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Ephemeral, eternal heart! ~Emily Dickinson, 1885


Go to your bosom;
Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know...
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, c.1604  [II, 2, Isabella]


Our hearts are lamps for ever burning... ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


...the heart is full — another throb would split it... ~Emily Dickinson, 1881


Your heart knows not how to lie. It is great that it lays deep in your chest and not in your mouth. ~Kak Sri, @kaksri, August 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden


Be the master of your fate, be the captain of your soul, but do not hesitate, should the chance befall you, to be the slave of your heart. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


My heart got to thumping. You can't reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and thumps about things which the intellect scorns. ~Mark Twain


No one can really see what he loves. How many people worship God without ever getting a look at him? What can eyes see that the heart can't see better? ~Lydia, 1941, written by Ben Hecht, Samuel Hoffenstein, and André De Toth, a remake of Un carnet de bal by Julien Duvivier and L. Bush-Fekete, 1937  [spoken by the character Frank Andre, a blind pianist, to Lydia MacMillan —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


Every beat of your heart is a rhythm of your soul. ~Yogi teabag tag, 2018


Leaning against the man, she spoke gentle words coming straight from the heart, which had become soft as a fig. ~Jean Giono (1895–1970), Regain, 1930, translated from the French by Henri Fluchè and Geoffrey Myers, Harvest, 1939


When you really want to change, reinforcement will come from your heart. Your heart wants to get out of the anger trap and not have to endure the hurt, resentment, and anguish anymore. Your heart will motivate you... ~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Transforming Anger: The HeartMath Solution


      Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
      And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
      And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
      And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
      Much of your pain is self-chosen.
      It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
      Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility... ~Khalil Gibran


The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care. ~Emily Dickinson, 1862


It is in the heart that the values lie. I wish I could make him understand that a loving heart is riches, and riches enough, and that without it intellect is poverty. ~Mark Twain


I love you with all my bones — the heart is too ephemeral. ~Terri Guillemets, "Myelin," 1996


But my heart it is brighter
Than all of the many
Stars in the sky...
~Edgar Allan Poe, "For Annie"


Five of the sweetest words in the English language begin with H, which is only a breath — Heart, Hope, Home, Happiness, and Heaven. Heart is a hope-place, and home is a heart-place; and that man sadly mistaketh, who would exchange the happiness of home for anything less than heaven. ~The Youth's Companion, 1853


I cleansed the mirror
of my heart — now it reflects
the moon.
~Renseki, 1789, in Yoel Hoffmann, Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death, 1986


Every heart has its dark recesses, its cheerful sunny parlors, and its attic chambers. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), "Sentiment," Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882


Since I have no sweet flower to send you, I enclose my heart. ~Emily Dickinson


He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy;
And so she died: had she been light, like you,
Of such a merry, nimble, stirring spirit,
She might ha' been a grandam ere she died:
And so may you; for a light heart lives long.
~William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, c.1594  [V, 2, Katharine]


Honey, you should listen to your heart and not the voices in your head. ~The Simpsons, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," 1994, written by Swartzwelder, Canterbury, & Cohen  [S5, E20, Marge —tg]


Roses after rain,
Pleasure after pain,
Happiness will soothe the sigh,
Smiles await the tear-dimmed eye —
Bloom will follow blight,
Daylight trails the night,
Life is sweeter
Love is deeper
In the heart's twilight!
~Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1880–1966), "Recompense," The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918


The heart is not simply suspended in a body but in a culture, a place, a time. ~Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing


As there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write, so the heart is a secret even to him (or her) who has it in his own breast. ~William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., 1852


The heart breathes in beats. ~Terri Guillemets, "Exhale and listen," 2006


Mr. Copperfield... told her, when she doubted herself, that a loving heart was better and stronger than wisdom... ~Charles Dickens, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger, of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant To Be Published On Any Account), "Chapter IX: I have a memorable birthday," 1849  [This is often quoted as: "A loving heart is the truest wisdom." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


"Some persons hold," he pursued, still hesitating, "that there is a wisdom of the Head, and that there is a wisdom of the Heart..." ~Charles Dickens, Hard Times, 1854


I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, 1963  [The edition I first read in high school of Plath's classic novel was printed as "listened to the old bray of my heart" and periods instead of commas between each "I am," but I've since learned that most scholars assert the wording to be "brag" and is also what you will find in most other editions, so I've updated the quotation accordingly. —tg]


[A]lways I have a chair for you in the smallest parlor in the world, to wit, my heart. ~Emily Dickinson, 1860


And so the shadows fall apart,
And so the west-winds play;
And all the windows of my heart
I open to the day.
~John Greenleaf Whittier, "My Psalm," 1859


Heart pumps blood — and love, passion, hurt, joy, faith. ~Terri Guillemets


The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. ~Joseph Campbell


Suddenly the hero saw that the living too are dead and that we can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasure; for our hearts are not strong enough to love every moment. ~Thornton Wilder, The Woman of Andros, 1930


God bless your tender heart. ~Thomas M'Combie, 1845


Bless your hearts and eyebrows! ~Charles Dickens, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, 1836


Every heart has its own skeletons, as the English say. ~Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, 1877, translated by Constance Garnett, 1917


A merry heart is a good medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones. ~Bible, Proverbs 17:22


Let the rays of your heart shine on all who pass by. ~Terri Guillemets


But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill. ~Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp)


I am looking your heart in the eye! ~Emily Dickinson, 1861


...the ear of the heart hears bluebirds... ~Emily Dickinson, 1883


When a watch goes ill, it is not enough to move the hands; you must set the regulator. When a man does ill, it is not enough to alter his handiwork, you must regulate his heart. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


Your heart knows you, even if you don't yet know your heart. ~Luke Austen, @lukeausten, August 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden


If you yearn for holy felicity,
shed your arrogance
and become a seeker of hearts.
When the goodwill of hearts is with you,
fountains of wisdom will begin to flow
from within your own being.
~Rumi, translated by Kabir Helminski & Ahmad Rezwani


Don't feed your heart anxiety — it's only hungry for love. ~Terri Guillemets


But you'll never find peace of mind
'Til you listen to your heart
~George Michael, "Kissing a Fool," 1987 ♫


Littlefoot:  Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. ~The Land Before Time, 1988, written by Stu Krieger  [Littlefoot's mother]


If you become
a helper of hearts,
springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.
~Rumi, translated by Nevit O. Ergin


My heart votes for you, and what am I, indeed, to dispute her ballot! ~Emily Dickinson, 1859


My heart is a garden in which love is harvested. ~Kristin Leigh, @kristinleigh, September 2009 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden


The heart that loves is always young. ~Greek proverb


Our heart is like an unfinished puzzle — that is why we search for the perfect one to complete it. ~Author unknown


In the jurisdiction of the heart there are no misdemeanors. Everything is referred to the Major Crimes Division. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com


Speech is a prank of Parliament,
Tears a trick of the nerve, –
But the heart with the heaviest freight on
Doesn't always swerve.
~Emily Dickinson, 1862


Seek the wise and loving counsel of your Higher Self in the secret chamber of your heart. ~Marilyn C. Barrick, 1999


New heart makes new health, dear. Happiness is haleness. ~Emily Dickinson, 1865


The naïve follow their hearts. The wise lead with their hearts. ~Author unknown


Don't let misery settle into your heart — welcome only love. ~Terri Guillemets


Who has not sat, afraid, before his own heart's curtain? ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies, "The Fourth Elegy," translated from German by Albert Ernest Flemming


Go with your heart, buddy. Our brains only screw things up. ~Chris Fedak and Allison Adler, Chuck, "Chuck Versus the Ring"


Shall we compare our hearts to a garden —
with beautiful blooms, straggling weeds,
swooping birds and sunshine, rain —
and most importantly, seeds.
~Terri Guillemets, "Rich soil," 2007


All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774


Carry your heart and your curls, and nothing more but your fingers. ~Emily Dickinson, 1865



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