Emotional Intelligence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old emotional intelligence quotes, emotional intelligence sayings, and emotional intelligence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
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
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
Emotional intelligence is what humans are good at and that's not a sideshow. That's the cutting edge of human intelligence. Ray Kurzweil
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages. Daniel Goleman
All your thoughts, imagination, feelings, emotions and sensation are part of the mechanical process that can be understood, at the state of self-realization. Roshan Sharma
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 percent of the success in our lives. J. Freedman
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. Charlotte Bronte
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
Even though a high IQ is no guarantee of prosperity, prestige, or happiness in life, our schools and our culture fixate on academic abilities, ignoring the emotional intelligence that also matters immensely for our personal destiny. Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence simply means managing your mental state for a positive result. David Atta
Emotional intelligence accounts for 80 percent of career success. Daniel Goleman
When emotional intelligence merges with spiritual intelligence, human nature is transformed. Deepak Chopra
Developing emotional intelligence is one way to protect yourself from damaging relationships. Emotional intelligence is a science that has been studied and researched for over a decade. According to the theories, mutual respect and effective communication are key. Liz Miller
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
In the school of emotional intelligence,even if the action or cause is negative,the reaction or effect should be positive. David Atta
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason. Marya Mannes
IQ and technical skills are important, but Emotional Intelligence is the Sine Qua Non of Leadership. Daniel Goleman
The strength of character and emotional intelligence to face your failures and learn from them are at the core of success. Robert Kiyosaki
Words represent your emotional state, beware of what you speak! Restore your mental balance. Ramana Pemmaraju
But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job. Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence does not mean merely being nice. At strategic moment it may demand not being nice, but rather, for example, bluntly confronting someone with an uncomfortable but consequential truth they've been avoiding. Daniel Goleman
People high in emotional intelligence are expected to progress more quickly through the abilities designated and to master more of them. Mayer & Salovey
By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people. Ray Kurzweil
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
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese
Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence: being able to shake off a bad mood. Daniel Goleman
Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. Chinese Proverb
There is no weakness in being able to love fully. It takes courage, tenacity, and an emotional intelligence that most people are incapable of. Alafia Stewart
Women are much more than men in touch with their emotional intelligence. That explains why women read fiction books while men stick to the user manuals. M.Z.Riffi
Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and proofs all their own. Daniel Goleman
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
Emotional intelligence grows through perception. Look around at your present situation and observe it through the level of feeling. Deepak Chopra
No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can't ignore it. Jack Welch
Use pain as a stepping stone, not a campground. Alan Cohen
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. Audre Lorde
Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry. Barry Neil Kaufman
Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we have a clear picture of it. Benedict Spinoza
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie
If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Daniel Goleman
In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages. Daniel Goleman
Emotional self-awareness is the building block of the next fundamental emotional intelligence being able to shake off a bad mood. 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 and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That's why they look alike. Daniel Goleman
Feelings are self-justifying, with a set of perceptions and "proofs" all their own. Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence is a very important skill set, not just to be happier but also to succeed professionally. Daniel Lubetzky
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
The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. Donald Calne
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. Earl Nightingale
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus
Any person capable of angering you becomes your master. Epictetus
There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning is all linked. Eric Jensen.
There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked. Eric Jensen.
He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future. Francisco de Quevedo
Surround yourself with amazingly intelligent men and women. The people I work with not only are smarter than I am, possessing both intellectual and emotional intelligence, but also share my determination to succeed. I will not make an important decision without them. George Steinbrenner
Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait and peace will appear. Guy Finley
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us - how we can take it, what we do with it - and that is what really counts in the end Joseph Fort Newton
Experiencing one’s self in a conscious manner that is, gaining self-knowledge- is an integral part of learning. Karen Stone McCown
Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn. Kathleen Spike.
We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel. Marshall B. Rosenberg
The ability to process emotional information, particularly as it involves the perception, assimilation, understanding, and management of emotion. Mayer and Cobb
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
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. Oscar Wilde
I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. Oscar Wilde
Transformation occurs when existing solutions, assumed truths and past decisions are exposed as unrealistic and self-defeating Peter Shepherd
Leadership is all about emotional intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced. Rajeev Suri
The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart. Rasheed Ogunlaru
People in good moods are better at inductive reasoning and creative problem solving. Turvey
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
People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. Travis Bradberry
Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you. Vipin Sharma
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