Quotes on emotional intelligence

A few weeks ago I shared sketchnotes from a webinar I attended on emotional intelligence.

The essence of emotional intelligence is to understand yourself and be mindful of others.

This post contains a collection of quotations shared during the webinar.

To thine own self be true.

William Shakespeare

To know what you prefer is to have kept your soul alive.

Robert Louis Stevenson

No one can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.

James Russell Lowell

Any time people come together in a meeting, we’re not necessarily getting the best ideas; we’re just getting the ideas of the best talkers.

Susan Cain

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the out aspects of their lives.

William James

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.

Brené Brown

You will never achieve anything against your own will.


Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

Be a good listener.

Dale Carnegie

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