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Understanding Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Understanding are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Service Love Inspiration

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 want, by understanding myself, to understand others.
I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
- Katherine Mansfield

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

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

My wife is the most awesome person in the universe.
She's made this experience much less miserable for me,
with her compassion, patience and understanding.
- Wil Wheaton

I always say that it's about breaking the rules.
But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works
is understanding what the rules are in the first place.
- Rick Wakeman

The current understanding was that it was impossible
to predict how something would evolve because it was
a very turbulent environment full of things interacting with each other.
- Kevin Kelly

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

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

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding
of the depths of our ignorance;
and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
- Robert Millikan

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
- Thomas Carlyle

Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding
it in all its relations to daily life and action.
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

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

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody
else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
- David Antin

Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem.
We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.
- Harold Evans

Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that
the will to achieve mutual understanding exists,
and every such success thus supports the fight for
international law and order.
- Ludwig Quidde

The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding:
what we genuinely understand we can do.
- Raymond Williams

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction.
It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
- Marc Bloch

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
- James Boswell

People of little understanding are most apt to be angry
when their sense is called into question.
- Samuel Richardson

By the time I returned to Czechoslovakia,
I had an understanding of the principles of the market.
- Vaclav Klaus

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

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

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding:
you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
- Charles Kettering

Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee
has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity,
friendship, peace and universal understanding.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
- Rudyard Kipling


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