A Quote by Saint Job the Righteous on humanity, suffering, evil, righteousness, courage, acceptance, and understanding

Just as sparks rise from the fire.  So is man born into troubles.

Saint Job the Righteous

Source: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/statutes

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A Quote by Richard Byrd on simplicity, confusion, knowledge, understanding, peacefulness, peace, inner peace, and letting go

Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need... I live more simply now, and with more peace.

Richard Byrd

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A Quote by Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël on understanding and forgiveness

To understand all is to forgive all.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766 - 1817)

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on love, compassion, and understanding

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other.  We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering.  Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering.  We must become one with the subject of our observation.  When we are in contact with another's suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on love, life, self, awakening, understanding, and empowerment

Wanting others to love you, you give away your heart. Wanting others to see you, you give away your eyes.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 33

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on awakening, understanding, life, enlightenment, and self-knoweldge

If you fully awaken, you will not know yourself. Understand this, and you will understand all.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 108

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taoism, perspective, appreciation, gratitude, tao, and understanding

Through working in harmony with life's circumstances, Taoist understanding changes what others may percieve as negative into something positive.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by John Muir on civilization, understanding, wilderness, nature, earth, and environment

No dogma taught by the present civilization seems to form so insuperable an obstacle in a way of a right understanding of the relations which culture sustains as to wilderness, as that which declares that the world was made especially for the uses of men. Every animal, plant, and crystal controverts it in the plainest terms. Yet it is taught from century to century as something ever new and precious, and in the resulting darkness the enormous conceit is allowed to go unchallenged.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach on understanding, mystery, explanation, and spirituality

They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 - 1916)

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A Quote by Mark Epstein on reality, self, unknown, mystery, and understanding

We are looking for a way to feel more real, but we do not realize that to feel more real we have to push ourselves further into the unknown.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

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