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Quotations about heart

ConfuciusThe superior man examines his heart, that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause for dissatisfaction with himself.

 - Confucius

William ShakespeareLove me or hate me, both are in my favor . . . If you love me, I'll always be in your heart . . . If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.

 - William Shakespeare

Charles DickensHave a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

 - Charles Dickens

Charles DickensTo conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

 - Charles Dickens

Eleanor RooseveltTo handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

 - Eleanor Roosevelt

David HumeCelibacy, fasting, penance, mortification, self-denial, humility, silence, solitude and the whole train of monkish virtues...Stupify the understanding and harden the heart, obscure the fancy and sour the temper...A gloomy hair-brained enthusiast, after his death, may have a place in the calendar, but will scarcely ever be admitted, when alive, into intimacy and society, except by those who are as delirious and dismal as himself.

 - David Hume

Alan Alexander MilneSometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts.

 - Alan Alexander Milne

Pearl BuckThere are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream -- whatever that dream might be.

 - Pearl S. Buck

Edward AbbeyOrthodoxy is a relaxation of the mind accompanied by a stiffening of the heart.

 - Edward Abbey

Carl JungAn understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

 - Carl Jung

Mahatma GandhiTo call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?

 - Mahatma Gandhi

Helen KellerThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

 - Helen Keller