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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

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

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

 

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

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

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

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

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

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

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

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

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

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

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 world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

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

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

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

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

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

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Taoists understand that both the mind and the body
are mere tools of the Spirit,
and that intention creates physical reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Look deep into nature, and then
you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

The most difficult phase of life
is not when no one understands you,
it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

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

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

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
- Frederick II

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams,
yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds,
strange at least by comparison with the logical,
purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
- Erich Fromm

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
- Isadora Duncan

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom:
the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
- Walter Lippmann

Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe.
The greatest gift we have is the gift of life.
We understand that.
That comes from our Creator.
We're given a body.
Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that
body the best it can be maximized.
- Mike Ditka

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Only the dreamer shall understand realities,
though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
- Margaret Fuller

If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough.
- Albert Einstein

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

All truths are easy to understand
once they are discovered;
the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

Do not weep; do not wax indignant.
Understand.
- Baruch Spinoza

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -
and that the joke is oneself.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

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

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton

I believe in the compelling power of love.
I do not understand it.
I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
- Theodore Dreiser


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