotions that tell us the greatest truths.” – Don Herold 

180. “Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie to you.” – Roger Ebert

Quotes About Feeling Pain

181. “I have mixed emotions today. It’s been a tough couple of weeks.” – Dave Magarity

182. “The pain started years ago, but I’d lived with it for so long at that point that I’d accepted it as an inevitable part of me.” – Ashley D. Wallis 

183. “You can’t stop loving someone if you had already fallen—all you can do is hurting yourself.” – M.F. Moonzajer 

184. “We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.” – Albert Einstein

185. “That was one of the saddest things about people—their most important thoughts and feelings often went unspoken and barely understood.” – Alexandra Adornetto

186. “It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed.” – Andrew Solomon

187. “The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted.” – Fred Rogers

188. “These violent delights have violent ends.” – William Shakespeare

189. “Some days, it’s difficult to explain the feelings that rush in and out of the bloodstream.” – Tanisha Herrin 

190. “Negative emotion is your indicator of resistance, while positive emotion is your indicator of allowance.” – Esther Hicks 

Feelings Quotes About Sadness and Regret

191. “Pardon the hurt others have caused you. What they did is past. What is bothering today are your current feelings that comes from this load. Let it go.” – Chetan Bhagat

192. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

193. “Bear the pain of living with ugly feelings rather than attacking yourself for having them or attacking others to escape them.” – Sarah Bennett

194. “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” – Yoko Ono

195. “To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing.” – Dorothy Thompson

196. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

197. “Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.” – Albert Einstein

198. “Make the most of your regrets—never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” – Henry David Thoreau

199. “When emotions become speechless, it is expressed only through tears.” – Shanmuga Priya 

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

Insightful Quotes About Feelings

201. “Decisions that apply to your feelings are the cause of great suffering.” – Moonstone White

202. “I think the crazy emotions are the ones that help you grow into who you’re going to be someday and challenge you, and teach you things about yourself.” – Taylor Swift

203. “Give respect to others’ thoughts and cherish their feelings. When you do this regularly, you’ll step into the magnificent world of wisdom and understanding.” – Anonymous

204. “The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, you become a lover of what is.” – Baruch Spinoza 

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

206. “Denying their true feelings, they start a false act.” – Jenna Kandyce Linch 

207. “Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” – Carl Sagan 

208. “The feelings of hell exist only within the ego thought system.” – Gene Skaggs Jr. 

209. “I have no reason to harbor unjust feelings toward others, for there is nothing set in the stone that says my enemies must always be my enemies.” – Jason B. Cunningham 

210. “You have to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.” – Anonymous

Feelings Quotes to Live By

211. “It is unhealthy to have feelings deep to hold-eventually you will explode.” – Arlene De’Sha Jennings 

212. “To awaken human emotion is the highest level of art.” – Isadora Duncan

213. “The poet’s job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it.” – Anne Sexton

214. “The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude.” – Hans Selye

215. “Express the inner feelings of your gratification outwardly.” – Franklin A. Ohio Zebau 

216. “Our feelings are exactly what makes us human.” – Anthony Rosario Wagner 

217. “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 

218. “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life, they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” – Gretchen Rubin 

219. “If you let people follow their feelings, they will be able to do good. This is what is meant by saying that human nature is good.” – Oxford University Press 

220. “Hide your emotions beside your attitudes. The true ones can find it, let the ordinaries go away.” – Priyanka Priyadarsini 

Quotes About Feelings and Commitment

221. “Your feelings would have been coming from your external perceptions and satisfaction of egoism.” – Zett Why

222. “In a healthy relationship, when things come about, partners have feelings they talk and work out.” – Arlene De’Sha Jennings 

223. “Women are as old as they feel, and men are old when they lose their feelings.” – Mae West

224. “One has to transcend all petty human feelings in order to attain supreme love.” – Amma 

225. “Sometimes, people won’t understand how you feel until it happens to them, until they experience the pain.” – Brigitte Nicole 

226. “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open and rules are flexible-the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Virginia Satir 

227. “Your emotions can keep you well. If you are happy at home, content in your job, feel accepted by colleagues and receive praise for work done, healthy emotions are nourishing you.” – Blake Clark

228. “Respect for your own personality is your relationship with yourself when you don’t blame yourself for any actions, don’t follow others, and when you feel a harmony of feelings, thoughts and actions.” – Zett Why 

229. “It is hard for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.” – Oxford University Press

230. “But try getting blindly carried away by your feelings, without reasoning, without a primary cause, driving consciousness away at least for a time, start hating, or fall in love, only so as not to sit with folded arms.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Feelings Quotes on the World and Governance

231. “The hope of any nation lies in the personal qualities of its individual members.” – Margery Wilson

232. “Patience is no small, feel-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can’t work together and society can’t function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations.” – M.J. Ryan

233. “Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” – Barack Obama

234. “Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders.” – Frank Herbert

235. “The Bible teaches us to be more concerned about the needs and feelings of others than our own.” – Psalm 119:28

236. “There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” – Anthon St. Maarten

237. “It is a curious sensation—the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned—nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.” – George Bernard Shaw

238. “We stop other people from crying because we cannot stand the sounds and movements of their bodies. It threatens our own rigidity. It induces similar feelings in ourselves which we dare not express and it evokes a resonance in our own bodies which we resist.” – Alexander Lowen

239. “Mankind is governed more by their feelings than by reason. Events which excite those feelings will produce wonderful events.” – Oxford University Press

240. “This world will be a better place if we try to understand the feelings of others.” – Shashi Girdhar 

Which of These Feelings Quotes Enlightened Your Mind?

We improve our ability to understand emotions as we become older. We can identify what we’re feeling and put it into words rather than responding like children, and we also improve our ability to understand what we are feeling and why we are feeling it with time and practice. Emotional awareness is the term for this ability.

From moment to moment and day to day, our thoughts and sensations reveal our emotional state. It might be difficult to make sense of one’s own thoughts and feelings and you may be experiencing new feelings that you don’t understand.

There may be times when you don’t feel good about yourself or when you find it difficult to appreciate activities you used to like. Whether you’re angry or sad, have a desire to be alone, or you’re having unusual thoughts that you’re not sure about, having someone to talk to about it can help. By voicing out your feelings, you may discover that there is information and support available.

Which of these feelings quotes caught your attention? What do you think about your feelings? Let us know in the comment section below what are your thoughts and opinions.


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