Lets not forget that the little emotions

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.  ~Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Théo, 1889LCD

But are not this struggle and even

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?  ~Vincent Van Gogh

The feeling is often the deeper truth

The feeling is often the deeper truth, the opinion the more superficial one.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827TPV

Now i am not one of the

Now I am not one of the most constant creatures alive myself, and am apt to run through the spectrum which has the blues at the bottom about once a week. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875