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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally
applies and clear cases in which it does not apply;
and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
- John Searle

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality
by challenging our boundaries of the real,
of the possible.
- Henry Reed

Sport and life is about losing.
It's about understanding how to lose.
- Lynn Davies

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

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but
is evident is most type of film making.
The film often mirrors the experience,
understanding and politics of the director.
- Ben Edwards

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience
and the understanding unfurnished and void.
- Michel de Montaigne

I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear
the brunt of everybody else's contempt.
If we are not totally understanding and smiling,
suddenly we're demons.
- Toni Morrison

The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations,
established international liaisons and supported every
policy based on pacification and understanding.
- Leon Jouhaux

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

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard,
being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm,
neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism.
They have a distorted understanding of the traditional
values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch

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

The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man
even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding
of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
- Vicki Baum

We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.
- Robert Hall

All our knowledge begins with the senses,
proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason.
There is nothing higher than reason.
- Immanuel Kant

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

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

The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful
effort on the part of the Company to bring about a
better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make.
The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.
- David Ansen

The economic and political roots of the conflicts are
too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state
of harmonious understanding between men.
- Alva Myrdal

Maybe our telling of the story wasn't as clear as it should have been,
but I don't think that's true.
In terms of understanding the story,
it comes across.
- Joel Coen

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

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

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


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