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Understanding Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Understanding

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Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

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You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

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The loving energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn


 

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is always to make the choice for Joy.
To see the world with new eyes - open eyes - loving eyes.
To choose compassion and understanding -
for ourselves, our family, our friends,
our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding.
I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
- Helen Keller

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

The power of intuitive understanding
will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
- Lao Tzu

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams,
but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit,
compassion, love, and understanding.
- Louis Gerstner

Data is not information, information is not knowledge,
knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Any woman who understands the problems of running a
home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has
to make you a more understanding person.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Shallow understanding from people of good will
is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding
from people of ill will.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive
predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars,
adding machines, and other artifacts,
but nothing is proved by such attributions.
- John Searle

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of
understanding and misunderstanding.
- Diane Arbus

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do,
and the more genuine may be one's appreciation
of fundamental things like home,
and love, and understanding companionship.
- Amelia Earhart

Let us CHOOSE to bless ALL those around us,
not with an EXPECTATION that they should be more evolved,
but with UNDERSTANDING, and with our INTENTION
for a magnificent future for all humans.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Better understanding of the natural world not only
enhances all of us as human beings,
but can also be harnessed for the better good,
leading to improved health and quality of life.
- Paul Nurse

They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results,
they are a happy team.
- David Gower

Leadership should be born out of the understanding
of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
- Marian Anderson

Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.
- Marquis de Sade

The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is
the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and
understanding what is really important.
- Brooke Shields

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
- Vernon Howard

Indeed science alone may perhaps be sterile when pursued
without an understanding of the world in which scientific
knowledge is created and in which the fruits of science are used.
- Polykarp Kusch

We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.
- Kathy Acker

To be totally understanding makes one very indulgent.
- Madame de Stael

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman,
the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
- Minna Antrim

The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds,
as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding,
and as it strengthens virtue.
- David Hume

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding,
because to understand is to be free.
- Baruch Spinoza

This Administration has led us into an area without vision.
Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens,
and the military is under his direction.
- Martin Sheen

We need to win something for the fans because they
have been patient and very understanding and we owe them.
- Jamie Redknapp

It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator
that we will follow these ways.
- Dennis Banks

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the
human condition there is no shame in being wrong,
only in failing to correct our mistakes.
- George Soros

It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
- Upton Sinclair

This truth must be recognized as a dogma and assume
the validity of an axiom in the general understanding of painting.
- Fernand Leger

Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds
wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
- Carl Sagan

I can't talk about anything or write about anything
if I don't understand it.
So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of
the time that I spend is understanding.
- Alton Brown

The two operations of our understanding,
intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said
we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
- Rene Descartes

Life is the first gift, love is the second,
and understanding the third.
- Marge Piercy

I have a better internal and intuitive understanding
of folklore and myth than science and technology,
so in that way fantasy is easier.
- Sarah Zettel

More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning,
compassion, love of others, honesty,
and discipline applied with understanding.
- Paul D. Boyer

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature;
we control her only by understanding her laws.
- Jacob Bronowski


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