Heartstrings: 25 Quotes and Sayings to Stir Emotions

Emotions are a fundamental part of the human experience. They are what make us human, and they allow us to connect with others in meaningful ways. Our emotions can be both positive and negative, and they can range from joy and love to sadness and anger. In this blog post, we will explore 25 quotes and sayings that are sure to stir your emotions and tug at your heartstrings.

  1. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  2. “The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan
  3. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz
  4. “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” – Margaret Mitchell
  5. “Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” – Barbara De Angelis
  6. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
  7. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  9. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. “Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.” – Michael Novak
  11. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  12. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs
  13. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  14. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  15. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  16. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV
  17. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  18. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates
  19. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
  20. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
  22. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa
  23. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa
  24. “Life is like a camera. Focus on the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.” – Unknown
  25. “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway


Emotions are a powerful force in our lives, and they can be both positive and negative. The quotes and sayings we’ve explored in this post are sure to stir your emotions and tug at your heartstrings. They remind us of the importance of love, courage, perseverance, and kindness. May they inspire you to live your life to the fullest and to always follow your heart.