Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn-and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
When you're in love, you're capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding all the mysteries.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it isn't so.
Short + Understanding quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
In order to understand, I destroyed myself.
Speak the truth with kindness and understanding, and respect truth wherever you perceive it.
When you learn to get along with yourself, you will know how to get along with everybody
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Life + Understanding quotes ⇑Life Quotes
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?
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.
The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?
Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.
In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.
All understanding Quotes ⇑
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
To love those that love you is easy. To love those that do not love you is not so simple. If you want to change anyone, set a better example. Show more kindness, more understanding, more love
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.
Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.
Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
If you know the why, you can live any how.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
When you realize there is something you don't understand, then you're generally on the right path to understanding all kinds of things.
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.
Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.
Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.
I often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others.
Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever,- One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.
I dont think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.
You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated, the stakes are doubled.
Marriage should be honored by husband and wife as an opportunity for nurturing growth and understanding through mutual exchange of their finest qualities
When you forgive, you are in spiritual consciousness. Forgiving means giving your enemy a chance to gain a better understanding. If you become vengeful or angry, you only make more enemies
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
Don't you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn't developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don't expect to see.
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?"
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
When you really know somebody you can't hate them. Or maybe it's just that you can't really know them until you stop hating them.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly, calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the creative power of Spirit
If a girl understands your BS, sticks with you through your mistakes, smiles even when you've done nothing for her, it's obvious she's a keeper. But it's also obvious you don't deserve her.
The pain of being alone is completely out of this world, isn't it? I don't know why, but I understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.
True wisdom: understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things
There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
When one becomes momentarily identified with a tragic picture, he feels miserable; but when he realizes that it is only a part of an entertaining variety show, he feels happy.
If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.
To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand and forgive, and to be a friend to all.
The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.
The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness
Understanding and intuition are interrelated. Intuition does not go against Nature's laws of understanding, but it goes beyond them
The devotee bent on liberation understands that all learning pertaining to the phenomenal worlds is partial, uncertain, relative, and unsatisfying. Realization of God is the only true, permanent, and absolute knowledge
"Then why do you want to know?" "Because learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do."
Wise guidance never violates people's free will. A superior who demands obedience of his subordinates should show respect for their capacity to understand, and also for their innate right to their own free will.
If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.
I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It's okay if you have to leave us. It's okay if you want to stop fighting.
I have good reason to be content, for thank God I can read and perhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths.