understanding

A Quote by Henry Chang on tao, understanding, and imagination

If you cannot observe it, then you must meditate, contemplate and imagine it. It is wondrous that if you contemplate long enough, then eventually you will see it. When you are able to see something that cannot really be seen - that is wondrous.

Henry Chang

Source: Dragonfly Magazine - Vol. 4

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, wisdom, understanding, and clarity

True depth of understanding is wide and steady,
Shallow understanding is lazy and wandering,
Words of wisdom are precise and clear

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 9

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by William Faulkner on value, measure, understanding, and perserverance

It wasn't until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn't understand my books, but they could understand $30,000.

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Vanna Bonta on understanding and hospitality

There is no hospitality like understanding.

Vanna Bonta

Source: Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel, Pages: 150

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, wisdom, understanding, insight, and thinking

People who turn to philosophy expecting to harvest a crop of formulas of wisdom or understanding do not understand--philosophy has such things, but they are merely incidental, not the essence of the matter.  Philosophy is about subtilizing and tuning up the coherence and acuity of one's seeing, it is about opening new dimensions for insight, learning to think about what one is doing when one thinks instead of just blundering through the processes of putting thoughts together.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Peter Cajander on knowledge, understanding, thinking, wisdom, and skill

Complexity is easy, simplicity requires mastery.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, doubt, self-criticism, skepticism, ego, imagination, understanding, self-mastery, and thinking

All that the posture of skepticism accomplishes is to freeze the ego in an ignorantist poverty that never stretches or diversifies its resources of imagination or understanding.  Any uncultured cretin can close his eyes and try to reduce the issues down to linear simplisms and say, "I am doubting, I am proving my magisterial or sovereign control over my own mind."  Doubt is a useful and significant test of one's critical powers, but by itself it bears little if any significant cultural charge of enlightenment or satori; indeed it is the very opposite kind of thing.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Vanna Bonta on peace and understanding

Understanding precedes peace.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, criticism, thinking, judgment, achievement, understanding, and identity

Those who have chosen the path of least resistance in life, who cannot bear to bring themselves to make a stern value-judgment in criticism of their own most intimate feelings, achieve what they deserve:  not self-understanding but radical self-superficialization, not a discovered but a self-ascribed identity that explains nothing, reveals nothing, means nothing, and ultimately accomplishes nothing culturally or intellectually. 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, thinking, clarity, and understanding

Sadly the very thing that strikes us as obvious always defeats our thinking about it in more penetrating ways:  just as the Romans said that "the good is the enemy of the better," so too "the self-evident is the enemy of the very process of clarification or understanding," not to mention the enemy of the "transcendent or ultimate." 

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

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