145 Emotional Intelligence Quotes - Fuel for Your Inner Strength and Resilience

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The Most Famous Emotional Intelligence Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Research shows that for jobs of all kinds, emotional intelligence is twice as important an ingredient of outstanding performance as cognitive ability and technical skill combined. — Daniel Goleman

My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence. — Daniel Goleman

Empathy is intuitive, but it is also something you can work on intellectually. — Tim Minchin

All learning has an emotional base. — Plato

Our brains don’t just process and understand the actions and words of others but their feelings and intentions too, the social meaning of their behavior and their emotions. — Chris Voss

Compassion is ethical intelligence: it is the capacity to make connections and the consequent urge to act to relieve the suffering of others. — Will Tuttle

Our emotions need to be as educated as our intellect. It is important to know how to feel, how to respond, and how to let life in so that it can touch you. — Jim Rohn

We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. — Bertrand Russell

All human beings have all of the intelligences. But we differ, for both genetic and experiential reasons, in our profile of intelligences at any moment. — Howard Gardner

One problem we face today is that consequentialists make a virtue of having emotions cloud our judgments, not only to avoid hurt feelings but because emotion is seen as a sign of authenticity. — Gad Saad

Short Emotional Intelligence Quotes

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  • Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. — Epictetus
  • Don’t tweet the emotion. Process the emotion then tweet the wisdom. — Tom Bilyeu
  • Maybe the greatest power we have in negotiation is the power *not* to react. — William Ury
  • Who gets angry, loses. — Mexican Proverbs
  • The wisest is the one who can forgive. — Arabic Proverbs
  • He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. — Francisco de Quevedo
  • Your emotions are to be mastered, not become your master. — Tom Bilyeu
  • Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you. — Vipin Sharma
  • Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego. — Alan Cohen
  • Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. — Audre Lorde
Emotional intelligence quote Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.
Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired.

Social Intelligence Quotes

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When we no longer have good cooking in the world, we will have no literature, nor high and sharp intelligence, nor friendly gatherings, no social harmony. — Marie-Antoine Careme

A well informed public opinion is essential to the growth of political and social awareness. Only he who is informed can comment intelligently on his nation's development and only by such comments can errors be corrected and progress stimulated — Haile Selassie

The social pact, far from destroying natural equality, substitutes, on the contrary, a moral and lawful equality for whatever physical inequality that nature may have imposed on mankind; so that however unequal in strength and intelligence, men become equal by covenant and by right. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Emotional intelligence quote Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarte
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. — William Colby

Political and social justice requires, not the disintegration of a country and destruction or humiliation of a class which shows initiative, intelligence and drive, but equality of opportunity for all, genuine freedom for self-fulfilment, in which all men irrespective of caste or creed may share. — Syama Prasad Mukherjee

Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends...every man in this court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment. — John Brown

Emotional intelligence quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Artificial intelligence will change more about our society than any other social issue, mark my words. — Konstantin Kisin

State capitalism is about more than emergency government spending, implementation of more intelligent regulation, or a stronger social safety net. It's about state dominance of economic activity for political gain. — Ian Bremmer

Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group. — Peter Singer

The search for scapegoats is essentially an abnegation of responsibility: it indicates an inability to assess honestly and intelligently the true nature of the problems which lie at the root of social and economic difficulties and a lack of resolve in grappling with them. — Aung San Suu Kyi

Emotional Development Quotes

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In order to develop normally, a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody's got to be crazy about that kid. That's number one. First, last and always. — Urie Bronfenbrenner

Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about. — Matthieu Ricard

God will test you because He wants you to mature. He wants you to develop a walk with Him that is not based on your fluctuating emotions, but on your commitment to Him as you learn to walk by faith. — Greg Laurie

Emotional intelligence quote The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts whi
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.

The benefits of positive emotions don't stop after a few minutes of good feelings subside. In fact, the biggest benefit that positive emotions provide is an enhanced ability to build skills and develop resources for use later in life. — Barbara Fredrickson

If you have flown, perhaps you can understand the love a pilot develops for flight. It is much the same emotion a man feels for a woman, or a wife for her husband. — Louise Thaden

Understanding your dog and knowing how to control him, develop his potentials, and resolve behavior problems, emotional conflicts and frustrations are no less essential than love and respect. — Michael Fox

Emotional intelligence quote Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

Kids whose parents let them make their own choices about what they like are more likely to develop interests later identified as passion. — Angela Duckworth

No one culture has ever developed all human potentialities; it has always selected certain capacities, mental and emotional and moral, and stifled others. Each culture is a system of values which may well complement the values in another. — Ruth Benedict

The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful. — Dalai Lama

Do not allow negative feelings and emotions to control your mind. Emotional harm does not come from others; it is conceived and developed within ourselves. — Carlos Slim

Emotional Maturity Quotes

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The strength of your character is inversely correlated with how easy you are to offend. — Alex Hormozi

Emotional control isn’t a lack of emotion; it’s a necessary function of maturity. — Andrew Tate

Maturity is the ability to prioritize values before feelings. — Mark Manson

Emotional intelligence quote I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving w
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

It's amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist. — Tom Wopat

...God will be 'all in all' (I Cor. 15:28) when we are no longer what we are now, a multiplicity of impulses and emotions, with little or nothing of God in us, but are fully like God , with room for God and God alone. This is the 'maturity' (cf. Col. 1:28) towards which we speed. — Gregory of Nazianzus

You just learn as time passes. — Cardi B

Emotional intelligence quote Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.

Fear is a natural part of growth. — Dan Sullivan

Feeling uncomfortable about a situation is oftentimes the indicator that growth is about to take place. — Isaac Mashman

The emotionally mature individual should completely accept the fact that we live in a world of probability and chance, where there are not, nor probably ever will be, any absolute certainties, and should realize that it is not at all horrible, indeed—such a probabilistic, uncertain world. — Albert Ellis

No one grows up. That's one of the sickest lies they ever tell you. People change. People compromise. People get stranded in situations they don't want to be in… and they make the best of it. But don't try to tell me it's some kind of… glorious preordained ascent into emotional maturity. It's not. — Greg Egan

Emotional Life Quotes

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The life of a character should be an unbroken line of events and emotions, but a play only gives us a few moments on that line - we must create the rest to portray a convincing life. — Constantin Stanislavski

I have never known more than fifteen minutes of anxiety or fear. Whenever I feel fearful emotions overtaking me, I just close my eyes and thank God that He is still on the throne reigning over everything and I take comfort in His control over the affairs of my life. — John Wesley

I realize that if I were stable, prudent and static; I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that's the price I'm willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life. — Carl Rogers

Emotional intelligence quote Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

I'm just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it's understanding of being human. — John Trudell

Sometimes in this life, under the stress of an exceptional emotion, people do say what they think. — Marcel Proust

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. — Carl Jung

Emotional intelligence quote Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feeli
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feeling and emotions.

Whenever and however you give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life. — Ina May Gaskin

We should do three things every day of our life. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is to think, we should spend some time in thought. And, number three is you should have your emotions moved to tears. — Jim Valvano

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. — Kahlil Gibran

The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker. Ive never been so emotionally ingrained in something - in a person, an object, anything - as I have in snooker. — Ronnie O'Sullivan

Human Emotions Quotes

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If a man has to make a woman the center of his love, why should he integrate animality into this sacred human emotion?...Is love incompelete without it?...Is love the name of physical excersize ? — Saadat Hasan Manto

The propensity to make strong emotional bonds to particular individuals [is] a basic component of human nature — John Bowlby

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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. — Plato

Emotional intelligence quote In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.

I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. — Mark Rothko

Human emotions are a gift from our animal ancestors. Cruelty is a gift humanity has given itself. — Thomas Harris

As for the Republicans -- how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, [and] steel their emotions against decent human sympathy. — H. P. Lovecraft

If human emotions largely result from thinking, then one may appreciably control one's feelings by controlling one's thoughts - or by changing the internalized sentences, or self-talk, with which one largely created the feeling in the first place. — Albert Ellis

Human beings are emotional amoral egoists, driven above all by emotional self-interest. All of our thoughts, beliefs and motivations are neurochemically mediated, some predetermined for survival, others alterable. — Nayef Al-Rodhan

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. — James A. Michener

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity. — Henry Beston

Emotional Control Quotes

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Sabr is not remaining quiet and allowing anger to build up inside you. Sabr is to talk about what's bothering you without losing control of your emotions. — Nouman Ali Khan

You never regret taking a night to sleep on an emotional response. But you do regret ones done in the moment. — Alex Hormozi

Anger is a hot coal that you hold in your hand while waiting to throw it at someone else. — Naval Ravikant

You need to suspend your reaction when you feel like striking back, to listen when you feel like talking back, to ask questions when you feel like telling your opponent the answers, to bridge your differences when you feel like pushing for your way, and to educate when you feel like escalating. — William Ury

Remember that any time you're filled with resentment, you're turning the controls of your emotional life over to others to manipulate. — Wayne Dyer

If you are angry, use it. If you are sad, use it. Because what else are you going to do with it? You might as well let it help you instead of hurt you. — Alex Hormozi

Think clearly from the ground up. Understand and explain from first principles. Ignore society and politics. Acknowledge what you have. Control your emotions. — Naval Ravikant

Inner #‎ peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your #‎ emotions — Pema Chodron

Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear. — Guy Finley

Anger is a response to a perception of injustice. It is a necessary emotion, but one that must be carefully controlled. — Martha C. Nussbaum

Emotional Well Being Quotes

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Caught in a funk? Use meditation, music, and exercise to reset your mood. Then choose a new path to commit emotional energy for rest of day. — Naval Ravikant

Grudges, regret, and resentment are mental prisons, and some of you are serving life sentences. It's time to set yourself free. — Steven Bartlett

An expectation was there, mixed in with so many other emotions - excitement, resignation, hesitation, confusion, fear - that would well up then wither on the vine. You're optimistic one moment, only to be racked the next by the certainty that it will all fall to pieces. And in the end it does. — Haruki Murakami

In a true partnership, both partners view it as their responsibility to ensure the other’s emotional well-being. — Amir Levine

A happy, calm, and peaceful person will make better decisions. — Naval Ravikant

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. — Luis Barragan

There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. ...But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind. — Deepak Chopra

Love is considered the most basic emotion that human awareness can feel; therefore, it is the closest to the source of life. The burst of well-being you feel when you fall in love is due to the fact that you unconsciously open the channels of awareness that allow more Prana [Life Force] to flow. — Deepak Chopra

Men need to be strong, but not bullies. They need to know how to not get emotionally lost in situations, but not be cold and emotionless. They need to know the full variety of emotions as well as thinking and acting. Not just the most limited ways of doing things. — Luis J. Rodriguez

Cultivating the habit of good deeds will not only affect those around us, it will improve our own emotional well being. — Debbie Macomber

Emotional Growth Quotes

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If the emotions are free the intellect will look after itself — Alexander Sutherland Neill

Empathy, humanity and support for each other is more important than revenue, than growth. — Eric Yuan

You don’t build psychological resilience by feeling good all the time. You build psychological resilience by getting better at feeling bad. — Mark Manson

Understanding your own attachment style can be a powerful tool for personal growth and improving your relationships. — Amir Levine

Anger is one letter short of danger. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Real love" - "This kind of love is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth. — Gary Chapman

Adolescence is interesting. I mean, all of life is interesting and all of life is transitionary. But I think there is an exponential growth physically, intellectually, emotionally and there is so much potential. — Bill Henson

If our society were truly to appreciate the significance of children's emotional ties throughout the first years of life, it would no longer tolerate children growing up or parents having to struggle in situations which could not possibly nourish healthy growth. — Stanley Greenspan

Your soul mate can turn into your cell mate if the mutual desire for growth isn't there. — Judith Orloff

Children who cling to parents or who don't want to leave home are stunted in their emotional, psychological growth. — Dirk Benedict

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More Emotional Intelligence Quotes

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. — Albert Einstein

The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other. — Bertrand Russell

Songs are like a form of chaos that you can control. It's a form of intelligence that maybe you only understand and you hope that someone else can understand. And you can be anyone you want: you can be as grandiose as you want or you can be as down in the gutter as you want. It's just sort of whatever emotional freeway you're on at the time. — Billie Joe Armstrong

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. — Franz Boas

You can manifest the life you truly want with clear intention, emotional intelligence and imagination...like it or not, your life is what you have chosen. — Gregg Braden

Investing favors the dispassionate. Markets efficiently separate emotional investors from their money. — Naval Ravikant

Empathy is becoming completely aware of the other side’s perspective. It’s not an agreement in any way. It’s not compassion. It’s not sympathy. Emotional intelligence—or what I call tactical empathy—is the bedrock of my negotiation approach and comes from years of dealing with hostage crises. — Chris Voss

The balcony is a metaphor for a mental and emotional place of perspective, calm, and self-control. If life is a stage and we are all actors on that stage, then the balcony is a place from which we can see the entire play unfolding with greater clarity. To observe ourselves, it is valuable to go to the balcony at all times, and especially before, during, and after any problematic conversation or negotiation. — William Ury

I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates. — Sayings

If you’re going to pick 3 cards in the hand you’re dealt, take intelligence, drive, and most importantly, emotional self-discipline. — Naval Ravikant

The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading. — Victor Sperandeo

Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion. — Tariq Ramadan

Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand... prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand. — Neil Peart

Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don’t sit around and call each other names. That’s what you can find on a third-grade playground. — Benjamin Carson

A successful hostage negotiator has to get everything he asks for, without giving anything back of substance, and do so in a way that leaves the adversaries feeling as if they have a great relationship. His work is emotional intelligence on steroids. — Chris Voss

Without a deep understanding of human psychology, without the acceptance that we are all crazy, irrational, impulsive, emotionally driven animals, all the raw intelligence and mathematical logic in the world is little help. — Chris Voss

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

Reading is also linked with higher emotional intelligence, reduced stress, a wider vocabulary, and improved comprehension. — Gautam Baid

Emotional intelligence, more than any other factor, more than I.Q. or expertise, accounts for 85% to 90% of success at work... I.Q. is a threshold competence. You need it, but it doesn't make you a star. Emotional intelligence can. — Warren Bennis

Emotional intelligence, more than any other factor, more than I.Q. or expertise, accounts for 85% to 90% of success at work... I.Q. is a threshold competence. You need it, but it doesn't make you a star. Emotional intelligence can. — Warren G. Bennis

I haven't seen much correlation between good trading and intelligence. Some outstanding traders are quite intelligent, but a few aren't. Many outstanding intelligent people are horrible traders. Average intelligence is enough. Beyond that, emotional makeup is more important. — William Eckhardt

The evils of mankind are caused, not by the primary aggressiveness of individuals, but by their self-transcending identification with groups whose common denominator is low intelligence and high emotionality. — Arthur Koestler

There are six elements of gravitas critical to leadership: grace under fire, decisiveness, emotional intelligence and the ability to read a room, integrity and authenticity (people don't like fakes), a vision that inspires others, and a stellar reputation. — Sylvia Ann Hewlett

The doctrine of the Church cannot be fully understood unless it is tested by mind and feelings, by intellect and emotions, by every power of the investigator. Every Church member is expected to understand the doctrine of the Church intelligently. There is no place in the Church for blind adherence. — John Andreas Widtsoe

With fear, possessiveness enters the picture, then jealousy rears its ugly head. Jealousy is the opposite of desiring life and freedom of choice for one's partner. — Peter Shepherd

In the short-run, the market is a voting machine - reflecting a voter-registration test that requires only money, not intelligence or emotional stability - but in the long- run, the market is a weighing machine. — Benjamin Graham

The key to investment success is emotional discipline. Making money has nothing to do with intelligence. To be a successful investor, you have to be able to admit mistakes. I trained a guy to trade who had a 188 IQ. He was on "Jeopardy" once and answered every question correctly. That same person never made a dime in trading during 5 years! — Victor Sperandeo

The only way to stave off boredom, in a complex domesticated primate like humankind, is to increase one's intelligence. This is not appealing to the average primate, who instead invents emotional games (soap opera and grand opera dramatics). — Robert Anton Wilson

The elegant study... is consistent with the themes of modern cognitive neuroscience . Every aspect of thought and emotion is rooted in brain structure and function, including many psychological disorders and, presumably, genius. The study confirms that the brain is a modular system comprising multiple intelligences, mostly nonverbal. — Steven Pinker

The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading… I know this will sound like a cliché, but the single most important reason that people lose money in the financial markets is that they don't cut their losses short. — Victor Sperandeo

In Conclusion

Why should you read emotional intelligence quotes? Because they offer invaluable insights into the power of emotional quotient, which is as important as IQ, if not more so. Lack of emotional intelligence can lead to miscommunication, misunderstanding, and missed opportunities. But with these quotes, you can enhance your emotional intelligence, becoming more empathetic, more understanding, and more effective in your personal and professional life. The wisdom you gain from these quotes will not just inspire you, but also empower you to make positive changes in your life. So, why not start today?

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