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Emotional Intelligence

"Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them."

– Eckhart Tolle

"You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it."

– Mahatma Gandhi

"Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it."

– Vincent van Gogh

"When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change."

– Wayne Dyer

"Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame."

– Benjamin Franklin

"We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt."

– Dorothy Day

"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

"There is no thinking without feeling and no feeling without thinking."

– Karen McCown

"Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you."

– Roger Ebert

"Any person capable of angering you becomes your master."

– Epictetus

"Anyone can be angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy."

– Aristotle

"He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger."

– Japanese proverb

"Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand … prejudice, fear and ignorance walk hand-in-hand."

– Peart

"The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason."

– Marya Mannes

"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
– Viktor E. Frankl

"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion."

– Dale Carnegie

"Every time we allow someone to move us with anger, we teach them to be angry."

– Barry Neil Kaufman

"It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently."

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"It is a choice. No matter how frustrating or boring or constraining or painful or oppressive our experience, we can always choose how we respond."

– Edith Eger

"When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master."

– Benedict de Spinoza

"Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."

– Elizabeth Gilbert

"The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence."

– Oscar Wilde

"Always, emotional freedom involves choosing where you put your attention."

– Judith Orloff

"When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life."
– Tara Meyer Robson

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