20 Quotes to Inspire You to Unlock Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is often referred to as a “soft skill” or something that is not as important as IQ. Subsequently, I thought I would put together a range of quotes on emotional intelligence that might inspire you to unlock your emotional intelligence.


20 Quotes to Inspire You to Unlock Your Emotional Intelligence

Following are 20 quotes to inspire you to unlock your emotional intelligence  –

  1. “Feeling will get you closer to the truth of who you are than thinking. I cannot tell you anything that deep within you don’t already know. When you have reached a certain stage of inner connectedness, you recognize the truth when you hear it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  2. “Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They’re there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence.” ~ T.K. Coleman
  3. “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
  4. “Any person capable of angering you becomes your master.” ~ Epictetus
  5. “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  6. “Emotions can get in the way or get you on the way.” ~ Mavis Mazhura
  7. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ C.G. Jung
  8. “Running a marathon with a backpack is tough and may hinder you from winning the race. Don’t let the baggage from your past – heavy with fear, guilt, and anger – slow you down.” ~ Maddy Malhotra
  9. “We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.” ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg
  10. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  11. “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
  12. “Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.” ~ Seneca
  13. “There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning are all linked.” ~ Eric Jensen
  14. “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
  15. “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” ~ Audre Lorde
  16. “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  17. “When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life.” ~ Tara Meyer Robson
  18. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” ~ Barbara De Angelis
  19. “The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.” ~ Daniel Goleman
  20. “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


Over to You…

Which quote was your favourite that inspired you to unlock your emotional intelligence?  Do you have one that is not listed? If so, feel free to let us know below or post the quote on our Facebook page 🙂


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