A collection of quotes on emotion.


“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”



"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."

Thomas Hardy


“I can resist anything except temptation.”

Oscar Wilde


"Pain must enter into its glorified life of memory before it can turn into compassion…"

George Eliot


“I think I dislike what I don't like more than I like what I like.”

George Eliot


“Boredom: the desire for desires.”

Leo Tolstoy


“He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.”

John Buchan


“Joy, once lost, is pain”

Percy Bysshe Shelley


"Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride."

Joanna Baillie


"Peace is that state in which fear of any kind is unknown."

John Buchan


“Beware the fury of a patient man.”

John Dryden


“Silence is not weakness and decency is not pride”

Arthur Machen


“Though sympathy alone can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.”

Bram Stoker


“To try to be brave is to be brave.”

George MacDonald


"It is my pride, my damn'd, native, unconquerable pride, that plunges me into distraction."

Thomas Chatterton


“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ”

Kahlil Gibran


“Few love to hear the sins they love to act.”

William Shakespeare


“When I envied a man's spurs then they were indeed worth coveting.”

Zane Grey


"Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake."

Edgar Wallace


"Honesty is as rare as a man without selfpity."

Stephen Vincent Benet