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Motivational Understood Quotes

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Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

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Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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.
- Marie Curie


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


 

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Having seen the devastation of war first hand,
Eisenhower came both to despise war
and to see that "war settles nothing."
On the other hand, Ike was certainly no peacenik.
He understood that, in an emergency,
action must be met with reaction.
When truly necessary, violence met with violence -
but never hate responded to with hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Ought-To Need-To Tango:
I am racked with the guilt and the pain of I should,
and I ought, and I can't, but I must.
I can't rest; I can't sleep; I'm just not understood,
and I hate that the world is unjust.
I have work; I have woes; I have troubles for life;
but I don't have a ME that I trust.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every religion is true one way or another.
It is true when understood metaphorically.
But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors,
interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
- Joseph Campbell

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement.
Properly understood and applied,
it is the most potent instrument of action.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life's real lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your time is limited,
so don't waste it living someone else's life.
- Steve Jobs

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

To dream of the person you would like to be
is to waste the person you are.
- Anonymous

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Joy increases and suffering decreases
as one masters the distinction between events
and one's feelings about those events.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Without change, there is no life.
Why then do we so fight against change?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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