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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!

Ronaldo

It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.

John D. Rockefeller

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.

Carl Jung

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

Saint Augustine

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity.

Voltaire

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

Lao Tzu

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

George Eliot

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.

John Ruskin

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.

Will Rogers

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.

Omar Khayyam

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

William Osler

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

Helen Rowland

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

Willie Nelson

I got along without you before I met you and I'll get along without you a long time after you're gone.

Dan Quayle

I understand the importance of bondage between parent and child.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.

George Washington Carver

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

John Milton

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Dwight L. Moody

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

Alexander Hamilton

I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.

Nelson Mandela

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

Pamela Anderson

There's never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I'm a little whacked.

Aristotle

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Halle Berry

While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Richard Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.

Alan Watts

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

Charles Bukowski

If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.

Thomas More

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

T. S. Eliot

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

Lee Iacocca

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it

Lao Tzu

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.

Anton Chekhov

No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

Epicurus

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

P. G. Wodehouse

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.

Anatole France

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.

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.

Billie Jean King

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.

Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

Elie Wiesel

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

Franklin P. Jones

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

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.

Lord Byron

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.

Alice Walker

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

Emo Philips

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day by a middle aged woman: Stuff you pay good money for in later life.”

Edgar Watson Howe

A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.

Drew Barrymore

I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you.

Mother Teresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.

John D. Rockefeller

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

Charles Dickens

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

Albert Camus

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

William Blake

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

T. S. Eliot

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.

Epictetus

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.

George Santayana

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.

Laurence Sterne

Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.

Pamela Anderson

It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.

Andrew Jackson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

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.

Douglas MacArthur

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

Lawrence Peter Berra

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Vladimir Nabokov

It's a pity one can't imagine what one can't compare to anything. Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

William James

An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.

Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.

Nikki Giovanni

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.

George Washington

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.

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.

Elizabeth I

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.

Carl Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Thomas Hobbes

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

William Morris

It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.

Norman Vincent Peale

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

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.

Chevy Chase

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.

Alan Watts

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.

Toni Morrison

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves

Hillary Clinton

All of us have to recognize that we owe our children more than we have been giving them.

Leonardo da Vinci

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Robert Kennedy

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Isaac Asimov

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Bertrand Russell

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

Robert Frost

I had a lover's quarrel with the world

William Osler

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

Pablo Picasso

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.

Calvin Coolidge

It takes a great man to be a good listener.

Virginia Woolf

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.

Francis Bacon

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Robert Frost

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.

Blaise Pascal

You always admire what you really don't understand.

Paulo Coelho

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

Charles Baudelaire

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Dorothy Day

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.