Understanding Quotes

The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life only gives us exactly what we ask for, both good and bad. The real challenge is in understanding the subtle ways in which we ask.

Bryant McGill

The unhappy are egotistical, base, unjust, cruel, and even less capable of understanding one another than are idiots. Unhappiness does not unite people, but separates them.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Embla lies with each thing, Ask looks and knows. Understanding without explanation they depart and separate.

John Carder Bush

Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There is no hospitality like understanding.

Vanna Bonta

So peace will come again on Earth but a peace unlike aught known before. Then will the will-to-good flower forth as understanding And understanding blossom as goodwill in men.

Alice A. Bailey

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.

Bryant McGill

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

Albert Einstein

Justice also has four aspects depth of understanding, profoundeness of knowledge, fairness of judgement and dearness of mind; because whoever tries his best to under- stand a problem will have to study it, whoever has the practice of studying the subject he is to deal with, will develop a clear mind and will always come to correct decisions, whoever tries to achieve all this will have to develop ample patience and forbearance and whoever has done this has done justice to the cause of religion and has led a life of good repute and fame.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it.

Errol Morris

Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madames, greeting the punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs and then pimping their books.

Guy Browning

Wisdom is the understanding of celestial things to which the Spirit is brought by Love.

Honor de Balzac

it is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than by negatives

Francis Bacon

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

David Gerrold

A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

Tenzin Gyatso

Peace comes with trust, which will grow from continuing efforts toward mutual understanding and trade, Romeo-and-Juliet-style marriages, conversations,negotiations, and individual commitments.

Robert C. Solomon

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

Woodrow Wilson

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.

Jeremy Bentham

In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.

William Arthur Ward

Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

Lao-Tzu

God gives to every man virtue, temper, and understanding.

Agha Zahid

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

David Attenborough

This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.

Sally Schneider
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