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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

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

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,

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]

As a painter paints pictures on a wall, the intellect goes on creating the world in the heart always. ~Brahmananda Saraswati

Only one book is worth reading: the heart. ~Ajahn Chah

The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart. ~William Hazlitt

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 change, reinforcement will come from your heart. ~Doc Childre and Deborah Rozman, Transforming Anger

[A]ccept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.... ~Khalil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

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

The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the soul’s ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart. ~Aristotle

When man is serene, the pulse of the heart flows and connects, just as pearls are joined together or like a string of red jade, then one can talk about a healthy heart. ~The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine, 2500 B.C.

Alas! there is no instinct like the heart... ~Lord Byron

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned... ~William Butler Yeats, "A Prayer for my Daughter"

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
~E. E. Cummings

But my heart it is brighter
Than all of the many
Stars in the sky...
~Edgar A. Poe

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

As a beam of sunlight sent through a room will at once reveal numberless motes floating in the air of the room, so a ray of Divine love let into the heart will immediately make visible to us a cloud of imperfections of which we were before entirely unaware. ~B. Wilkinson

All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart. ~Suzanne Chapin

If my heart could do my thinking, and my head begin to feel,
I would look upon the world anew, and know what’s truly real.
~Van Morrison

The heart never becomes wrinkled. ~Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

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

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]

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. ~Carlos Castaneda

A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. ~Mother Teresa

The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things. ~Blaise Pascal

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

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. ~John Heywood

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

Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart? ~Pablo Casals

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]

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am. ~Sylvia Plath

All the windows of my heart I open to the day. ~John Greenleaf Whittier

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

There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart. ~Charles Dickens

Heart & me—
and strong
and whole
and loving.
~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

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. ~Proverbs 17:22 (Bible: King James Version)

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

The stormy life can be braved only by the heart’s sunny meditations. ~Sri Chinmoy

To understand any living thing, you must, so to say, creep within and feel the beating of its heart. ~W. Macneile Dixon

One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard

My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill. ~William Sharp, The Lonely Hunter

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

Isn’t it time to turn your heart into a temple of fire? ~Rumi

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

If you yearn for holy felicity, shed your arrogance and become a seeker of hearts. ~Rumi

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

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. ~Rumi

The ocean of the body crashes against the ocean of the heart. Between them is a barrier they cannot cross. ~Rumi

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. ~Julien Green

Spirit flows. If your heart is feeling good, it spreads the word and before you know it your whole body feels great. ~Terri Guillemets

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~K.T. Jong

If you haven’t had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature. ~Phyllis Battelle

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

You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. ~George Michael, "Kissing A Fool"

Lord... our heart is restless, till it rest in Thee. ~Augustine

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

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen carefully. ~Littlefoot’s mother, Land Before Time

When your heart speaks, take good notes. ~Judith Campbell

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

God, why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart? Every grace I need has already been given me. Oh, lead me to the Beyond within. ~Macrina Wieherkehr

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Just as a lotus flower springs from the mire to bloom splendidly, the interaction of the cosmic breath causes the flower of the spirit to bloom and bear fruit in this world. ~Morihei Ueshiba

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

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

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