Heart Quotes

Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else. - William Hazlitt


Fra Lippo, we have learned from thee A lesson of humanity: To every mother's heart forlorn, In every house the Christ is born. - Richard Watson Gilder


An advantage of having a hard heart is that it will take a lot to break it. - W. Burton Baldry


Your conscience teaches your mind how to 'think' your heart how to 'feel' your soul how to 'obey' and most importantly your body how to 'perform' extraordinary 'acts' of charity and human kindness. Toward your fellow man. - Joseph P. Martino


Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend. - Helen Keller


Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Eternal Spirit of the chain-less Mind! Brightest in dungeons, Liberty! thou art, For there thy habitation is the heart, The heart which love of thee alone can bind; And when thy sons to fetters are consign'd, To fetters and damp vault's day-less gloom, Their country conquers with their martyrdom. - Lord Byron


The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return. - Maria Edgeworth


Whatever one of us blames in another, each one will find in his own heart.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Well, in The Chosen, Danny Saunders, from the heart of his religious reading of the world, encounters an element in the very heart of the secular readings of the world - Freudian psychoanalytic theory.-Chaim Potok


Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.-Rumi


I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.-Sylvia Plath


How frail the human heart must be - a mirrored pool of thought.-Sylvia Plath


A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.-Meister Eckhart


All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.-Meister Eckhart


The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.-Vladimir Lenin


A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.-Thomas Carlyle


If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.-William Congreve


Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!-Robert Mugabe


Well, after I had the heart attack, it was a very simple choice. What the doctor told me I did and I did it religiously. I ate nothing but lean turkey breast or chicken breast or a piece of fish that was very lean. I mean I stayed away from everything.-Mike Ditka


Not really, and actually my cholesterol was 190 when I had the heart attack. 190, which isn't that high. I took it down to about 130 and it's probably about 140 or 145 now.-Mike Ditka


When I get my heart rate up, I get good exercise and I think it's good for a lot of things, plus it's not hurting my hips right now.-Mike Ditka


All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.-Anton Chekhov


Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.-Will Smith


Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.-James A. Baldwin

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.-James A. Baldwin


In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.-Arthur Schopenhauer


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.-George Eliot


A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.-George Eliot


Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.-George Eliot


A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.-Charles Darwin


Only do what your heart tells you.-Princess Diana


I don't go by the rule book... I lead from the heart, not the head.-Princess Diana


I wear my heart on my sleeve.-Princess Diana


A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?-Bob Hope


If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.-Bob Hope


Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.-Fyodor Dostoevsky


While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.-Francis of Assisi


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


My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.-Alfred Lord Tennyson


Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.-Alfred Lord Tennyson


By blood a king, in heart a clown.-Alfred Lord Tennyson


And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.-James Joyce


When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.-James Joyce


People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.-Stephen King


Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.-Edmund Burke


Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.-Rainer Maria Rilke


Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.-Rainer Maria Rilke


Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.-William Butler Yeats


Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?-William Butler Yeats


How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.-William Butler Yeats


The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.-William Butler Yeats


A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.-William Butler Yeats


The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.-William Butler Yeats


The heart will break, but broken live on.-Lord Byron


There is no instinct like that of the heart.-Lord Byron


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.-Immanuel Kant


Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.-William James


One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling.-William James


He who lives in our mind is near though he may actually be far away; but he who is not in our heart is far though he may really be nearby.-Chanakya


Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.-Chanakya


Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.-Martha Graham


Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place.-Colin Powell


The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.-Virginia Woolf

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