We humans are beings who both feel and think. While thinking is respected in many circles, emotions are what entertainers, marketing, sales professionals, politicos, the media and so many others often target.
We have both emotion and reason, because we should use both.
Successful professionals learn to manage both emotions and sound reason.
Here are some thoughts on the subject.
"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity."
– Dale Carnagie
"Against logic there is no armor like ignorance."
– Laurence J. Peter
"We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
– Maria Montessori
"I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few."
– Adolf Hitler
"Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason."
– Eric Cantona
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so."
– Will Rogers
"Emotions have taught mankind to reason."
– Luc de Clapiers
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L. A. "Tony" Kovach