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 (1928–2014) American Poet
Love is a serious mental disease.
—Plato (428 BCE–347 BCE) Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician, Educator
When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call to inquiry, you may actually begin to look forward to uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends coming to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough.
—Byron Katie (b.1942) American Speaker, Author
To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
—Woody Allen (b.1935) American Film Actor, Director
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
—William James (1842–1910) American Philosopher, Psychologist, Physician
Who suffers from love, feels no pain.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.
—Ben Jonson (1572–1637) English Dramatist, Poet, Actor
Where there is love there is life.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948) Indian Hindu Political leader
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968) American Author
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues, not by the power of those which subdue him.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
—Jean de La Bruyere (1645–96) French Satiric Moralist, Author
Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
—Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) American Self-Help Author
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American Philosopher
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
—Judy Garland (1922–69) American Actress, Singer
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
—John Wooden (1910–2010) American Sportsperson
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
—John Lennon (1940–80) British Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Activist
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
—Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) American First Lady, Diplomat, Humanitarian
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one’s neighbor.
—Mother Teresa (1910–97) Roman Catholic Missionary, Nun
The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.
—Samuel Johnson (1709–84) British Essayist
The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it.
—Blaise Pascal (1623–62) French Mathematician, Physicist, Theologian
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
—Oprah Winfrey (b.1954) American TV Personality
Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
—Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) (1788–1824) English Romantic Poet
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 (1856–1950) Irish Playwright
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
—Charles Dickens (1812–70) English Novelist
The hottest love has the coldest end.
—Socrates (469BCE–399BCE) Ancient Greek Philosopher
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
—Alfred Adler (1870–1937) Austrian Psychiatrist
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.
—Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) American Self-Help Author