To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man's heart.  ~Francesco Guicciardini

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, 1889

Men are no more immune from emotions than women; we think women are more emotional because the culture lets them give free vent to certain feelings, "feminine" ones, that is, no anger please, but it's okay to turn on the waterworks.  ~Una Stannard

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

One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields - even to sadness.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate

Memory is always faulty. Emotions are always true. ~Author Unknown

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

The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial one.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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

How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.  ~Claude Debussy

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 deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.  ~Kahlil Gibran

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

Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.  ~Andre Gide

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

Eventually you come to realize that most people aren't looking for a fight but for someone to surrender to.  ~Robert Brault,

Now I am not one of the most constant creatures alive myself, and am apt to run through the spectrum which has the blues at the bottom about once a week. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

If you don't manage your emotions, then your emotions will manage you.  ~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Transforming Anxiety

We got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout.  ~June Carter Cash

Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.  ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Melancholic madness strapped to your chest and you have no way of releasing the fear.  ~Daniel,

The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion.  ~Albert Einstein

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  ~Mark Twain

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

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