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Understanding Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Understanding.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They have come up with a perfect understanding.
He won't try to run her life,
and he won't try to run his, either.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

What we really need to be understanding is that all
of these things matter and they all stem from the fact
that certain people live with power and authority and
they want to maintain it.
- Anita Hill

Just as women's bodies are softer than men's,
so their understanding is sharper.
- Christine de Pisan

Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada
al-SaDr. It was made apparently without knowledge or
understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
- Juan Cole

Art must unquestionably have a social value;
that is,
as a potential means of communication it must be addressed,
and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind.
- Rockwell Kent

The secret of living in peace with all people lies
in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality.
- Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding,
at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.
- James Thurber

If you come to fame not understanding who you are,
it will define who you are.
- Oprah Winfrey

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
- Franz Kafka

An understanding of the natural world and what's in
it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
- David Attenborough

Most men make little use of their speech than to give
evidence against their own understanding.
- George Savile

You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether
or not anyone says a word.
She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth.
- Richard Russo

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious
encroachment by men of zeal,
well meaning but without understanding.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Power is the by-product of understanding.
- Jacob Bronowski

This path that we are now starting will be long,
and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that,
in our understanding, should always inspire us.
- Marc Forne Molne

Communication leads to community, that is,
to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
- Rollo May

There is a state that is able to understand the demand in the economy.
That state should use prices as an instrument for implementation of this understanding.
- Anatoly Chubais

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

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

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding
of the people we meet here or abroad.
Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.
- Ella Maillart

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

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding,
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
- Christopher Fry

I don't believe that economic and cultural interaction
automatically brings greater peace and understanding,
although it may help in that regard.
- William Kirby

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather,
I want to be able to design and build biological systems
to perform particular applications.
- Drew Endy

Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court,
but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.
- Sandra Day O'Connor


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