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Understanding Quotes

A personal interpretation of a person, message, event or situation which leads to planning and using concepts is called a good understanding. Concentrating on an object in focus and understanding it is a thought provoking process that requires some patience! To fully understand something or someone takes from a few minutes to ages depending on the complexity of the situation. There are certain attributes that facilitate understanding and some of them could include these famous knowing/discernment quotations and sayings!

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Benedict Cumberbatch

I think with any characterization there's a point where you empathize, no matter how much of a deviance his or her actions may be from your understanding of humanity.

Omar Khayyam

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

Helen Rowland

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.

Donnie Yen

It takes years of building that experience as a filmmaker, as well as physically. You have to have a high level understanding of martial arts.

Jack Nicholson

I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.

Thomas More

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friend ship is steady.

Allison Mack

I always want to be telling stories in whatever fashion I can, and directing is really just understanding and learning a different element of that storytelling process.

Franklin P. Jones

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Samuel L. Jackson

I never had one beer. If I bought a six-pack of beer, I kept drinking till all six beers were gone. You have to have that kind of understanding about yourself. I haven't had a drink now in 12 years.

George Soros

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.

J. K. Rowling

The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.

Michael J. Fox

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.

Stephen Hawking

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.

Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?

Thomas Hobbes

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

David Attenborough

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.

Christopher Nolan

One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery without necessarily fully understanding it yourself.

Marcus Rashford

It's not just about showing people what you can do on the ball in those wider positions, it's about gaining the full understanding of each position and what it takes to get that spot.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

Anna Kendrick

My family has had to become quite understanding about me not returning phone calls when I'm filming.

Carl Jung

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.

Soren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Terri Guillemets

Art is the struggle to understand.

Walter Winchell

No! Someday you will understand. Just save it in a box.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.

Woodrow Wilson

The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.

Ambrose Bierce

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Harry S. Truman

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Tulsi Gabbard

Hopefully the presence in Congress of an American who happens to be Hindu will increase America's understanding of India as well as India's understanding of America.

Erma Bombeck

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.


I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.

Helen Rowland

And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

Laurence Sterne

When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.

Clayton Kershaw

I started really believing and understanding what it meant to be a follower of Jesus when I was probably in high school sometime. From there, just trying to draw on my faith since then.

School Faith Trying
Francis Bacon

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Nicole Scherzinger

It turns out that understanding the British public is not rocket science. The British appreciate honesty and they also have a bonkers, off-the-wall sense of humour like me.

Julian Assange

Through the confessional system, the Catholic church spied upon the lives of its congregants. While Latin mass excluded most people who could not speak Latin from an understanding of the very system of thought that bound them.

William James

To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.

Clayton Kershaw

Baseball could end tomorrow but you're just understanding that God is in control of it and we are not.

Anthony Hopkins

Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we're atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer.

God Religion
Tony Blair

There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.

Timothee Chalamet

I've been very encouraged by the nature of the conversations that I've had and by the lack of questions that are tunnel-visioned in their understanding of sexuality and life and love.

Robert De Niro

Good directors can bring certain things out of you, with their intensity or gentleness or sensitivity or understanding. They can make an actor feel he can do no wrong.

Audre Lorde

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Isaac Newton

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Shailene Woodley

When I read a script or I see a character, I don't necessarily see the arc of her, that by the end she is this person, she's different from she was in the beginning. I guess it's more a subconscious understanding of that arc.

Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Gerald R. Ford

I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.

Hope Lonliness
Eleanor Roosevelt

Understanding is a two-way street.

Douglas MacArthur

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

Lou Holtz

When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.

Zooey Deschanel

You can't expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding.

James Spader

I didn't watch much television growing up, and before I did 'Boston Legal,' I had no understanding of what it was like for a viewer to look forward to finding out what was going to happen the next week.

Martin Luther

Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.

Sushant Singh Rajput

The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.

Blake Lively

Ngila Dixon is such an incredible costume designer. She's such a cool, stylish woman. She has such an understanding of character.

Al Gore

I'm naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.

David Harbour

I'm terrified of the ocean. I think it's beautiful and magical, but I never go in. That deep, dark water, with no understanding of what goes on behind it - I think that's a metaphor for a lot of things.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my decisions.

Princess Diana

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

People Dreams
Martin Sheen

This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.

Vincent Van Gogh

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

Mark Zuckerberg

Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. The primary thing that excites me is the mission. But we have always had a healthy understanding that we need to do both.

As women, we understand our bodies, and there's a blossoming that occurs. We're hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food. We bring to life a more expansive understanding of life, ourselves, and others. We are more generous and assertive.

Jonathan Groff

The idea of faking empathy to take a step forward to understanding - it's a really powerful idea.

Oprah Winfrey

It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control.

Eric Hoffer

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Society Togetherness Living
Anya Taylor-Joy

I love what I do so much, and I have a very acute understanding of how I work as a person, so if I'm afraid, I shut down and can't do anything. If I'm overwhelmed, I shut down and can't do anything.

Rooney Mara

How do we get to equality? I don't think it comes from fear. I think it comes from understanding.

Helen Keller

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

Michelle Pfeiffer

I like understanding what's underneath, what's really motivating people. When I was younger, I wanted to be a psychiatrist, so I think it has to do with that.

Tom Ellis

I grew up on the very human side of Christianity, so messages in the household I grew up in were about peace, love, and being understanding of everybody, which I think is quite cool.

I have songs that define characters from each film of mine. It can be a song from that particular film or something that just goes with the wavelength of the film; you listen to it, and it gives you that rhythm. I can't articulate how it helps, but it somehow gives you an understanding of the character.

You can use your real identity, or you can use phone numbers for something like WhatsApp, and pseudonyms for something like Instagram. But in any of those you're not just sharing and consuming content, you are also building relationships with people and building an understanding of people.

Oprah Winfrey

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.

Jamie Dornan

My wife is a brilliant, hugely understanding person.


No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

Woodrow Wilson

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.

Togetherness Compassion
Zig Ziglar

Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.

Nicole Kidman

Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it.

Love Compromise
Ryan Reynolds

I come from a family of cops, and all of them share that understanding that they put their lives on the line.

Harry S. Truman

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

Michel de Montaigne

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

James Baldwin

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.

Ewan McGregor

For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope!

Oprah Winfrey

With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.

Quite early on, and certainly since I started writing, I found that philosophical questions occupied me more than any other kind. I hadn't really thought of them as being philosophical questions, but one rapidly comes to an understanding that philosophy's only really about two questions: 'What is true?' and 'What is good?'

Taika Waititi

Anyone who has a parent can relate to this idea of not quite understanding who your parents are or making up stories about them.

Rajon Rondo

I don't try to come in and act like I know it all, and that's why I put the extra work in of watching film, getting an understanding of what you want from personnel, each player.

Halle Berry

It is very hard to separate one's self from a character. Sometimes the people closest to me have to be very understanding.

Sandra Day O'Connor

For students, understanding the separate and unique functions of each branch of government can help them understand how different kinds of government officials can help solve different kinds of problems.

Dwyane Wade

I think people have had the understanding for many years that whatever happens with the separation of parents, that the kids automatically go to the mother. The fathers don't know their rights.

Mahatma Gandhi

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Marcus Aurelius

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

Jamie Dornan

To play any character, you have to have a total understanding of why they do what they do.

Sonia Sotomayor

I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I'd feared.