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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

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 (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

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 (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.


The heart is forever inexperienced.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Emotions have taught mankind to reason.

Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747) French moralist, essayist, and writer.

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 (1737-1809) English intellectual.

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 (1875-1926) Austro-German poet.

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.