Understanding



We are slaves to whatever we don't understand. - Vernon Howard

People hate what they do not understand. - Jewish Proverb

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

Everything I understand, I understand only because I love. - Leo Tolstoy

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

Always be willing to look at both sides of the argument. Understanding the other side is the best way to strengthen your own. - Jim Rohn

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them. - Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow. - James Stephens

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. - Isak Dinesen

Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it. - Jean Toomer

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else. - Nikki Giovanni

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding. - German Proverb

Home is not where you live but where they understand you. - Christian Morgenstern

Sophistication and lifestyle is understanding the difference between trinkets and treasures. - Jim Rohn

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand. - Baruch Spinoza

Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood. - Brian Tracy

If you can learn a simple trick, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. - Harper Lee

When men understand what each other mean, they see, for the most part, that controversy is either superfluous or hopeless. - John Henry Newman

You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way. - Marvin Minsky

Creativity helps us realize that we don't have to understand everything. We can enjoy something - feel it and use it - without ever fully comprehending it. - Faith Ringgold

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. - Jacob Bronowsky

If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen. - Loretta Girzartis

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

As I look back at my life, it is easy to see that the times when my wisdom and understanding grew to new levels; those times when I approached becoming the person I long to be; it was always the times that followed negative circumstances. - Vic Johnson

There must always be the continuing struggle to make the increasing knowledge of the world bear some fruit in increasing understanding and in the production of human happiness. - Charles R. Drew

You don't destroy the mystery of a rainbow by understanding the light processes that form it. - Anne McLaren

When a man begins to understand himself, he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men. - Norvin G. McGranahan

To understand is not only to pardon, but in the end to love. - Walter Lippmann

It is good to know what a man is, and also what the world takes him for. But you do not understand him until you have learnt how he understands himself. - F. H. Bradley

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine. - J. William Fulbright

Only an open heart understands that everyone who enters our life is a guest bearing a gift. Sometimes we must seek out the gift. - Susan L. Taylor

The best way to build a healthy personality involves understanding yourself and your feelings. - Brian Tracy

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Native American Proverb






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