Best Emotional Intelligence Quotes 

Emotional Intelligence Quotes

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Emotional intelligence is an important personality trait. Emotionally strong people are better equipped to deal with adversities. It helps reduce mental stress and become better at social interactions.  


There are so many emotional intelligence quotes that emphasize its importance and also provide a better understanding of the term.  

Best Emotional Intelligence Quotes

Emotional Intelligence
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Here are some of the most inspirational quotes about emotional intelligence. 


Emotional intelligence quotes

“Expect the breakthrough and expect to learn.”  

Kathleen Spike.

Kathleen Spike

“We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.” 

Marshall B. Rosenberg.

Marshall B. Rosenberg 

“There is no separation of mind and emotions; emotions, thinking, and learning is all linked.” 

Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen 

“Unleash in the right time and place before you explode at the wrong time and place.” 

Oli Anderson.

Oli Anderson 

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

Dale Carnegie.

Dale Carnegie 

“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. 

Travis Bradberry

“The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart.” 

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Rasheed Ogunlaru 

“Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.” 

Daniel Goleman.

Daniel Goleman 

“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect on a calmer inner state. As one of my friends states on his Facebook profile: “The true Losers in Life, are not those who Try and Fail, but those who Fail to Try.” 

Jess C. Scott. 

Jess C. Scott


“Use pain as a stepping stone, not a campground.” 

Alan Cohen  

Alan Cohen


“What  really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.”  

Daniel Goleman 

Daniel Goleman 2 

“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

Joseph Fort Newton

“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  

Dorothy Day


“When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life.” 

Tara Meyer Robson 

Tara Meyer Robson


“Let us fear the torment of emotions that might sway in its wake chaos through the sound construction of reason and discernment. Let us cherish instead emotional intelligence along the intricate and tortuous paths of life’s labyrinth.” 

Erik Pevernagie

Erki Pevernagie


“As more and more artificial intelligence is entering into the world, more and more emotional intelligence must enter into leadership.” 

Amit Ray.

Amit Ray 

“People whose eyes shine are happy to be alive. They see the beauty of life and its glory, even when things aren’t easy.” 

Jelena Pantić. 

Jelena Pantic


“The true losers in life, are not those who try and fail, but those who fail to try.” 

Jess C. Scott.

Jess C. Scott 2 

“We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.” 

Edith Eger. 

Edith Eger


“My message for everyone is the same: that if we can learn to identify, express, and harness our feelings, even the most challenging ones, we can use those emotions to help us create positive, satisfying lives.” 

Marc Brackett.

Marc Brackett 

“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.

Edith Eger 2 

“Leadership is all about emotional Intelligence. Management is taught, while leadership is experienced.” 

Rajeev Suri. 

Rajeev Suri


Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” 

C.G Jung. 

C.G. Jung


“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.

Salovey And Mayer 

“Emotional intelligence is when you finally realize it’s not all about you.” 

Peter Stark.

Peter Stark 

“Emotional Intelligence grows through perception. Look around at your present situation and observe it through the level of feeling.” 

Deepak Chopra.

Deepak Chopra 

“The strength of character and emotional intelligence to face your failures and learn from them are at the core of success.” 

Robert Kiyosaki.

Robert Kiyosaki 

“If you cannot feel your emotions, if you are cut off from them, you will eventually experience them on a purely physical level, as a physical problem or symptom.” 

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle 

“CEOs are hired for their intellect and business expertise – and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.” 

Daniel Goleman. 

Daniel Goleman 3


“Empathy and social skills are social intelligence, the interpersonal part of emotional intelligence. That’s why they look alike.” 

Daniel Goleman.

Daniel Goleman 4 

“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. 

Robert K. Cooper


“No doubt emotional intelligence is rarer 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. 

Jack Welch


“A leader who understands emotional intelligence well achieves milestones.” 

Ishita Vadher. 

Ishita Vadher


“Emotions and reason are intertwined, and both are critical to problem-solving.” 

Antonio Damasio. 

Antonio Damasio


“Your day will go the way your emotional intelligence guides both your thoughts and actions.” 

T.Y Howard. 

T.Y. Howard


“Self-awareness is a trait – or maybe ‘practice’ is the more accurate way to put it – that everyone can always improve at. It is part emotional intelligence, part perceptiveness, part critical thinking. It means knowing your weaknesses, of course, but it also means knowing your strengths and what motivates you.”  

Neil Blumenthal 

Neil Blumenthal

“Some of the greatest moments in human history were fueled by emotional intelligence. 

Adam Grant 

Adam Grant


“You need emotional intelligence; to be happy to take risks; to be competitive and to look forward not backward.”  

Deborah Meaden 

Deborah Meaden


“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

J. Freedman

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