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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

 

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

Understanding is a two-way street.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

It is necessary for us to understand that
the only Active Principle is Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

If one does not understand a person,
one tends to regard him as a fool.
- Carl Jung

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We shall see but a little way if
we require to understand what we see.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.
- Alexander Chase

I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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