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It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, aquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and selfinterest are the traits of sucess. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Error always addresses the passions and prejudices; truth scorns such mean intrigue, and only addresses the understanding and the conscience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or loves it without understanding it. But blessed is that kiss whereby not only is God recognized but also the Father is loved; for there is never full knowledge without perfect love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The history of the building of the American nation may justly be described as a laboratory experiment in understanding and in solving the problems that will confront the world tomorrow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationships.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact that you are willing to say, I do not understand, and it is fine, is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The German intellect wants the French sprightliness, the fine practical understanding of the English, and the American adventure; but it has a certain probity, which never rests in a superficial performance, but asks steadily, To what end? A German public asks for a controlling sincerity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in dry-dock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Astronomy is perhaps the science whose discoveries owe least to chance, in which human understanding appears in its whole magnitude, and through which man can best learn how small he is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world -- introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably -- that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Learning why one great book is just like every other great book is the key to understanding literatureMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And, most important, we have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the most important phases of maturing is that of growth from self-centering to an understanding relationship to others. A person is not mature until he has both an ability and a willingness to see himself as one among others and to do unto those others as he would have them do to him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a progression of understanding vis--vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words... hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friend know.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The key to understanding others is to first understand yourselfMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Wise men are instructed in reason men of less understanding by experience; The most unknowing learn by necessity. Wise men do in the beginning what fools in the end.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Understanding the limitations of human beings as well as understanding your own is the beginning of true wisdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Klump: And, if my current state of much-justified petulance permits me to press the point, you are likeways demonstratably bereft of a working understanding of the perimeters of our beforementioned mission at hand.
Klump: Relevant to said mission is the following query I now put forth to you. Said query concerning matters strictly spatial in nature... Wherein this most streamlined and trunkless of transports, boner-inspiring though it may be, wherein are we to reposit our recently deceased cargo?More [08/30/2005 12:08:00]
Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hand and the mind.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]

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