39 Quotes About Emotions and Weakness


For many, tapping into their emotions is the best way to build a connection. For others, emotions may be viewed as a weakness. Here are some great quotes about emotions and weaknesses that capture the complexity of these two.

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.”

“All cruelty springs from weakness.”

“But struggling with these better feelings was pride,–the vice of the lowest and most debased creatures no less than of the high and self-assured.”

“Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.”

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”

“Everyone has instances or times in life when they feel alone on their journey.”

“For he or she that harbours no fear has never truly loved anything. You can only measure true love by the thought and fear of its loss.”

“I am not afraid of anything in the world. But I’m afraid of myself, afraid of what I will be in the future.”

“Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.”

“It is up to God to take revenge. Only God can judge. I don’t have to worry about getting even with anybody or taking out any kind of aggression on anybody. Doing that is a weakness, anyway.”

“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.”

“Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.”

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”

“My family is my strength and my weakness.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

“Peace is purchased from strength. It’s not purchased from weakness or unilateral retreats.”

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”

“Please don’t give me words; give me a hug. Don’t tell me that I’m holding up so well; break down with me and admit our shared wretchedness.”

“Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.”

“Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.”

“Sometimes your greatest strength can emerge as a weakness if the context changes.”

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

“The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.”

“The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.”

“The silence encompassing the feeling so juvenile, veiling everything but a sham smile.”

“The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.”

“There’s no other way to describe how I feel. I know the way I think about her and feel about her is wrong, but I struggle so much with how right it feels when I’m with her.”

“This mix of love and hate, this blend of trust and hurt I have for him is so confusing even I can’t understand it. He leaves, and I break.”

“To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.”

“Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.”

“Understanding did not provide solace or make the pain go away; in many ways, understanding was just more salt in the emotional wound.”

“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”

“We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You’re always helping people.”

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

“What breaks you down is not the amount of pressure you feel at one time, but it’s the way you perceive and handle it.”

“What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process.”

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

“You’ve got to reach bedrock to become depressed enough before you are forced to accept the reality and enormity of the problem.”

For some, their biggest strength is their sensitivity and perceive weakness from others.

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