Awareness Of Others Quotes by Nancy Chodorow, Christopher Reeve, Emily Post, May Sarton, David Foster, Wayne Dyer and many others.
Since our awareness of others is considered our duty, the price we pay when things go wrong is guilt and self-hatred. And things always go wrong. We respond with apologies; we continue to apologize long after the event is forgotten – and even if it had no causal relation to anything we did to begin with.
I have more awareness of other people and, I hope, more sensitivity to their needs. I also find that I’m more direct and outspoken.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
Once more I realize that solitude is my element, and the reason is that extreme awareness of other people (all naturally solitary people must feel this) precludes awareness of one’s self, so after a while the self no longer knows that it exists.
The really important kind of freedom involves…being able truly to care about other people…
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
Friends, near or far, are important to us. All of ours have an awareness of other persons’ feelings, a courtesy that’s inevitable. When I find that consideration in a fan, I’m immediately impressed.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
Awareness of others is a beautiful thing. Learning how to support and encourage, and stopping long enough to pay attention to someone other than yourself, is a truly beautiful quality. There are a thousand beautiful things we can find about ourselves.
Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow. Awareness of others is a healthy antidote to this self-focus.
I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold – we don’t interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don’t scream in your face with tears – we go home and cry on our own.
The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside.
Solitude is my element, and the reason is that extreme awareness of other people… precludes awareness of one’s self so that after a while the self no longer knows that it exists.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.