14 Inspirational Quotes on Understanding

by Henrik Edberg

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?

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

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Karl Staib August 2, 2007 at 3:44 am

I always enjoy your inspirational quotes. Thanks for compiling these and I look forward to many more.

Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker August 4, 2007 at 11:41 pm

Great quotes. Thanks for sharing them.

Henrik Edberg August 8, 2007 at 11:12 am

Thanks. I´m glad you liked the quotes.

mamta sharma January 25, 2008 at 8:21 am

Inspiring quotations makes one think about the realities of life in simple words.They give positive energy and provide solution to our problems

mamta sharma January 25, 2008 at 8:24 am

Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom with us.Its an attempt that I appericiate

Inspiration for Change May 18, 2008 at 7:23 am

Inspirational words of wisdom.


Natalie August 20, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Hi Henrik,

I found your webpage by luck, in the right time of my life, when I really needed to those positive & wisdoms. I just wanted to share this with you and thank you; because you really samved my life
Thank you

Shashwat November 4, 2009 at 12:05 pm

After reading these quotes,when I look at the Sun I don’t hate it because of the heat but admire it for it’s beauty…………..

Ramya February 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm


The quotes u have compiled, gave a new angle of thought.
Liked the quote about delaying the work :)

Good Work
Keep Going


nidhi May 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

it’s grt 2 read these amazing , simple but true thots….keep up the good work…knowledge is 2 b shared like u doing…m a negative person n so its helpful for me..


Nagaraj.K June 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

Dear Henrik Edberg,

I have gone through your articles they are really inspiring and also they do work. They surely change lives, if everyone do them with out failing and with consistancy.

I have tried few and i getting results.

You are Really great….

please keep posting….


KALIF AKBAR August 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm

i like want dr.jung said ,and i believe that with all my mind

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