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.
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.
Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean it isn't so.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
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
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
You cannot understand anything but you can experience everything if you're willing and open.
I do not understand why people want to control their minds. I want them to liberate their minds
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.
It's important we understand that if we make this (oneself) piece of life a pleasant piece of life, this is the fundamental thing - if you do this, after that you decide whether you need marriage, you don't need marriage, you need children, you don't need children, all these things you decide later. When this is miserable, you have no business to multiply it
You are going about life as if whatever you are doing is the be-all and end-all of life. The moment you pay a little attention, you understand “This is not it.”
If you value your life, should you not try to understand the source of life?
If you understand who you are on the cosmic scale, you will live gently. Let all that you touch be a blessing.
Love + Understanding quotes ⇑Love Quotes
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
I think it's impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
You're looking at love as something that comes to you or you yield to the process of love, only because you appreciate a particular quality- a shape of somebody's nose, their mind , thought, emotion, the way they speak, the way they do things. It is based on something that is acceptable to you. If they do something that isn't acceptable to you, love crumbles
Never form an opinion on anyone. How they are in this moment is all that matters. How they are tomorrow, let us see. Tomorrow must be created, not concretized right now
When people live together without understanding each other, their survival instinct turns everything into a fight
If you love someone, you should do what they like for them. Not what you like.
If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.
There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.
All understanding Quotes ⇑
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.
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
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.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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.
Mama used to say, you have to know someone a thousand days before you can glimpse her soul.
If you know the why, you can live any how.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
what we need to understand is between a possibility and a reality there is a distance. Do you have the courage, the commitment and the conviction to walk the distance? That's always the question
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
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.
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.
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.
Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
You are just a speck of dust in the universe. If you understand the context of your existence, you will naturally become silent.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
Intelligence is in being able to make people understand what they could not understand. Intelligence is not in confusing the hell out of what people knew perfectly well for ages, That's not intelligence
Relationships are based on four principles: respect, understanding, acceptance and appreciation.
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.
When you realize there is something you don't understand, then you're generally on the right path to understanding all kinds of things.
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.
You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated, the stakes are doubled.
Prayer means you are trying to tell God what to do. Meditation means you understand your limitations and shut up
If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.
Your life & the experience of your life is entirely your making, if this one thing doesn't sink into you absolutely (you won't change), the moment you see it, you have the ability to change
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.
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.
Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.
One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others.
Let us study things that are no more. It is necessary to understand them, if only to avoid them.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
What is human is not a fixed state, it is a possibility, if this possibility has to be made use of, there is a whole system of understanding that needs to happen, understanding the mechanics of how this whole system of human being works, this mechanics, this technology, this science is called Yoga
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
I dont think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.
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.
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
A peaceful being does not mean a passive being. Especially the youth of the world tend to understand peace as passivity, and violence as action. That's not true. You can be very peaceful within yourself and still do whatever is needed. In fact, whatever is needed can be done well only if you are peaceful within yourself
If you are expecting the other one to understand and comply with you all the time while you don't understand the limitations, the possibilities, the needs and the capabilities of that person, then conflict is all that will happen
Knowledge is a skyscraper. You can take a shortcut with a fragile foundation of memorization, or build slowly upon a steel frame of understanding
Marriage should be honored by husband and wife as an opportunity for nurturing growth and understanding through mutual exchange of their finest qualities
The good life is the fruit of understanding, freedom from care, and effortless self-discipline.
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
Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
To stand up and fight does not take much intelligence. To understand and give in takes a lot more intelligence
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 often think that men don't understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
Unfortunately, people consider Economy as today's & Ecology as tomorrow's issue. But time to understand that ecology is today's issue. The enormity and urgency of ecological issues cannot be ignored
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
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.
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.
Having the sense to do what you can, standing aside in what you cannot do, and being alert and present, are the essence of yoga
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.
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.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?"
If you're waiting for people to understand you and act, it is only a pipe dream; it's never going to happen
The "aha" moment: the moment of understanding when two smaller truths connect and a greater truth is revealed.
Humans Are Unique in Our Ability to Understand Things
True wisdom: understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things
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.
Your mind is working against you, simply because without understanding the fundamentals of what it is.
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.
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.
To be spiritual is to be broad, to understand and forgive, and to be a friend to all.
once you have chosen market economy, you understand greed is the driving force. Now it is for the laws to manage the greed so that your greed benefits everybody else
There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.
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.
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.
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.
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
"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."
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
Understanding and intuition are interrelated. Intuition does not go against Nature's laws of understanding, but it goes beyond them
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.
If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.