Proverbs and quotes about the heart.


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A big heart is better than a big brain.

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.
(unknown author)

A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath.
William Shakespeare

A merry heart makes a long life.
Being happy is good for your health.

A smile relieves a heart that grieves.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Waiting on a Friend Lyrics

A woman is like an artichoke, you must work hard to get to her heart.
(unknown author)
Source: The Pink Panther, 2006
Quoted: Inspector Jacques Clouseau

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When you are away from someone you love, the love will grow stronger.

An ant may work its heart out, but it can't make money.

Christmas is a spirit that flows from one heart to another. It is more precious than rubies and better than gold.
Agnes M. Pharo

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
When separated from the person you love, your love will get stronger.

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
(unknown author)

Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
Honoré de Balzac

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
William Wordsworth

Follow your heart and make it your decision.
Mia Hamm

Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
Steve Maraboli

Heart rather than appearance.

Heart with pepper, soul with garlic.

Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
William Goldman

His memoir is a splendid artichoke of anecdotes, in which not merely the heart and leaves but the thistles as well are edible.
John Leonard

Home is where the heart is.
Home is the place where your loved ones are.

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
John Steinbeck

I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples, bastards and broken things.
(unknown author)
Source: Game of Thrones
Quoted: Tyrion Lannister

I have not broken your heart - you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.
Emily Brontë
Source: Wuthering Heights

I look inside myself and see my heart is black.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Paint it Black Lyrics

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Vincent van Gogh

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
Theodore Roosevelt

Keep a tree green in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

Like a moth in clothing, or a maggot in wood, sorrow gnaws at the human heart.
Source: Proverbs 25: 20

Little children, headache; big children, heartache.

Man's heart is never satisfied; the snake would swallow the elephant.

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
Leigh Hunt

Only the knife knows the heart of a pineapple.

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Paulo Coelho
Source: The Alchemist

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
Audrey Hepburn

The fangs of the green snake and the sting of a wasp don't really make poison; that is only to be found in a woman's heart.

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
François de La Rochefoucauld

The only truth is music.... Music blends with the heartbeat universe and we forget the brain beat.
Jack Kerouac

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Feed a man well and he will love you.

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
Minnie Aumonier

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
Jane Austen

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Three things you should never break: promises, trust, and someone’s heart.

To a young heart everything is sport.

To have the heart of a lion.
To be courageous.

We've got to laugh or break our hearts in this damnable world.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Source: Busman's Honeymoon

Wet kisses are the messengers of the heart.

What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.
What you don't know doesn't hurt you or make you sad.

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