There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)


A man gets tired of feeling too much.

Wole Soyinka (1934 – )


Emotions are the lowest form of consciousness. Emotional actions are the most contracted, narrowing, dangerous form of behaviour.

Timothy Leary (1920 – 1996)


Hope told a flattering tale,
That Joy would soon return;
Ah! Naught my sighs avail,
For Love is doomed to mourn.

Giovanni Paisiello (1740 – 1816)


If you fight against all your sensations, you will have no standard to which to refer, and thus no means of judging even those judgments which you pronounce false.

Epicurus (341 – 270 BC)


If you want to know how you really feel about someone take note of the impression an unexpected letter from him makes on you when you first see it on the doormat.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)


In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

Antonio Porchia


Strong emotions and passions are the causes not only of mental but also of physical illness.

Susruta (4th century AD)


Tears left unshed turn to poison in the ducts.

Alice Walker (1944 – )


The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

Henry Miller (1891 – 1980)


There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.

G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)


When an emotionally exciting object stimulates the subject simultaneously with one not emotionally exciting, the latter may in time (often after one such joint stimulation) arouse the same emotional reaction as the former.

John B. Watson (1878 – 1958)


Where can you scream? It’s a serious question: where can you go in society and scream?

R. D. Laing (1927 – 1989)

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