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1. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”

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Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune

2. “I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'[Interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005]”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Difficulty Possibility Sarcasm Spiritual Spirituality Understanding Writing

3. “Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand”

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4. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”

Tags : Acceptance Inspiration Inspirational Smart Understanding Wise
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.”

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Author : Anna Wintour

6. “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.”

Tags : Empathy Heart Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life And Living Life Lessons Life Quotes Listening Listening Ear Living Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Understanding

7. “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

Tags : Foolishness Rationality Reason Sense Stupidity Understanding
Author : Euripides
Source : The Bacchae

8. “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.”

Tags : Accuracy Cleverness Intelligence Smart Stupidity Understanding
Source : A History of Western Philosophy

9. “It's not at all hard to understand a person; it's only hard to listen without bias.”

Tags : Attention Bias Compassion Comprehension Discernment Fear Judgmentality Listening Love Prejudice Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

10. “I have received the favor of your letter of August 17th, and with it the volume you were so kind as to send me on the Literature of Negroes. Be assured that no person living wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a complete refutation of the doubts I have myself entertained and expressed on the grade of understanding allotted to them by nature, and to find that in this respect they are on a par with ourselves. My doubts were the result of personal observation on the limited sphere of my own State, where the opportunities for the development of their genius were not favorable, and those of exercising it still less so. I expressed them therefore with great hesitation; but whatever be their degree of talent it is no measure of their rights. Because Sir Isaac Newton was superior to others in understanding, he was not therefore lord of the person or property of others. On this subject they are gaining daily in the opinions of nations, and hopeful advances are making towards their reestablishment on an equal footing with the other colors of the human family.”

Tags : Equal Rights Equality Isaac Newton Limited Nature Negroes Newton Rights Understanding
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

11. “[On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.]Sometimes the public says, 'What's in it for Numero Uno? Am I going to get better television reception? Am I going to get better Internet reception?' Well, in some sense, yeah. ... All the wonders of quantum physics were learned basically from looking at atom-smasher technology. ... But let me let you in on a secret: We physicists are not driven to do this because of better color television. ... That's a spin-off. We do this because we want to understand our role and our place in the universe.”

Tags : Atom Smasher Benefit Large Hadron Collider Particle Physics Physics Public Quantum Physics Science Understanding Universe
Author : Michio Kaku

12. “Is the purpose of theoretical physics to be no more than a cataloging of all the things that can happen when particles interact with each other and separate? Or is it to be an understanding at a deeper level in which there are things that are not directly observable (as the underlying quantized fields are) but in terms of which we shall have a more fundamental understanding?”

Tags : Fundamentals Nobel Laureate Particle Physics Physics Purpose Quantum Mechanics Science Theoretical Physics Understanding
Source : Quantum Mechanics: Symbolism of Atomic Measurements

13. “Chaos needs no allies, for it dwells like a poison in every one of us.”

Tags : Knowledge Malazan Understanding
Source : Midnight Tides

14. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Tags : Adversity Beauty Empathy People Understanding

15. “What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.”

Tags : Ignorance Superstition Understanding
Author : Alice Walker

16. “People think that epilepsy is divine simply because they don't have any idea what causes epilepsy. But I believe that someday we will understand what causes epilepsy, and at that moment, we will cease to believe that it's divine. And so it is with everything in the universe”

Tags : Epilepsy Fallacy God Of The Gaps Ignorance Knowledge Superstition Understanding
Author : Hippocrates

17. “Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.”

Tags : Anger Communication Compassion Competition Cruelty Fake Fake Christians Family Members Games Hatred Hurting People Jealousy Listening Mental Disorders No Communication No Talking Passive Agressive Behavior Pity Reaching Out Sisters Talking Understanding

18. “More generally, as I shall repeat in Chapter 8, one of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding.”

Tags : Ignorance Satisfaction Understanding Willful Ignorance
Source : The God Delusion

19. “Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?”

Tags : Knowledge Smart Understanding

20. “I’m smart in some ways- pretty good vocabulary, solid at math – but I am definitely the stupidest smart person there is… I was going to be the worst friend in the history of dying girls… Because I don’t really have a moral compass and I need to rely on (Earl) for guidance, or else I might accidentally become like a hermit or a terrorist or something. How fucked up is that.”

Tags : Cancer Smart Stupid Understanding
Author : Jesse Andrews
Source : Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

21. “Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully."Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever.""And he has Brain.""Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."There was a long silence."I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything.”

Tags : Brain Cleverness Humor Piglet Understanding Winnie The Pooh
Author : A.A. Milne
Source : Winnie-the-Pooh

22. “Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness.”

Tags : Advice Arrogance Blindness Coach College Comprehension Comprehension Accuracy Discernment Dish Education Ego Funny Funny But True Humility Hypocrisy Instruction Judgment Maturity Narcissism Parenting Professor Training Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

23. “It's simple, it's not that simple; or life is simple, but the things in it are not. When a man does not understand it, he tends to inflate it. When he does, he tends to deflate it. In the end, neither images are fully accurate.”

Tags : Accuracy Complexity Deflate Humanity Inflate Knowledge Life Moderation Simplicity Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

24. “I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be — what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing — I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I— what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”

Tags : Humbleness Ignorance Knowledge Truth Understanding
Author : Socrates

25. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Tags : Future Life Past Reflection Understanding

26. “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

Tags : Knowledge Learning Understanding Wisdom

27. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”

Tags : Empathy Thankful Understanding Understanding Others

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

Tags : Knowing Others Perception Self Awareness Understanding
Author : C.G. Jung

29. “In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.”

Tags : Enemy Epiphany Hate Love Understanding
Source : Ender's Game

30. “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.”

Tags : Fear Life Science Understanding
Author : Marie Curie

31. “Just because you don't understand it doesn't mean it isn't so.”

Tags : Truth Understanding
Source : The Blank Book

32. “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,Men were deceivers ever,-One foot in sea and one on shore,To one thing constant never.”

Tags : Forgiveness Happy Ladies Men Sadness Understanding
Source : Much Ado About Nothing

33. “Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.”

Tags : Inspirational Understanding
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : Henry And June

34. “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.”

Tags : Inspiration Instinct Knowledge Search Seekers Self Awareness Self Discovery Understanding
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

35. “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.”

Tags : Brotherhood Of Man Hatred Understanding

36. “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”

Tags : Cosmology Delusion Knowledge Religion Science Truth Understanding
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

37. “Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”

Tags : Friendship Understanding
Author : Richard Bach

38. “To perceive is to suffer.”

Tags : Empathy Life Suffer Understanding
Author : Aristotle

39. “One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”

Tags : Friendship Understanding
Source : Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

40. “We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.”

Tags : Humanity Understanding Unity

41. “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

Tags : Teaching Understanding
Author : Aristotle

42. “The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”

Tags : Death Understanding
Source : The Angel Experiment

43. “Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck.”

Tags : Focus Illusion Life Understanding
Author : Joss Whedon

44. “Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”

Tags : Death God Loss Purpose Understanding
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : The Darkest Evening of the Year

45. “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.”

Tags : Maturity Understanding
Author : Douglas Adams
Source : Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

46. “Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.”

Tags : Understanding Wisdom
Author : Bob Dylan

47. “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.”

Tags : Empathy Misattributed Buddha Tolerance Understanding
Author : Lloyd Shearer
Source : Walter Scott's Personality Parade

48. “So, why do you write these strong female characters?Because you’re still asking me that question."[Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006]”

Tags : Femininism Progress Understanding
Author : Joss Whedon

49. “University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.”

Tags : Education Human Humanity Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Learning Sense Sensibility Understanding University Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

50. “You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues.I'm not saying you're more intelligent than Aristotle, or wiser. For all I know, Aristotle's the cleverest person who ever lived. That's not the point. The point is only that science is cumulative, and we live later.”

Tags : Albert Einstein Aristotle Charles Darwin Crick Darwin Einstein Francis Crick Intellect Isaac Newton James D Watson James Watson Knowledge Max Planck Newton Planck Polymath Science Understanding Watson

51. “The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism. The narcissistic orientation is one in which one experiences as real only that which exists within oneself, while the phenomena in the outside world have no reality in themselves, but are experienced only from the viewpoint of their being useful or dangerous to one. The opposite pole to narcissism is objectivity; it is the faculty to see other people and things as they are, objectively, and to be able to separate this objective picture from a picture which is formed by one's desires and fears.”

Tags : Empathy Humility Love Narcissism Narcissistic Objective Objectivity Psychology Selfishness Subjective Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : The Art of Loving

52. “The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility. To be objective, to use one's reason, is possible only if one has achieved an attitude of humility, if one has emerged from the dreams of omniscience and omnipotence which one has as a child. Love, being dependent on the relative absence of narcissism, requires the developement of humility, objectivity and reason. I must try to see the difference between my picture of a person and his behavior, as it is narcissistically distorted, and the person's reality as it exists regardless of my interests, needs and fears.”

Tags : Compassion Conflict Empathy Erich Fromm Humility Love Narcissism Objective Objectivity Reason Reasoning Selfishness Subjective The Art Of Loving Understanding
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : The Art of Loving

53. “Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.”

Tags : Evil Understanding

54. “When there is alignment and understanding, it is much easier to navigate forward together, moving in and out of agreement.”

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Source : Co-Active Leadership: Five Ways to Lead

55. “Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection.”

Tags : Carnal Claiming Condemn Cruelty Equate Harshness Identity Immoral Act Intrinsic Judge Lessen Nature Orientation Rejection Smile Understanding Wearing

56. “Rarely do I truly understand the disease which ails me. Therefore, rarely do I truly understand the fix that would cure me. And so maybe I should truly contemplate how rarely I recognize that God understands both.”

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57. “Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.”

Tags : Argument Battle Biased Debate Enemies Exaggeration Fallacies Fallacy Motives Purpose Reason Strategy Straw Man Straw Man Fallacy Strawman Strawman Fallacy Tactic Unbiased Understanding War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

58. “We sat in the car & the night droppeddown until the only sounds werethe crickets &the dance of our voices& for a momentthe world becamesmall enough toroll back & forth between us.”

Tags : Car Night Understanding World
Author : Brian Andreas
Source : Hearing Voices - Volume 5 : Collected Stories & Drawings

59. “We men are fascinated by the things we don't really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts.”

Tags : Affection Conversation Curiosity Fascination Females Funny Funny But True Humor Intrigue Males Men Mystery Nuts Punch Line Punchline Relationships Sense Of Humor Understanding Women Wondering
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

60. “The manlier you are, the harder it is to understand what a woman wants: there is not a hint of female brain in you.”

Tags : Brain Communciation Skills Communication Difficult Funny Funny But True Humor Men Relationships Thinking Thought Process Understanding Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

61. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

Tags : Airlines Banking System Blood Conservation Dissent Divide Equality Good Leader Government Great Leadership Honest Broker Identify Immaturity Immorality Improvement Indentifies Lawlessness Library Pharma President Presidential School Scrutiny Segregation Strong Teacher Unity Vote
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

62. “Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.”

Tags : Apologizing Closure Communication Empathy Ending It Forgiving Letting Go Listening Offering Hope Peace Reaching Out See Taking Understanding

63. “Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.”

Tags : Ambiguity Ambiguous Aphorist Aphorists Comprehend Comprehension Ear Ears Eye Eyeglasses Gazing General Semantics Glasses Hear Hearing Humor Humorous Humour Joke Jokes Language Misunderstand See Semantics Sight Spectacles Understanding

64. “I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.”

Tags : Feynman Knowledge Mystery Philosophy Science Understanding

65. “How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?”

Tags : Compassion Experience Understanding
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Source : Snow

66. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”

Tags : Accusations Allies Belief Connection Enemies Faithfulness Fake Friends Friend Friendship Friendships Honesty Judgment Love Love And Friendship Loyalty Misunderstood Opposition Questions Relationship Sincerity Suspicion Trust Truth Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

67. “In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many human-like characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? Yes.”

Tags : Caring Chimpanzees Chimps Conservation Consideration Great Apes Help Human Rights Kindness Nature Saved Science Treat Understanding
Author : Jane Goodall

68. “The Anatomy of Conflict:If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!”

Tags : Caring Conflict Resolution Counseling Discussions Freedom Happiness Healing Honesty Love Listening Loving Loving One Another Misunderstandings Peace Perspective Religion Resolutions Respect Solutions Solving Problems Speech Staying Positive Stories Strife Teaching Understanding

69. “Unhappiness means lack of control.”

Tags : Adversity Adversity Quotes Communication Is Key Counseling Discussing Discussions Forgiving Freedom God Happiness Inadequacy Joy Leaders Listening Loving One Another Misunderstandings Peace Resolutions Respect Self Centeredness Speech Teaching

70. “Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:1. Acceptance2. Understanding3. AppreciationRemove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”

Tags : Acceptance Affection Appreciation Complex Dimension Dimensions Love Love Triangle Measure Properties Property Qualities Three Three Dimensional Triangle Trinity Two Two Dimensional Unconditional Acceptance Unconditional Love Understand Understanding Whole World
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

71. “No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.”

Tags : Future Gains Hope Illusion Inspirational Knowledge Progress Science Understanding
Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : The Future of an Illusion

72. “People reject what they do not understand because it makes them feel small. They would rather believe in some other reality, even if it is only an illusion, so long as it makes them feel bigger.”

Tags : Beliefs Bigger Denial Fabrications Humanity Image Images Intimidate Lying Mankind Media Misunderstood People Reality Small Social Superficial Superficiality Superior Understanding
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

73. “But, as Bacon has well pointed out, truth is more likely to come out of error, if this is clear and definite, than out of confusion, and my experience teaches me that it is better to hold a well-understood and intelligible opinion, even if it should turn out to be wrong, than to be content with a muddle-headed mixture of conflicting views, sometimes miscalled impartiality, and often no better than no opinion at all.”

Tags : Bacon Clear Confusion Error Experience Francis Bacon Intelligible Opinion Science Truth Understanding
Source : Principles Of General Physiology

74. “You must be able to say "I understand," before you can say "I agree," or "I disagree," or "I suspend judgment.”

Tags : Agreement Critical Thinking Criticism Disagreement Discussion Judgement Understanding
Source : How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

75. “Building on a bond is bankable. Building on bitterness is bankrupt.”

Tags : Accountable Agreement Bitterness Bond Bondage Build Building Unity Energy Honor Integrity Loyal Loyalty Pact Reliable Sorrow Trust Understanding
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

76. “Peace, a commodity purchased with friendship and safety and anything comfortable and all things familiar; peace that was a pleasant melody playing through the moments of their day; a chord striking only the notes of security and agreement and understanding and order.”

Tags : Agreement Comfort Friendship Order Peace Safety Security Understanding
Author : Dan Groat
Source : A Punctual Paymaster

77. “Understanding of each other is the beginning of peace.”

Tags : Harmony Humanity Inspirational Peace Understanding Wise Thoughts

78. “If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being "asocial" or "irrational" in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to "explain," which usually implies that the explanation be "understood," i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself—to his reason and his conscience—and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation.”

Tags : Being Freedom Life Understanding
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : The Art of Being

79. “The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. -Yasutani Roshi, Zen master (1885-1973)”

Tags : Being Consciousness Humanity Interconnectedness Interdependency Understanding

80. “Prayer is knowing that what I ask for is always far bigger than what I could ever articulate, but it is never too big for God to understand nor is it ever too vast for Him to deliver.”

Tags : Articulate Big Bigger Communicate God Inadequacy Inadequate Limitations Limits Possibilities Possible Pray Prayer Praying Understand Understanding Vast

81. “there's nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.”

Tags : Intimacy Understanding
Author : Brad Meltzer
Source : The Inner Circle

82. “To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the darkness Or an umbrella in a stormy day; To feel much more than know. To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain; To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon; To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves; To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching. To be a smile on the face of a woman And shine in her memory As a moment saved without planning.”

Tags : Dejan Stojanovic Eagle Ethereal Eyes Face Face Of A Woman Feel Fly Imperceptible Invisible Know Lantern Memory Moment Moon Pedestrian Planning Poetry Power Shine Soul Streets Task Of A Poet Watching Wave World

83. “The major dilemma is that we tend to listen to reply, while all we should do is: listen to understand and feel.”

Tags : Dilemma Listen Listening Listening Quotes Listening To Others Problem Reply Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others Understanding Others

84. “I think a lot of psychopaths are just geniuses who drove so fast that they lost control.”

Tags : Brain Cognition Compassion Control Creative Creative Genius Creativity Disorder Driving Genius Illness Intelligence Knowledge Mental Mental Illness Pain Psychopath Schizophrenia Self Control Sorrow Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

85. “I know that no matter how liberal or progressive I profess to be, no matter how successfully, how diligently I seek to be enlightened and nuanced in my understanding of the world and those around me, I know that there still is a tiny, virulent nugget, a germ of prejudice that exists deep within me — the product of those stereotypes and awful jokes of childhood and adolescence, and that it must always be powerfully held at bay by reason, understanding and love.”

Tags : African Americans Enlightenment Liberalism Prejudice Progressivism Race Race Relations Racism Understanding

86. “Anyone who pretends to "understand" Latin America is a fool.”

Tags : Capitalism Latin America Philosophy Understanding United States
Author : Michael Hogan
Source : Savage Capitalism and the Myth of Democracy: Latin America in the Third Millennium

87. “The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.”

Tags : Actions Caring Character Compassion Empathy Giving Giving Back Giving To Others Healing Helping Kindness Love Nurturing Rescuing Saving Service Understanding Volunteer Volunteering Who You Are

88. “A leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Banking Banks Big Business Blood Censorship Confident Democrat Divide Doctors Freedom Of Speech Good Leader Government Great Leader Great Leadership Honest Broker Identify Indentifies Leader Leaders Leadership Characteristics Library Mortage Multinational Oil Tycoon Peacekeeper Race Racism School Serves The People Society We The People Wisdom Word
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

89. “A great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands being revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Bail Banking System Banks Censorship Common Man Divide Election Elections Environmentalism Environmentalist Families Freedom Of Speech Honest Broker Incentives Lead Leadership Libraries Library Lobbyist Losing Make America Great Again Teachers
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

90. “It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition.”

Tags : Celebrity Character Clever Empty Praise Fake Friends Inspirational Intelligent Introspection Knowledge Lifestyle Materialist Mean Online Post People Nature Pretentious Simplicity Soul Searching Superior Sycophants True Understanding
Author : Anuj Somany

91. “The true challenge in understanding the people is if the most people don’t understand or they don’t want to understand that they ought to be understanding about themselves.”

Tags : Challenge Character Characteristics Of Leadership Crafty Cunning Fact Famous Quote Hypocrisy Hypocrite Insane Inspiring Knowing Life And Living Motivational Quote Notable Person Pretender Pretentious Reliability Selfish Selfishness Sensible Sensitive Thoughts True To Oneself Truth Understanding
Author : Anuj Somany

92. “Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.”

Tags : Aha Moments Beginnings Clarity Compassion Cracks Emotional Growth Epiphany God S Love Healing Heart Inspirational Journeys Knowing Light Loving Others Messages Pain Realization Reflection Sadness Seeing Self Love Sharing Wisdom

93. “To judge someone is to say that I have the right to define who they are, verses understanding that God has handed me the priceless privilege of discovering who they are.”

Tags : Appreciate Declare Define Determine Discover Discovering God Humanity Judge Judgement Judging Judging Others Know Others People Priceless Privilege Understanding

94. “Es gibt zwei Sorten von Männern. Die einen verstehen 'etwas von Frauen', die anderen sind solche, die einfach 'Frauen verstehen'. Ich weiß nicht, welche Sorte mir verdächtiger ist.”

Tags : Clichés Empathy Gender Men Mysogyny Prejudice Understanding Women
Author : Sten Nadolny
Source : Netzkarte.

95. “The sooner, the better; it’s for a man to understand that a woman often can’t and at times doesn’t want to realize her mistake, so it is senseless to expect from her to apologize first ever to him.”

Tags : Acceptance Affair Apology First Girl Girlfriend Inspirational Inspiring Lady Life And Living Marriage Materialist Men And Women Relationship Motivational Realisation Reality Relationship Selfishness Senseless True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Understand Understanding Wife And Husband Woman Women
Author : Anuj Somany

96. “He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood.”

Tags : A Room With A View Artists Complexity Friendship Music Musicians Psychology Puzzlement Theory Understanding
Author : E.M. Forster

97. “[T]he enduring problem for liberals, as for everyone else, is not whether history will judge them wise or foolish regarding the war on terrorism; it is, rather, the way that the past decade has splintered them away from other Americans. This fracture comes with a steep price: in today's toxic atmosphere, liberals are no less cynical, shortsighted, and parochial than anyone else, and they understand their fellow-Americans just as badly as they themselves are understood. When liberals look at red-state voters, they see either a mob of pious know-nothings or the insensible victims of militarism and class warfare. Yet.... [such people] defy fixed categories, which means that they have to be figured out the hard way--on their own terms.”

Tags : 9 11 9 11 10Th Anniversary Americans Cynicism Liberals Parochialism Political Parties Politics Rifts Shortsightedness Stereotypes Understanding War On Terror
Author : George Packer

98. “There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”

Tags : Clarity Confusion Convey Conveying Difficulty Explanation Expression Food For Thought Hard Illustration Introspection Michael Bassey Johnson Mystery Opinion Personal Experience Philosophy Point Puzzle Revelation Transcendence Truth Vivid

99. “You deserve respect and appreciation. A person who doesn't have respect for themselves will more than likely not give it to you. You have to set the standard for yourself by not allowing the insolence.”

Tags : Comparison Disrespect Grace Happiness Insolence Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Kindness Laughter Living Love Passion Peace People Philosophy Of Life Quotes Quotes To Live By Respect Standards Success Understanding Wisdom Words Of Wisdom
Source : Release The Ink

100. “We practically always excuse things when we understand them”

Tags : Behavior Character Judgement Morality Understanding
Source : A Hero of Our Time

101. “No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.”

Tags : Adolescence Complaints Humor Understanding
Author : Stephen Fry
Source : Moab Is My Washpot

102. “She's a woman, you're a dude. You're not supposed to understand her. That's not what she's after.... She doesn't want you to understand her. She knows that's impossible. She just wants you to understand yourself. Everything else is negotiable.”

Tags : Gender Stereotypes Inspirational Men And Women Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others
Source : Snow Crash

103. “Electricity should not be banned, it just needs much better government regulation and understanding by the medical profession of the full range of toxicity that it presents to the human.”

Tags : Banned Better Electricity Full Government Human Medical Needs Presents Profession Range Regulation Should Toxicity Understanding
Author : Steven Magee

104. “Only God understands how incredibly far we’ve fallen, and only God understands how incredibly far we can rise. And only we can determine if we’re going to wallow in the mediocrity that is born of the refusal to understand either.”

Tags : Accomplish Achieve Fall Fallen Far God Incredible Mediocre Mediocrity Opportunities Opportunity Passive Passivity Possibilities Possibility Potential Rise Understand Understanding Wallow

105. “Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”

Tags : Force Knowledge Nature Power Understanding Wisdom

106. “The universe contains many planets which make it what it is – a unified system. In addition, our bodies contain many organs, and each part is congruent to a planet in our solar system. The universe we see out our eyes is a mirror of what is within us. This is what God meant by making man in his image. We are all made as a reflection of God and that reflection of him is within us. Furthermore, not only are all religions connected to the same Truth, or Cosmic Heart, but this concept is also mirrored in the pantheons of ancient religions, where each of the many gods simply represented one set of characteristics of the ONE. And in all cases, these many gods symbolized the planets, therefore mimicking the different parts of the universe and the ONE God’s many mirrors (He Who is All). The structure behind all polytheistic religions of the past and present is one and the same. They are all built on the same foundation as Nature.”

Tags : Beliefs Body Cosmic Cosmic System Faith God Humanity Knowledge Mankind Mind Mirrors Past Planets Reflection Religion Religious Solar System Structure System Truth Understanding Universe Wisdom Within
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

107. “Love is a chemical reaction,But it cannot be fully understood or defined by science.And though a body cannot exist without a soul,It too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.Love is the most powerful form of energy,But science cannot decipher its elements.Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love,But even the most advanced physicianCannot prescribe it as medicine.INCOMPLETE SCIENCE by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Chemical Chemical Reactions Cures Doctor Doctors Elements Energy Healthcare Illness Incomplete Science Love Medical Medicine Nature Philosophy Philosophy Of Science Physician Physics Poem Poetry Science Spirit Suzy Kassem Treatement Understanding
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

108. “Love is a chemical reaction, but it cannot be fully understood or defined by science. And though a body cannot exist without a soul, it too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.Love is the most powerful form of energy, but science cannot decipher its elements. Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love, but even the most advanced physician cannot prescribe it as medicine.”

Tags : Body Chemical Reaction Cure Define Doctors Elementenergy Medicine Elements Energy Health Heart Hospitals Illness Incomplete Limit Limited Medical Medication Medicine Physician Prescription Remedy Science Sickness Soul Spirit Understanding Wound
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

109. “-We need more love, to supersede hatred, -We need more strength, to resist our weaknesses, -We need more inspiration, to lighten up our innermind. -We need more learning, to erase our ignorance, -We need more wisdom, to live longer and happier, -We need more truths, to suppress deceptions, -We need more health, to enjoy our wealth, -We need more peace, to stay in harmony with our brethren -We need more smiles, to brighten up our day, -We need more hero's, and not zero's, -We need more change of ourselves, to change the lives of others, -We need more understanding, to tackle our misunderstanding, -We need more sympathy, not apathy, -We need more forgiveness, not vengeance, -We need more humility to be lifted up, -We need more patience and not undue eagerness, -We need more focus, to avoid distraction, -We need more optimism, not pessimism -We need more justice, not injustice, -We need more facts, not fiction,-We need more education, to curb illiteracy, -We need more skills, not incompetence, -We need more challenges, to make attempts, -We need more talents, to create the extraordinary, -We need more helping hands, not stingy folks, -We need more efforts, not laziness, -We need more jokes, to forget our worries, -We need more spirituality, not mean religion, -We need more freedom, not enslavement, -We need more peacemakers, not revolutionaries...with these, we create an heaven on earth.”

Tags : Change Concept Conception Fair Play Focus Happiness Harmony Humility Kind Words Knowledge Lessons Love Loving Someone Oneness Patience Peacemaking Talent Waking Up Wisdom Wise Saying World Peace

110. “The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.”

Tags : Age Confidence Critic Insecurity Knowing Who You Are Maturity Mentality Perception Self Awareness Self Image Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

111. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.Stop the censorship and government bullying of Suzy Kassem.”

Tags : Barriers Books Divide Freedom Frredom Of Speech Government Control Honor Hypocrisy Immature Improve Integrity Intellectualism Liar Liberty Lie Peace President Profit Racism Secrecy Secret Secrets Segregation Truthfulness Walls Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

112. “She sang, as requested. There was much about love in the ballad: faithful love that refused to abandon its object; love that disaster could not shake; love that, in calamity, waxed fonder, in poverty clung closer. The words were set to a fine old air -- in themselves they were simple and sweet: perhaps, when read, they wanted force; when well sung, they wanted nothing. Shirley sang them well: she breathed into the feeling, softness, she poured round the passion, force: her voice was fine that evening; its expression dramatic: she impressed all, and charmed one.On leaving the instrument, she went to the fire, and sat down on a seat -- semi-stool, semi-cushion: the ladies were round her -- none of them spoke. The Misses Sympson and the Misses Nunnely looked upon her, as quiet poultry might look on an egret, an ibis, or any other strange fowl. What made her sing so? They never sang so. Was it proper to sing with such expression, with such originality -- so unlike a school girl? Decidedly not: it was strange, it was unusual. What was strange must be wrong; what was unusual must be improper. Shirley was judged.”

Tags : Devotion Empathy Expectations Faithfulness Feeling Fidelity Gender Gift Hypocrisy Jealousy Judgment Love Morality Music Musicality Passion Preconceptions Prejudice Propriety Rejection Singing Society Understanding Women
Source : Shirley

113. “I love him in ways that I can’t explain to other people. They don’t understand… it’s not their fault.”

Tags : Anxiety Art Born Ready Cape Cod Coming Of Age Depression Fate Friends Girls Healing Inspiration Jennifer Elisabeth Learning Love Lovers Ocean Pray Prayer Red Thread Red Thread Of Destiny Red Thread Of Fate Self Acceptance Soul Stars Teenagers Time Understanding Wish

114. “But what does it really mean to be strong? Every day it will take all your strength to be in the world, but not of it. You will have to turn the other cheek when other people hurt you. You will suffer through false gossip, games, temptation, spiteful people, lies, betrayal, deceit and even people who will crush your spirit, in order to win. However, you got to understand that isn't being strong. It is easy to repair your reputation, by standing on others. It is easy to blame everyone, except yourself. It is easy not to be humble or empathetic. It is easy to be silent, rather than speak the truth. It is so easy to care more about your own ego and what people think in this world than to be honest. Is that strong? No, it is being weak and only the weak see it as strength. TRUE strength will take every tear of faith you have to make it through this world, without hating, hurting or expecting an apology. This is what a daughter or son of God has to do, in order to truly live in peace. They understand that some things are more important than how this world perceives them. It is how they perceive themselves and align it with God's true definition of strength--- integrity, humility and grace under fire.”

Tags : Bravery Choose The Right Courage Doing Right Faith Forgiveness Humility Integrity Lessons Not Of The World Obstacles Overcoming Abuse Overcoming Grief Overcoming Trials True Strength Understanding

115. “Life is more fragile and precious than I can comprehend, but believe me, I'm trying.”

Tags : Believe Brain Consider Faith Fragile Hope Life Live Love Mind Ponder Precious Sentiment Think Thought Truth Understanding Young

116. “I will admit that we as young rebels always wanted fundamentalists to understand our take on their religion, but rarely, if ever, the other way around. The fundamentalists are the real artists. If you saw only a masterpiece of an original painting and someone threw a splash of red across it saying that their version is better, you would be offended too.”

Tags : Apologetics Art Artist Belief Conflict Conservative Creativity Defense Denominations Disagreement Doctrine Fundamentalist Immaturity Liberal Masterpiece New Offense Old Opinions Painting Rebel Rebellion Religion Spirituality Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

117. “A distaste for the new is not always fear of the unknown, but sometimes ambition. Some people don't like the new way simply because they never got a chance to master the old way.”

Tags : Ambition Artist Change Chronological Snobbery Commitment Conservative Consistency Dedication Development Fear Improvement Mastery New New Age Old Original Perception Perfection Perseverance Persistence Progression Taste Tradition Understanding Unknown Young
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

118. “To seek truth requires one to ask the right questions. Those void of truth never ask about anything because their ego and arrogance prevent them from doing so. Therefore, they will always remain ignorant. Those on the right path to Truth are extremely heart-driven and childlike in their quest, always asking questions, always wanting to understand and know everything — and are not afraid to admit they don't know something. However, every truth seeker does need to breakdown their ego first to see Truth. If the mind is in the way, the heart won't see anything.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Ask Questions Asking Questions Asking Questions Quotes Brain Child Ego Egoism Egotism Fake God Heart Ignorance Lies Media Mind News Path Quest Question Reason Road To Truth True Truth Truth Seeker Understand Understanding Untrue
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

119. “Don't question what you don't understand unless you're asking questions seeking to understand.”

Tags : Compassion Growth Process Questioning Seeking Understanding
Author : Rob Liano

120. “Dictionaries stop where the heart starts.”

Tags : Depth Feeling Understanding Words
Source : Delicacy

121. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

Tags : Bad People Brain Cognition Compassion Comprehension Development Empathy Good Good People Misunderstanding Misunderstood Perspective Psychology Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

122. “Learning isn't acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired.”

Tags : Development Humility Information Knowledge Learning Letting Go Pride Simplicity Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

123. “And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.”

Tags : Deception Fascination Love Men Monster Scorned Understanding Women
Source : The Woman of Rome

124. “And someday,when the partiesdon’t dazzle you anymore,and when the alcohol failsto amuse your senses,come to me.We’ll lie on the grass,stare at the stars,and talk about Life.Maybe I will become the Momentyou rediscover yourself again.”

Tags : Art Calm Connection Divine Trouble Existence Finding Yourself Happiness Literature Love Meraaqi Moment Poem Poems Poetic Poetry Prose Poetry Quotes Quotes About Life Understanding Words
Author : Meraaqi
Source : Divine Trouble

125. “When it comes to the crusty behavior of some people, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may be drowning right before your eyes, but you can't see it. And you'd never ask someone to drown with a smile on his face.”

Tags : Benefit Of The Doubt Criticism Drowning Forbearing Forgiving Gentle Patience Richelle Richelle Goodrich Understanding
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

126. “Wisdom is the remnant of being aware (being conscious)”

Tags : Art Belief Care Christ Christianity Consciousness Creation Myth Death Denial Kindness Life Love Monday Music Mythology Persuasion Prayer Raised Skepticism Supernatural Superstition Taught The Flood Truth

127. “The advantage of the wise over the ignorant is in the understanding of the unknown.”

Tags : Advantage Ignorant Understanding Unknown What We Know Who We Are Wise
Author : Joseph Rain

128. “Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.”

Tags : Belief Childlikeness Children Confidence Deceit Discernment Fear Fearlessness Heart Judgment Lies Positive Psychology Pure Heart Reliability Selflessness Skeptic Suspicion Trustful Trustworthiness Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

129. “The little I have, I share with you; the little you have, you also share with me. Together we all have a full share of everything. Share with me your Love as I share with you my Peace; together we have full share of Unity!”

Tags : Cake Conflict Conflicts Freely Giving Full Generous Generousity Gift I Love Peace I Love You Lavish Let Love Lead Love Me Lovers Loving No Conflicts Peaceful Peacful Country Small Size Tiny Understanding War

130. “My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”

Tags : Acting Action Believing Choices Decisions Delusion Faith Inspirational Writers Intentions Letting Go Moving Forward Ocd The Past Understanding Wisdom

131. “When you’re a kid, you don’t think about big stuff that could change your life. You think about small things that might terrify you –like a bad report card or missing a goal in front of all your friends or your friends no longer wanting to play with you. Because that's the biggest stuff you know. The biggest disappointments are all tied to this small little universe of yours, because bigger things cannot fit into a small universe. If you wanted bigger things in there you needed to have more room –or make more room. Perhaps you thought about your parents or your pets dying, which was rare. But all you knew was you would be terribly sad and lonely. And on those occasions when people or pets actually died, someone usually came along and distracted you from feeling too much of your actual feelings. Grownups did that –they never left you alone to feel alone or think alone too much. They tended to think you are too small to know how to think and feel in big heaps, so they took parts of your heap onto themselves. To help – but in the long run –it doesn’t help at all. Because if you do not see, or feel or think, or taste the bitter things in life, you don’t know they exist. You have not seen enough of the world to know how terrible it could be. And unfortunately for Sam, this inability to process change persisted into adulthood.”

Tags : Abuse Acceptance Change Child Psychology Childhood Disappointment Growing Up Growth Lack Life Life Lessons Parenting Parenting Children Psychology Trauma Understanding
Source : Consequence

132. “There is no perfection, only beautiful versions of brokenness.”

Tags : Beautiful Broken Brokeness Change Connection Growing Learning Living Love Loving Perfection Perfectionism Seeing People Souls Transformation Understanding

133. “Many people can easily make out if a person is working or just enjoying by misusing his powerful position and s/he does not need to give any explanation or clarification for his action.”

Tags : Authority Enjoying Famous Inspirational Inspiring Leader Luxury Majority Materialism Materialist Motivational Powerful Pretender Self Indulgent Self Praise Self Seeker Selfish Understanding
Author : Anuj Somany

134. “We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings. Never underestimate the power of a single word, and never recklessly throw around words. One wrong word, or misinterpreted word, can change the meaning of an entire sentence and start a war. And one right word, or one kind word, can grant you the heavens and open doors.”

Tags : Communication Convey Dialogue Doors Exchange Interpret Interpretation Language Misinterpretated Misunderstanding Peace Power Reading Right Word Sentence Talking Underestimate Understanding Wars Words Writing
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

135. “Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”

Tags : Adoration Astonishment Authority Causation Foolish Fools Gods Heresy Heretical Interpret Knowledge Miracles Mob Philosopher Preservation Stare Thinking Truth Understanding Wonder
Source : Ethics

136. “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.”

Tags : Empiricism Knowledge Rationalism Reason Senses Understanding
Author : Immanuel Kant
Source : Critique of Pure Reason

137. “Give second chances, third chances, but not a fourth, a fifth, a sixth and so on. Appreciate yourself and understand your worth – know it takes time for people to change, to become better. But know what you can take and what you deserve.”

Tags : Becoming Chances Giving Chances Knowing Love Quote Relationship Self Worth Taking Chances Understanding Worth

138. “The Universe, as we know, is basically an expression of our limited comprehension.”

Tags : Comprehension Expression Know Limit Understanding Universe Who We Are World
Author : Joseph Rain

139. “After nearly a year of mourning, I feel like the Victorians when Edison came along- all those years in the darkness, and then electric light. I've got the earth between my toes.”

Tags : Light Mourning Overcoming Understanding
Source : The Square Root of Summer

140. “Many or few alternatives can be at hand. A wise and skilful choice acts from a sincere effort. Solutions and results come from cooperation, hard work and efficiency. With high intention matched with a flexible, patient heart and proficient action gets best quality and value. As for the restless grumbles raving from unconsciousness of complexity of matters, best be brushed off ducking out wisely from discourtesies.”

Tags : Adaptability Discontentment Efficiency Flexibility Offenses Professionalism Skills Understanding

141. “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”

Tags : Ads Advertising Capitalism Commerce Morality Right And Wrong Understanding
Author : Confucius

142. “Civility awareness and a common foundation of considerate conduct are crutial to our future,”

Tags : Balance Cindy Ann Peterson Civility Class Considerate Considerate Conduct Consideration Ettiquete Expert Foundation Growth Hopeful And Encouraging Keynote Speaker Respectful Respecting Yourself Self Esteem Self Improvement Social Capital Style Thoughtful Ideas Winning Winning People Over
Source : The Power of Civility: Top Experts Reveal the Secrets to Social Capital

143. “A great attitude toward your approach to an interview—demonstrated by your good posture—is everything.”

Tags : Author Cindy Ann Peterson Body Language Breathe Confidence Education Focus Gravity Health Benefits Inspirational Quotes Interesting Key To Success Life Life Lessons Lifestyle Motivational New Job Organized Positive Thoughts Self Esteem Self Help Self Love Shallow Breathing Slumping Success Thoughts Wisdom Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

144. “Think of good posture as your body’s projection of a positive message to those you meet.”

Tags : Businesslike Certified Education Encouragement Expert Fashion Good Health Health Health Benefits Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Interesting Key To Success Leadership Life Life Lessons Lifestyle Mind Body Spirit Motivational Organized Perspective Positive Thoughts Power Of Words Self Love Status Success Thinking Quotes Thought Provoking Understanding Voice Writers
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

145. “It does not take the striking pose of a high-fashion model or the strict stance of someone in uniform to earn respect and admiration.”

Tags : Action Attitude Cindy Ann Peterson Cindy Peterson Conversation Education Good Reads Health Benefits Healthy Living Hope Image Mind Body Spirit Motivational My Style My Way Posture Is Paramount Status Success Quotes Today Writer Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

146. “Good posture can be beneficial to your health.”

Tags : Action Balance Business Skills Businesslike Cindy Peterson Confidence Fashion Future Good Health Good Posture Health Image Inspiration Positivity Self Love Self Motivation Wisdom
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

147. “Stress can also lead to poor posture because it causes you to breathe more shallowly, which leads to slumping.”

Tags : Attitude Balance Beauty Confidence Encouragement Expert Guidance Good Health Good Reads Health Benefits Intelligence Key To Success Keynote Life Lessons Positive Thoughts Posture Expert Posture Is Paramount Quotes Respect Self Help Self Motivation Society Status Stress Success Understanding Voice Writer Writers
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

148. “Working conditions at the computer and long seated sessions can lead to weakness and pronounced posture problems.”

Tags : Action Body Language Breathe Business Skills Civilized Encouragement Fashion Future Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Intelligence Keynote Speaker Poor Posture Positive Thoughts Positivity Posture Posture Expert Self Motivation Status Stress Success Quotes Thinking Thinking Quotes Thoughts Today Wisdom Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

149. “Healthy posture is based on natural positions that balance and support your skeletal system’s curves and weight-bearing abilities against the force of gravity.”

Tags : Books Breathe Businesslike Cindy Ann Peterson Education Encouragement Expert Expert Guidance Good Reads Grace Poise Poor Posture Posture Expert Posture Is Paramount Quotes Self Motivation Status Style Thinking Quotes Thoughts Wisdom Writers
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

150. “Posture Power, when interviewing for a job remember. Poor posture shows uncertainty and a lack of confidence and ability. Good posture conveys confidence and an air of capability.”

Tags : Author Cindy Ann Peterson Balance Beauty Body Language Book Civilized Education Good Posture Health Healthy Living Healthy Posture Human Image Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Lifestyle Personal Growth Personal Style Perspective Positive Thinking Positivity Posture Power Reliable Self Help Status Thinking Wisdom Writers Yourself
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

151. “Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension.”

Tags : Action Balance Business Skills Civilized Education Fashion Focus Future Goals Health Inspiration Inspiring Intelligence Interesting Lifestyle Mind Body Spirit Motivational Organized Posture Is Paramount Quotes Self Esteem Self Help Self Love Strength Success Success Quotes Voice Writers Youthful
Source : My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

152. “In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.”

Tags : Emotions Feelings Life Understanding
Author : Mitch Albom
Source : The Five People You Meet in Heaven

153. “The pain in a person’s life is bound to rise on becoming increasingly wise as nice; for then s/he could easily recognize the truth and lies of the people, hanging around her/him, better than others.”

Tags : Behaviour Feelings Fools Hanging Around Inspire Life Philosophy Pain Pain And Pleasure Psychology Publicity Realise Sage Sage Person Sage Thinking Sane Sensible Solitude Spirituality True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

154. “It is worth to not waste time in chasing a prospect who makes the vendor wait for a long time in the first meeting, as perhaps he could never be converted into a loyal client/good customer.”

Tags : Business Character Characteristics Of Leadership Client Company Customer Customers Quote Factual Ground Situation Inspirational Inspiring Quotes Intelligent Life Lessons Motivational Procurement Professional Relationship Reality Check Truth Vendor
Author : Anuj Somany

155. “Follow the path that leads to understanding. Only then, will you illuminate the way for others. Once you open your mind and gain knowledge, truth, you'll leave the darkness and enter into the light of wisdom.”

Tags : Belief Believe Darkness Desire Faith Focus Gift Hope Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Joy Knowledge Light Loving Path Quotes Talent Talk Treasure Truth Understanding Wisdom Wise
Source : Sweet Destiny

156. “To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”

Tags : Calm Intellectualism Reactions Seeing Understanding
Source : Twilight of the Idols

157. “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”

Tags : Listening Understanding

158. “Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous.”

Tags : Difficulties Love Marvelous Passion People Serious True Love Unconditional Unconditional Love Understanding Undeserving
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

159. “Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I'd like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you.”

Tags : Acceptance Compassion Unconditional Love Understanding
Author : Mary Haskell

160. “Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists.”

Tags : Endure Faithfulness Happiness Invincible Invincible Will Love Manifest Motivational Perseverance Problem Rejoice Shame Strength Strong Willed Suffering Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

161. “Only the one who has the understanding of time will be ready to give an account to the Lord for what He did on this earth.”

Tags : Account Earth Ready Understanding

162. “God is up to something, but you will never know unless you figure out the difference between who is the messenger carrying your future and who is the person holding you back.”

Tags : Awareness Beginnings Decisions Discernment Dying Fear Feelings Freedom Future God S Plan Growth Holy Ghost Living Obsession Perspective Searching Stayingpositiveu Com Stories Thoughts Trust Unknown Vision Whispers

163. “Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.”

Tags : Awareness Beauty Beauty In Life Beauty In Nature Compassion Compassion Quotes Compassion Wisdom Inner Beauty Kindness Meditation Self Awareness Understanding Understanding Life Wisdom Yoga
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

164. “Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.”

Tags : Awareness Beauty Beauty In Life Beauty In Nature Boundaries Compassion Compassion Quotes Compassion Wisdom Inner Beauty Kindness Meditation Self Awareness Territories Understanding Understanding Life Wisdom Yoga
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

165. “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.”

Tags : Empathy Religion Understanding

166. “...treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can'tuntil you do understand.”

Tags : Empathy Kindness Understanding
Author : Kim Harrison

167. “None of us can choose where we shall love...”

Tags : Empathy Love Opera Passion Phantom Sympathy Understanding
Author : Susan Kay
Source : Phantom

168. “Sharing your kindness sparks understanding all around. Then like fireflies in the night, twinkling love surrounds you.”

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169. “The only thing almost all people don’t understand is something whose monetary benefits they don’t find it coming in their pockets or hand.”

Tags : Character Crafty Foolishness Inspirational Inspiring Materialist Monetary Benefits Money Motivational Richness Selfish Selfishness Shrewd Understanding Wealth Wisdom Quotes
Author : Anuj Somany

170. “Today I speak the truth as I know it to be, tomorrow I may know better.”

Tags : Discovery Humility Learning Lessons Learning The Truth Truth Understanding
Author : T Jay Taylor

171. “The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”

Tags : Eyes God Knowledge Love Medieval Mysticism Religious Experience Seeing Understanding Vision
Source : Sermons of Meister Eckhart

172. “Armed neutrality makes it much easier to detect hypocrisy.”

Tags : Arms Bias Detection Fairness Hypocrisy Independent Intelligence Neutrality Perception Sight Understanding Vision
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

173. “Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you.”

Tags : Acceptance Memories Past Perspective Self Preservation Struggles Understanding
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

174. “She seems to always get itTo have become adept at empathyAlways giving excuses for people who’ve aggrieved herTo the point it’s hard for her to hit back when necessary All because she assumes she ‘understands’Then, one day . . .She finally stands up for herselfAt that moment, she revels in the natural instinct of self-preservationShe realises all this while the power she’s been withholdingIn a transcendent moment of epiphanyIt’s all beautiful ‘causeNow, she can get back to empathy with understanding, rather, than without.”

Tags : Aggrieve Empathy Epiphany Evolution Evolution Process Evolutionary Psychology Excuses Natural Instincts Self Awareness Self Preservation Standing Up Standing Up For Oneself Understanding Understanding Oneself Understanding Others Withholding
Author : Ufuoma Apoki

175. “I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.”

Tags : Curiosity Greed Insight Understanding
Source : The Complete Essays

176. “And you finally get there, you reach a point where you refuse to feel anymore pain and the desire to chase happiness out weighs any choice that gives you reason to question where you're headed.”

Tags : Awakening Be Yourself Courage Follow Your Truth Guidance Journey Know Yourself Life Life Lessons Life Quotes Pathway Quotes Truth Understanding Wild And Free
Author : Nikki Rowe

177. “If your outer world is shaky, go within.”

Tags : Authentic Becoming Quotes Growth Inner Being Know Yourself Life Quotes Meditation Philosophy Self Discovery Truth Understanding
Author : Nikki Rowe

178. “I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.”

Tags : Communication Deconstruction Influence Understanding Writing
Source : Jacques Derrida

179. “To ask the 'right' question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.”

Tags : Answers Doubts Knowledge Problem Questions Understanding
Source : The Flight of the Eagle

180. “Whence then come my errors? They come from the sole fact that since the will is much wider in its range and compass than the understanding, I do not restrain it within the same bounds, but extend it also to things which I do not understand: and as the will is of itself indifferent to these, it easily falls into error and sin, and chooses the evil for the good, or the false for the true.”

Tags : Error Limitations Sin Understanding Will
Source : Meditations on First Philosophy

181. “I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.”

Tags : Complexity Gary Observation Philosopher Quotes Simplicity Understanding
Source : In the Company of Ogres

182. “I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.”

Tags : Acceptance Antagonist Anti Hero Antihero Art Artist Bad Bad Guy Discernment Judgment Misunderstood Painting Perception Perspective Understanding Villain
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

183. “Love begets wisdom, thus it is, as often misconceived, more than vain layers of tenderness; it is inherently rational and comprehensive of the problem within the problem: for instance, envy is one of the most excused sins in the media of political correctness. Those you find most attractive, or seem to have it all, are often some of the most insecure at heart, and that is because people assume that they do not need anything but defamation.”

Tags : Appearance Attractiveness Compassion Comprehensive Defamation Discernment Envy Insecure Love Media Political Correctness Problem Solving Problems Rational Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

184. “The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know - for comedians are the caricatures among us.”

Tags : Art Artist Caricature Character Comedian Comedy Difficulty Discernment Drawing Friends Friendship Funny Funny People Humor Laughter Mask Painting Personality Satire Sketch Trait Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

185. “What is in your mind position or disposition your mind, body and spirit in the best or worst way. What you are yet to accept into your mind exposes your mind to and keep your mind on what you are yet to accept and what has not yet come into your mind least controls your mind, body and spirit. Mind your mind!”

Tags : Be Mindful Of Your Mind Behave Well Fear Fearing The Unknown Feed Your Mind Well Guard Your Thought Mind Power Negative Thought Think Great Think Positively Think Well Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others What Is Yet To Happen What Matters In Life

186. “Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”

Tags : Destiny Direction Direction Of Your Destiny Empathy Faith Faith Quotes Fate Inspirational Quotes Journey Quotes Life Life Quotes Manifest Memories Memory Motivation Purpose Purpose Quotes Suzy Kassem Truth Truth Of Life Understanding Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

187. “Universe converses with every person's nature in its own language round the clock. The challenge is only to understand it correctly.”

Tags : Caring Character Feature Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Quotes Inspiring Words Inspiring Writers Intellectual Invisible God Knowing Life And Living Loving Mother Nature Motivational Nature Power Within Us Quote Sharing Thoughtful Thoughts Universe Wise
Author : Anuj Somany

188. “We can only live life when we understand life.”

Tags : Appreciating Life Appreciation Quotes Full Life Inspiring Quotes On Life Inspiring Writers Life Life And Death Life Experience Life Lessons Life Philosophy Live And Learn Live And Let Live Live And Lovely Live Quotes Living In The Moment Living Life Living Well Mind Body Spirit Mindfulness Mindset Motivational Quotes Spiritual Quotes Understanding Wisdom Quotes Wise Quotes
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

189. “Better to withdraw own words or oneself from the discussion that leads to no solution than to drag oneself into an argument with the stupid people.”

Tags : Argumentative People Arguments Brainless Character Characteristics Duffers Hypocrites Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Thoughts Intellectual Intelligent Leader Leadership Materialist Notable People Pretender Sage Sayings Self Centered Selfish Stupids True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Understanding Wisdom Wise Sayings
Author : Anuj Somany

190. “First they don’t understand what they ought to understand; then they make others understand what they themselves don’t understand; such is the level of understanding of too many people.”

Tags : Bonding Crafty Dependability Duffers Empathy Hypocrisy Hypocrite Insane Insight Inspirational Inspiring Authors Inspiring Words Knowledge Materialist Motivational Ordinary Practicality Reality Selfish Sensibility Sensitivity True Motivational Speaker Understand Understanding Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

191. “Vomit and shit, even your own, stink.”

Tags : Best Quotes Best Quotes Ever Funny Lines Funny Quotes Goodbye Girl Intelligent Humor Philosophy Of Life Sheeja Jose Understanding
Author : Sheeja Jose
Source : Goodbye Girl

192. “A mindset that understands order, is a mindset that can understand leadership.”

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Author : Wayne Chirisa

193. “To truly motivate others 1) discover what their motives, desires & drivers are 2) genuinely connect with and support them from the heart.”

Tags : Authenticity Beliefs Coaching Drivers Empowerment Genuine Heart How To Motivate People Leadership Quotes Mentoring Motivational Motivational Quotes Professional Development Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Self Discovery Support Supporting Others Teaching Understanding Values Wisdom

194. “Instead of avoiding criticisms, make criticisms workfor you.”

Tags : Character Circumstances Confused Denial Forgiveness Frustration Jealousy Judgement Life Lessons Loving One Another Mental Disorders Mental Illness Mistakes Misunderstandings Misunderstood Pain Reasons Redemption Rejected Respect Self Worth Shock Situations Weakness Words Wrong Choices
Source : Psychology of Friendship for Leadership

195. “Let's rainbow this moment; it's not like we have forever.”

Tags : Anger Betrayed Character Confused Denial Frustration Hurt Illness Jealousy Lied To Life Life Lessons Living Love Loving One Another Miscommunication Mistakes Misunderstood Mixed Signals Moments Now Personality Poor Character Rejected Second Chances Self Worth

196. “Possession without understanding leads to loss”

Tags : Leads Loss Possession Understanding

197. “Despite the fact that I have no regrets about how things turned out in my life, I still can't help wanting to understand my intense relationship with Leo, as well as that turbulent time between adolescence and adulthood when everything feels raw and invigorating and scary-and why those feelings are all coming back to me now.”

Tags : Adolescence Endings Goodbyes Growing Up Relationships Understanding
Author : Emily Giffin
Source : Love the One You're With

198. “Enlightenment is man's release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man's inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! 'Have courage to use your own reason!'- that is the motto of enlightenment.”

Tags : Courage Direction Enlightenment Philosophy Reason Slave Truth Tutelage Understanding
Author : Immanuel Kant
Source : An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

199. “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”

Tags : Best Build Find Forgiveness Forgiving Heart Love Nurture People Understand Understanding

200. “Iubirea adevărată e o experienţă a bucuriei împărtăşite şi ea iradiază, ca atare, în întregul spaţiu din jurul său. Evident, nu cred în utopia unei exaltări de fiecare clipă, sau în convieţuirea paradiziacă, în care totul e roz, adorabil, ireproşabil. Vreau doar să spun că dacă o întîlnire de dragoste devine prea complicată, dacă emoţia, farmecul şi plăcerea se umplu, dintr-un motiv sau altul, de cearcăne, ceva în măruntaiele acestei întîlniri e pe cale de a se deteriora. De asemenea, dacă frumuseţea întîlnirii se cuplează cu nefericirea masivă a altora. O mare iubire care sfîrşeşte prin a ruina cariere, caractere, vieţi e o iubire mai curînd strîmbă şi are puţine şanse de happy end. Sintagme de tipul „sînt îndrăgostit fără speranţă“, „sînt îndrăgostit şi mă simt vinovat“, „sînt îndrăgostit şi nu mai sînt bun de nimic“ n-au ce căuta în vocabularul iubirii. Iubirea adevărată e creatoare, mobilizatoare, restauratoare. E tonică, simplă, vitală. Amărăciunile, neîncrederea, infernul geloziei, suspiciunile mărunte, spaima de viitor şi tot alaiul de indispoziţii cotidiene care confiscă uneori viaţa cuplului sînt preliminarii şi semne ale ratării. Iubirea fericită este, dimpotrivă, un corelativ a reuşitei umane, o binecuvîntare care îmbogăţeşte şi înfrumuseţează inventarul destinului pămîntesc. Fericirea se multiplică, atunci cînd e atentă la fericirea partenerului, iar fericirea cuplului aşază asupra întregii comunităţi un cer mai curat şi mai hrănitor.Ştiu foarte bine că descrierea de mai sus nu se potriveşte tuturor iubirilor, că iubirile fericite nu se întîlnesc pe toate drumurile (deşi sînt sigur că ele sînt mai numeroase decît ne închipuim). Dar iubirile nefericite ar trebui şterse din registrul iubirii: admit că ele sînt curente, aproape inevitabile şi că îşi au nimbul lor de tragism şi de respectabilitate. Nu sînt însă iubiri adevărate: sînt doar teribile probe existenţiale, provocări tainice ale sorţii, materie primă pentru o eventuală soluţie de înţelepciune.Iubirea adevărată e fericire pe termen lung, sau nu e deloc.”

Tags : Happiness Life Light Sirius Sunshine True Love Understanding
Author : Andrei Pleșu
Source : Despre frumusețea uitată a vieții