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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Do you really understand?

"Thinking you know when in fact you don't is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone" - Bertrand Russell

“It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.” - Anatole France

“Everyone hears only what he understands.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.” - Beca Lewis

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us live in complete harmony without any misunderstanding.

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4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great post Sam!

I love the quote... we hear what we understand! So, so true!

thanks for this,

Jen

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer!
Thank you for being so understanding and supportive to all my postings!

I always value your meaningful participation.

My Warmest Wishes

surjit said...

Yes,this should be the basic principle of life:
“Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.” - Beca Lewis
Another good post.
Blessings.

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Surjit, for sharing your valuable thoughts.

Indeed, we should make "Yearn to understand first..." the basic principle of life.

My best wishes.