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Emotional Intelligence Quotes


Top 20 Emotional Intelligence Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Emotional Intelligence Quotes

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

(Atticus Finch in the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird).

- Harper Lee (1926- ), American writer pictured right above.



No 2Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. 

- Blaise Pascal (1623–62), French scientist and philosopher, pictured right.



No 3

A soft answer turneth away wrath

(from the Bible)

- Book of Proverbs 15:1



No 4

Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.

 (John 8:7 in the Bible)

- Jesus (c6 BC-c33 AD), founder of Christianity



No 5Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion.

Daniel Goleman, pictured right, in Social Intelligence (2006)



No 6Emotional Intelligence Quotes

It is not by what is in this life but by what appears, that you are judged,

(from the 1886 novel The Mayor of Casterbridge)

- Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), pictured right, English writer.



No 7Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. 

(Mr Jaggers in the 1860 novel Great Expectations

- Charles Dickens (1812-70), pictured right, English writer.



No 8Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. 

(Darcy in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice)

- Jane Austen (1775-1817), pictured right, English writer.



No 9Emotional Intelligence Quotes

We see the world not as it is but as we are. 

- Stephen Covey, pictured right, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)



No 10Emotional Intelligence Quotes

The capacity for managing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. 

(definition of emotional intelligence)

- Daniel Goleman, pictured right above, Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998)



No 11Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Respect yourself and others will respect you. 

- Confucius (551-479 BC), Chinese philosopher, pictured right


Confucius also says:

Grieve not that men do not know you, grieve that you do not know men.



No 12Emotional Intelligence Quotes

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. 

- Lao Tzu (c604-c531 BC), Chinese philosopher, pictured right



No 13Emotional Intelligence Quotes

The better part of valour is discretion,

(Falstaff in Henry IV Part 1).

- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), pictured right, English playwright



No 14Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Academic intelligence offers virtually no preparation for the turmoil - or opportunity - life’s vicissitudes bring. 

- Daniel Goleman, pictured right, Emotional Intelligence (1996)



No 15Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. 

- Blaise Pascal (1623-62), French mathematician, physicist and philosopher, pictured right



No 16Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Good action...cannot exist without a combination of intellect and character. 

- Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, pictured right



No 17Emotional Intelligence Quotes

To be is to be perceived. 

- George Berkeley (1685-1753), Anglo-Irish philosopher, pictured right



No 18Emotional Intelligence Quotes

He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty. 

- Lao Tzu (c604-c531 BC), Chinese philosopher, pictured right



No 19Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

- Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer and philosopher, pictured right



No 20Emotional Intelligence Quotes

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

- Mother Teresa (1910-97), Albanian nun, pictured right


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