This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

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“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Understanding Quotes

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

2. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. -Elbert Hubbard

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

4. Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. - Chinese Proverb

5. It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding. - La Rochefoucauld

6. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. -Dale Carnegie

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

8. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. - Joanne Kathleen Rowling

9. The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand. -Chinese Proverb

10. If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin

12. Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. - Herodotus

13. Understanding is a two-way street. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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

15. We do not know one millionth of one percent about anything. - Thomas A. Edison

16. A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning. - Unknown

17. Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand. - Robert R. Brown

18. It is well for one to know more than he says. - Plautus

19. Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

20. Seek first to understand and then to be understood. - Stephen R. Covey

21. It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. - Harry S. Truman

22. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. - Plato

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

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