22 Quotes About the Heart

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If you think with your head, a heart is just an organ that pumps blood. But if you think with your heart, you know that a heart is the core of human existence. A heart feels, emotes, and expresses. With a heart, you can perceive, understand, and judge. Often, a heart is accorded more importance than the brain. Read these heartfelt heart quotes.

Sir John Vanbrugh: "Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her."

Michael Nolan: "There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those."

Robert Valett: "The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand."

Blaise Pascal: "The heart has reasons that reason cannot know."

Mary Schmich: "Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with those who are reckless with yours."

Timothy Childers: "To hide the key to your heart is to risk forgetting where you placed it."

Buddha: "Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."

François de la Rochefoucauld: "The heart is forever making the head its fool."

Kahlil Gibran: "Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart."

Confucius: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

James Earl Jones: "One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter."

Robert Tizon: "I would rather have eyes that cannot see; ears that cannot hear; lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love."

Lao Tzu: "Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses."

Jacques Benigne Bossuet: "The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."

Blaise Pascal: "The heart has reasons, which the reason cannot understand."

Zig Ziglar: "Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart."

Benjamin Franklin: "The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart."

Libbie Fudim: "Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened."

Swami Sivananda: "Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."

William Shakespeare: "Go to your bosom; knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know…"

James Lowell: "One day with life and heart is more than time enough to find a world."

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton: "A good heart is better than all the heads in the world."