People are complicated! And truthfully, not all of us are great at building bonds with others. But, fear not! We’ve scoured the internet and pulled together a few fantastic resources to help!
So, without further ado, here are ten of our best quotes to help you understand people and navigate relationships like a pro!
Quote 1: It’s not our job to fix people. It’s our job to love them even while they are broken. – Dave Willis
Quote 2: Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with. In our self-righteousness, we can easily become the very things we dislike in others. – Unknown
Quote 3: “I’m listening” solves more problems than “Here’s how to fix it” ever will. – Unknown
Quote 4: Compliment people. Sometimes you will say something small and simple, but it will fit right into an empty space in someone’s heart. – Unknown
Quote 5: Never forget, the relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for the relationships you have with others. If you want to have better relationships with those around you, work on yourself first. – Unknown
Quote 6: Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. – Carl Jung
Quote 7: When we live with unprocessed trauma, we see everyone’s actions towards us through that lens. – Unknown
Quote 8: Forgiveness is a strange thing. It can sometimes be easier to forgive our enemies than our friends. It can be hardest of all to forgive people we love. Like all of life’s important coping skills, the ability to forgive and the capacity to let go of resentments most likely take root very early in our lives. – Fred Rogers
Quote 9: It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow. – Unknown
Quote 10: Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well, can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. – Pema Chodron
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