Heart Quotes

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.

John Dryden

He swears, but he, is sick at heart; He laughs, but he turns deadly pale; His restless eye and sudden start-- These tell the dreadful tale That will be told: it needs no words from thee Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.

Richard Henry Dana, Sr.

I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.

Jimmy Carter

The night has a thousand eyes,And the day but one;Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes,And the heart but one:Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.

Francis William Bourdillon

A wanton eye is a messenger of an unchaste heart.

Saint Aurelius Augustine

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

G. K. Chesterton

The harvest of a quiet eye, That broods and sleeps on his own heart.

William Wordsworth

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.

William Shakespeare

The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read.

Heywood Broun

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Thou must be true thyself, If thou the truth wouldst teach; Thy soul must overflow, if thou Another's soul would'st reach! It needs the overflow of heart To give the lips full speech. Think truly, and thy thoughts Shall the world's famine feed; Speak truly, and each word of thine Shall be a fruitful seed; Live truly, and thy life shall be A great and noble creed.

Horatius Bonar

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Maybe if I looked in my heart, I could find a back door.

Brandon Boyd

All for myself the sigh would swell, The tear of anguish start; I little knew what wilder woe Had filled the Poet's heart. I did not know the nights of gloom, The days of misery; The long, long years of dark despair, That crushed and tortured thee.

Anne Bront
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