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Best Quotes About Understanding

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    No person was every rightly understood until they had been first regarded with a certain feeling, not of tolerance, but of sympathy.

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    The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

    John Locke More
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    If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.

    Carl Jung More
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    Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

    Norman Vincent Peale More
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    The fact that you are willing to say, I do not understand, and it is fine, is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

    Wayne Dyer More
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    Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.

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    To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.

    John Stuart Mill More
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    Folks never understand the folks they hate.

    James Russell Lowell More
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    Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

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    The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

    Laozi More
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    Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill-will.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. More
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    It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.

    Søren Kierkegaard More
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    There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.

    Charles F. Kettering More
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    A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

    Franz Kafka More
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    "There must be love, and understanding, to betray. Most men haven't the wit or the honor for betrayal: not to know it when they see it; not the stomach to apprehend it as they do it. Most men, blind and dumb in their self-centeredness, don't betray: they merely disappoint."

    Janet Morris More
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    Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

    Samuel Johnson More
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    A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

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    UNDERSTANDING does not necessarily mean AGREEMENT.

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    Understanding is a two-way street.

    Eleanor Roosevelt More
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    I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.

    Jean Rostand More
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    'Tis better to understand, than to be understood.

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    Leo Tolstoy More
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    We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!

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    Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.

    Jonathan Swift More
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    We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.

    Adlai Stevenson I More
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    The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

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    I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

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    If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

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    The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.

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    Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?

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    The key to understanding others is to first understand yourself

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    We are slaves to whatever we don't understand

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    A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.

    Vernon Howard More
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    If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering.

    Diana, Princess of Wales More
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    I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself.

    Diana, Princess of Wales More
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    I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.

    Diana, Princess of Wales More
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    new! The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

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    Nothing can be love or hated unless it is first known.

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    Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

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    People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

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    If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

    G. K. Chesterton More
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    Man know much more than he understands.

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    If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.

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    Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.

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    The world only goes round by misunderstanding.

    Charles Baudelaire More
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    We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

    J. M. Barrie More
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    The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

    Albert Einstein More
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    No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it.

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    When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. More
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    Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

    Thomas Hobbes More
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