Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
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.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
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.
You do not understand even life. How can you understand death?
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better.
A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
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.
Compiled by HENRIK EDBERG