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

Helen Keller

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

Carl Gustav Jung

If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

Thich Nhat Hanh

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all.

Stephen Hawking

If you try to put yourself in the other guy's shoes--even for a minute--understanding and compassion will come.

Paul Winfield

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

Carl Jung

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him.

Erich Fromm

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

Dale Carnegie

Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn't taken the time adequately to understand.

Robert R. Brown

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Mohandas Gandhi

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.

Marcus Aurelius

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Understanding is a two-way street.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a luxury to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you understood everything I said, you'd be me.

Miles Davis

The less I understand life, the more I live it!

Jules Renard

To be great is to be misunderstood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.

Jr. Teague

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann von Goethe

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Benedict De Spinoza

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He who can properly define and divide is to be considered a god.


Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

Marie Curie

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Henri Bergson

Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

Lao Tzu
The way we're going to get to understanding is for each man to open his heart and open his mind and look in himself as he looks at his neighbor.
For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe that unless I believe, I should not understand.
It is understanding that gives us the 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.
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
There are two kinds of people in this world, those who long to be understood and those who long to be misunderstood. It is the irony of life that neither is gratified.
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.

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