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Feelings Quotes – The Best Sayings About Emotions And Sensations

Feelings Quotes – 60 Sayings About Emotions And Sensations

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about feelings and the best sayings about emotions and moods? Then you've come to the right place! Every moment of our day is characterized by emotions and can change our mood - for example, we react to new information with love, joy, sadness, fear, astonishment or anger.

However, feelings are much more than just reactions to certain events. They are the most authentic expression of our inner selfour soul and our human values. However, many people find it difficult to express their feelings or even admit them.

In this article, I would therefore like to give you a collection of the best, short pieces of wisdom, aphorisms and quotes about the fascination of the emotional world, which underline why it is so incredibly important to show your feelings. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about feelings have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 60 best quotes about feelings, sensations and emotions

Understanding feelings and putting them into words can be a real challenge. You can subtle or overwhelming, fleeting or persistent, sweet or bitter be. They can also surprise us, hurt us or lead us to ourselves.

The following quotes offer you a deep insight into the world of emotions and feelings. Use them, among other things, also to better understand your own feelings - and to be able to empathize better with other people.

Feelings Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Nature must be experienced through feeling." (Alexander von Humboldt)
  2. "Never play with the feelings of others. Because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time." (William Shakespeare)
  3. "What a heavenly feeling it is to follow your heart." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  4. "Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind." (Albert Schweitzer)
  5. "There hardly is a more exhilarating emotion than to feel that you can be something for another." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  6. "The feeling can be much more subtle than the mind can be perceptive." (Viktor Frankl)
  7. "Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart." (C. S. Lewis)
  8. "Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul." (Democritus)
  9. "The feeling of health can only be gained by sickness." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
  10. "Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor." (Thích Nhất Hạnh)

Feelings Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them." (Oscar Wilde)
  2. "He who has overcome his fears will truly be free." (Aristotle)
  3. "Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for." (Zig Ziglar)
  4. "The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood." (Voltaire)
  5. "The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." (Hubert H. Humphrey)
  6. "Compassion does not mean that I imagine how I would feel instead of the other person or how he feels. Compassion means that I feel what he feels. Very directly. Inside myself, in my heart." (Safi Nidiaye)
  7. "World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion." (Dalai Lama)
  8. "Trust is the feeling of being able to believe a person even when you know you would lie if you were in his shoes." (Henry Louis Mencken)
  9. "Where there is most feeling, there is the greatest martyrdom." (Leonardo da Vinci)
  10. "The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness and misery." (Charles Darwin)

Tip: Also Animals have feelings. This is one of the Reasons why I live vegan. In the linked article, I introduce you to many more motifs and explain what the unpleasant feeling of cognitive dissonance has to do with it.

Feelings Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." (Sigmund Freud)
  2. "With a short tail wagging a dog can express more emotion than some people with hours of talk." (Louis Armstrong)
  3. "Pity is an emotion easy to scorn but central to our humanity." (Friedrich Hebbel)
  4. "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." (Nelson Mandela)
  5. "The habits of our senses have spun us into the lies and deceit of sensation." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  6. "Compassion is never wasted unless you feel sorry for yourself." (Henry Dunant)
  7. "The tragedy of too many people is that they cannot allow happiness just to be there; they cannot leave it alone." (Nathaniel Branden)
  8. "Everyone will notice that on high mountains, where the air is pure and thin, you breathe more freely and feel physically lighter and mentally cheerful." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  9. "There are no limits, neither to thoughts nor feelings. It’s anxiety that sets limits." (Ingmar Bergman)
  10. "It's not about getting the feelings out of your head or hiding them in there, it's about living through them with acceptance." (Carl R. Rogers)

Tip: Many people struggle with negative thoughts and feelings on a daily basis. How such a Stop mind carousel you can find out in the linked blog post.

Feelings Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." (Helen Keller)
  2. "The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  3. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." (Mark Twain)
  4. "With a short tail wagging a dog can express more emotion than some people with hours of talk." (Louis Armstrong)
  5. "What a heavenly sensation it is to follow one's heart." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  6. "Emotions can get in the way or get you on your way." (Mavis Mazhura)
  7. "N every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  8. "Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." (Mother Teresa)
  9. "To depend on no one, to be the man of one's heart, one's principles, one's feelings: nothing I have seen more rarely." (Nicolas Chamfort)
  10. "Finding people who feel and empathize for us is probably the most beautiful happiness on earth." (Carl Spitteler)

Tip: I have also given you a separate list of the best Happiness quotes compiled. Also about feelings such as Fears, Dear, Joie de vivre, Compassion, or Optimism or Curiosity you will find inspiring sayings in the blog.

Feelings Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "They who do not feel the darkness, will never look for the light." (Henry Thomas Buckle)
  2. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance!" (Nicolas Chamfort)
  3. "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)
  4. "Compassion is what makes us a wonderful community." (David Garrick)
  5. "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." (Mark Twain)
  6. "As long as people think that animals don't feel, animals will have to feel that people don't think." (Unknown)
  7. "Our desires presage the capacities within us they are harbingers of what we shall be able to accomplish." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I've never been before." (Bill Bryson)
  9. "Be guided by reason, but never hurt the sacred barrier of feeling." (Otto Ludwig)
  10. "A man often feels transformed as soon as he is treated humanely." (Eugen Roth)

Feelings Quotes 51 - 60

  1. "Perfumes are the feelings of flowers." (Heinrich Heine)
  2. "Suppressing feelings the long term is about as successful as forcing a balloon under water." (Harald Berenfänger)
  3. "But feelings can't be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem." (Anne Frank)
  4. "Time is just an empty space, to which events, thoughts and feelings give content." (Wilhelm von Humboldt)
  5. "Youth is unselfish in thought and feelings, so she most deeply feels and understands the truth." (Heinrich Heine)
  6. "Isn't it strange? People are far more ashamed to show their feelings than to feign them." (Otto Weiß)
  7. "Many misunderstandings arise from the fact that thanks are not said, but only felt." (Ernst R. Hauschka)
  8. "Under the tears of compassion grows that action which changes the world." (Jim Wallis)
  9. "There is only one way to feel good: One must learn to be content with what is given and not always demand what is lacking." (Theodor Fontane)
  10. "Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?" (Leo Tolstoy)

Can you think of any other sayings about feelings that are missing from this list? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments!

What are the basic emotions?

Basic emotions are emotions that every person is assumed to naturally carry and feel from birth. According to Ekman (1982), these include, for example Furcht, Freude, Ärger, Traurigkeit, Ekel und Überraschung.

Can you control your feelings?

Although you cannot directly and completely control your own feelings, you can learn how to react to them and process them. This works and other through Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and the conscious control of one's own thoughts and perceptions.

What is the strongest feeling?

It is difficult to determine across the boardwhich is the strongest feeling, as this is subjective and situation-dependent. However, the emotions of the Fear and grief as particularly strong feelings because overcoming them takes about 240 times longer than overcoming other feelings (such as shame, surprise, irritation or boredom), according to a study by the University of Leuven.₁

Use the best sayings about emotions and the world of feelings as a source of inspiration

Whether you feel the joy of a successful day, the sadness of a missed opportunity, the anger of an injustice, the love of a wonderful person or the fear of the unknown: every feeling has its rightful place in your life and makes you unique.

Simply regard the sayings and wisdom from this collection as invitations to emotional self-reflection, acceptance and expression of your emotions. After all, emotions are what make us human and fill the world with color.

Finally, here are a few further articles for you that are directly related to our feelings:

Do you have any questions, suggestions or other sayings and aphorisms on the subject of feelings and emotions? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: I have looked into this in more detail, Why good deeds and helping others make us happy. In the linked blog article, you will now learn the main reasons for this.

₁ University of Leuven (2014): Sadness lasts longer than other emotions, available at [21.06.2023].

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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