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John WoodenConsider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Friedrich NietzscheThoughts are the shadows of our feelings — always darker, emptier, simpler.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Mark TwainAny emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Oscar WildeA gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Ayn RandI've always thought that a feeling which changes never existed in the first place.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Benjamin DisraeliNever apologize for showing feeling, my friend. Remember that when you do so, you apologize for truth.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Fernando PessoaArt consists in making others feel what we feel.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Albert CamusI know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

La RochefoucauldIt is harder to hide the feelings we have than to feign the ones we do not have.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Paul ValeryOur most important thoughts are those that contradict our emotions.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Sigmund FreudUnexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Anton ChekhovThe person who wants nothing, hopes for nothing, and fears nothing can never be an artist.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Margaret ThatcherDo you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

Movie Quotes

Pierrot le Fou (1965)I can never have a real conversation with you. You never have ideas, only feelings. That's not true. There are ideas in feelings.

—  from the film Pierrot le Fou (1965)


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