Quotes: understanding

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  • Bruce Catton
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    Abraham Lincoln was not all brooding and melancholy and patient understanding. There was a hard core in him, and plenty of toughness. He could recognize a revolutionary situation when he saw one, and he could act fast and ruthlessly to meet it.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
  • Carl Jung
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    An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.



  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.
  • Vernon Howard
    Vernon Howard
    Swiss actor 1914-1996
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    A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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    A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    A friend is somebody who loves us with understanding, as well as emotion.
  • Robert Hall
    Robert Hall
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    A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
  • Bill Kurtis
    Bill Kurtis
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    A journalist enjoys a privileged position. In exchange for not being able to participate in the rough-and-tumble issues of a community, we are given license to observe it all, based on the understanding that we'll tell everyone what happens fairly and squarely. That's harder than it sounds.
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