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.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.
Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.
Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
Emotion is primarily about nothing and much of it remains about nothing to the end.
Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
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.
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.
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
It is not our exalted feelings, it is our sentiments that build the necessary home.
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves… have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
Our emotions are only ''incidents in the effort to keep day and night together.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
The heart is forever inexperienced.