An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.


Jean Baudrillard (French postmodern philosopher, writer)


See that each hour's feelings, and thoughts and actions are pure and true; then your life will be also.


Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, American preacher, orator, writer)


When the senses contact sense objects, a person experiences cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These experiences are fleeting they come and go. Bear them patiently.


Bhagavad Gita (c. BC 400-, Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata)


Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


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


John Buchan (1875-1940, Scottish writer, statesman)


Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.


Robert Cialdini (American professor of psychology)


Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.


Stephen R. Covey (1932-, American speaker, trainer, author of "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People")


To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.


Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931, Lebanese poet, novelist)


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


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


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 psychologist, professor, author)


Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.


Charles Kingsley (1819-1875, British author, clergyman)


All feelings have their distinct tone of voice, gestures and looks; and it is this harmony, as it is good or bad, and pleasant or unpleasant, which makes people agreeable or disagreeable.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.


J. Masai


One must not always think that feeling is everything. Art is nothing without form.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


To feel good about yourself do this...start giving. Give yourself to someone in some service that you do not need to give. Just let yourself flow out to people. This will make you feel awfully good about yourself.


Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian reformed pastor, speaker, author)


It's not sissy to show your feeling.


Princess Diana (1961-1997, British Princess)


Your emotions affect every cell in your body. Mind and body, mental and physical, are intertwined.


Thomas Tutko


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