87 Emotional Intelligence Quotes to Master Your Emotions

These Emotional Intelligence Quotes will help you to Master Your Emotions and take control of your life.

Emotional intelligence involves the ability to recognize and regulate not just your own emotions, but also those of others.

It is crucial for reducing mental stress, encouraging social interaction and developing the confidence needed to be emotionally resilient.

This indispensable quality enables emotionally strong individuals to tackle adversity and manage complex situations more effectively.


Emotional intelligence is vital in both personal and professional aspects of life, as it fosters strong relationships, enhances communication and supports better decision-making.

By nurturing emotional intelligence, you can significantly improve your overall well-being and achieve success in diverse areas of life.

Top 10 Emotional Intelligence Quotes


Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. ~ Roger Ebert.


Emotions are the glue that holds the cells of the organism together. ~ Candace Pert.


The degree of one’s emotions varies inversely with one’s knowledge of the facts. ~ Bertrand Russell.


When anger rises, think of the consequences. ~ Confucius.


Men who do not turn to face their own pain are too often prone to inflict it on others. ~ Terrence Real.


There is no thinking without feeling and no feeling without thinking. ~ Karen McCown.


When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master. ~ Benedict de Spinoza.


Emotions are enmeshed in the neural networks of reason. ~ Antonio Dumasio.


When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life. ~ Tara Meyer Robson.


Logic will not change an emotion, but action will. ~ Unknown.

Famous Emotional Intelligence Quotes


Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. ~ C.G Jung.

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason. ~ Marya Mannes.


As much as 80% of adult success comes from EQ. ~ Daniel Goleman.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. ~ Dale Carnegie.


Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese.

It takes years to build your Character and only a few minutes to destroy it! ~ Annette Dhanasar.


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost.

Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

There are emotions which are biologically oriented and then there are complex emotions which are saturated with thoughts and cognition. ~ Jack Mayer.


What matters is hard work and emotional intelligence. ~ Millard Drexler.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us out in marching onward. ~ Henry Ford.


The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. ~ William James.

All learning has an emotional base. ~ Plato.


Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we have a clear picture of it. ~ Benedict Spinoza.

Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. ~ Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves.


The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. ~ Edmund Burke.

An emotion occurs when there are certain biological, certain experiential, and certain cognitive states which all occur simultaneously. ~ Jack Mayer.


Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. ~ Khalil Gibran.

Great Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Emotional competence is the single most important personal quality that each of us must develop and access to experience a breakthrough. Only through managing our emotions can we access our intellect and our technical competence. An emotionally competent person performs better under pressure. ~ Dave Lennick.


Evidence is presented that the mass suppression of emotion throughout the civilized world has stifled our growth emotionally, leading us down a path of emotional ignorance. ~ Wayne Payne.

There are certain emotions that will kill your drive; frustration and confusion. You can change these to a positive force. Frustration means you are on the verge of a breakthrough. Confusion can mean you are about to learn something. Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn. ~ Kathleen Spike.


It is a choice. No matter how frustrating or boring or constraining or painful or oppressive our experience, we can always choose how we respond. ~ Edith Eger.

Best Emotional Intelligence Quotes


We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt… ~ Dorothy Day.

We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel. ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg.

Unleash in the right time and place before you explode at the wrong time and place. ~ Oli Anderson.


Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way. ~ Mavis Mazhura.

Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst. ~ Walter Weckler.

He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. ~ Japanese proverb.
If we lack emotional intelligence, whenever stress rises the human brain switches to autopilot and has an inherent tendency to do more of the same, only harder. Which, more often than not, is precisely the wrong approach in today’s world. ~ Robert K. Cooper.


There is an old-fashioned word for the body of skills that emotional intelligence represents: character. ~ Daniel Goleman.

What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ – not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests. ~ Daniel Goleman.

Profound Emotional Intelligence Quotes

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

We define emotional intelligence as the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. ~ Salovey And Mayer.

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness. ~ John Sterling.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence. ~ Robert K. Cooper.


To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments. ~ Brian Koslow.

How you react emotionally is a choice in any situation. ~ Judith Orloff.

People high in emotional intelligence are expected to progress more quickly through the abilities designated and to master more of them. ~ Mayer and Salovey.

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Wise Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Fear is the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind. ~ H. P. Lovecraft.


Happiness depends upon ourselves. ~ Aristotle.

Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions – so find out how to light their fires. ~ Jeff Dewar.

Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry. ~ Barry Neil Kaufman.

When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air. ~ Stephen R. Covey.


Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you. ~ Peter Stark.

Experiencing one’s self in a conscious manner–that is, gaining self-knowledge–is an integral part of learning. ~ Joshua M. Freedman.

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision. ~ Barbara Jordan.

Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the success in our lives. ~ J. Freedman.


Meaningful Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. ~ Travis Bradberry.

Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them. ~ Robert Henri.

If you cannot feel your emotions, if you are cut off from them, you will eventually experience them on a purely physical level, as a physical problem or symptom. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. ~ Donald Calne.

Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions. ~ David Borenstein.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else: you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha.


Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves. ~ Carl Sagan.

The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru.

As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership. ~ Amit Ray.

Powerful Emotional Intelligence Quotes

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain. ~ Daniel Goleman.

Experience is not what happens to you – it’s how you interpret what happens to you. ~ Aldous Huxley.

Emotions are a critical source of information for learning. ~ Joseph LeDoux.

It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head – it is the unique intersection of both. ~ David Caruso.

Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance. ~ Deepak Chopra.

Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them. ~ Jessica Moore.

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. ~ Chinese proverb.

Deep Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. ~ Vincent Van Gogh.

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. ~ John Hancock.
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. ~ Dale Carnegie.

Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.

Women, on average, tend to be more aware of their emotions, show more empathy, and are more adept interpersonally. Men on the other hand, are more self-confident and optimistic, adapt more easily, and handle stress better. ~ Daniel Goleman.

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. ~ Aldous Huxley.


Education is the fire-proofer of emotions. ~ Dr. Frank Crane.

The nervous system and hormone responses of hostile people are a pathway to disease and death. ~ Redford Williams.

So these were the 87 top quotes about Emotional Intelligence.

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