Wednesday, June 30, 2010

14 Inspirational Quotes on Understanding

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

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

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
- Aaron Burr

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
- Galileo Galilei

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
- Guy Finley

Everyone hears only what he understands.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
- Kahlil Gibran

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.
- Richard Bach

You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?
- Confucius

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
- H.H Williams

If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.
- Lyndon Johnson

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say.
- Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

'Turn over a new leaf' -

to make a radical change for the better in one's way of living or doing.

Monday, June 28, 2010

William A. Ward - if you can

'If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.'

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hellen Keller - the best and most beautiful

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Buddha - no one saves

'No one saves us but ourselves, no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.'

Monday, June 21, 2010

Glenn Clark - if you wish to travel

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bernadette Devlin - to gain that

“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Marcus Aurelius - it especially

It especially makes no sense to care what someone thinks of us when that person doesn't even like themselves…then, why do we care what they think of us

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

rawmonk - I am an open book

I am an open book, transparent, detached, full of stories, intimate, kind, uplifting in the words to myself and those keen to share, I am aware that my ego is not me, by knowing I have an ego I know that I am more…much more than just this flesh and bone…& if this is true - for it is…then, we are part of a greater purpose than 9-5, mortgages, vitamin tablets & pollution…

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kahlil Gibran - truth is a

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friedrich Nietzsche - we often refuse

'We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the way in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.'

Friday, June 11, 2010

Malcolm X - don't be in a hurry to

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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

David Edwards - hate can only exist

“Hate can only exist in the absence of understanding; where understanding is present, hate cannot exist. … Very often hate is the result of a determination not to understand, and this is why hate is so dangerous: it actually resists understanding.”

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Q: What makes a person good or bad?

A: (heartmindspirit) What’s good or bad, or moral or immoral, is highly subjective, this means the actually definition varies from person to person, perception to perception. To me, there is only true or false. Is the person honoring truth in their lives? Are they deceiving for personal advantage? People live lies, and those around them also suffer for it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Voltaire - animals have these

“Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.”

Monday, June 7, 2010

Elbert Hubbard - the greatest mistake...

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gerry Spence - I would rather...

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

T.S. Elliot - only thoes

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Corita Kent- life is

Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Henry Adams- chaos...

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.