Heart Quotes

No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted.

Olive Schreiner

On the whole, "organic" illnesses of the body are viewed as a misfortune over which the victim has little control. Not so for "mental" illnesses. These diseases of the mind become diseases of the "self." We (our "selves") can distance ourselves from our "bodily" illnesses: "my leg is broken" or "my heart is failing." But, because of mind-body dualism, our mind is our self. "My mind is sick" is not differentiated psychologically from "I am sick." We cannot distance ourselves, take a detached view of our minds: we are our minds. When a disease affects brain function, the afflicted person and those around him feel that the "self" must be somehow in control of the disorder of "self."

Jean M. Goodwin

There is but one man who can believe himself free from envy; and it is he who has never examined his own heart.

Claude Arien Helvetius

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart, like a viper in its hole.

Honore de Balzac

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

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Envy eats nothing but its own heart

German Proverb

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.

Pearl S. Buck

A warriorÖfeeds his body well; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.

David Gemmell

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Samuel Ullman

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from over work, but many who died from doubt.

Charles Horace Mayo

Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit.

Robert Barclay

What the eye does not admire the heart does not desire.

Proverb

Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.

Unknown

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

Pope John XXIII

Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart, is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.

Charlotte P. Gillman

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do

Unknown

Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of womanís sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into natureís heart of darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way

Camille Paglia

No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store up in his ghosty heart

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.

Maurice Franks

One must be aware that one is continually being tested in what one wishes most in order to make clear whether one's heart is on earth or in heaven.

Pir Vilayat Khan

To love a person is to learn the song That is in their heart, And to sing it to them When they have forgotten.

Unknown

Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.

Henry David Thoreau

O happy hours when I may once more encircle within these arms the dearest object of my love- when I shall again feel the pressure of that 'aching head' which will delight to recline upon my bosom, when I may again press to my heart which palpitates with the purest affection that loved one who has so long shared its undivided devotion

Alexander Hamilton Rice

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.

Marianne Williamson
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