Understanding Quotes

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.

Richard Dawkins

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

understanding does not necessarily mean agreement.

Unknown

The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man ... To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality.

Sir Eric Ashby

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

Anthony Robbins

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis D. Brandeis

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Stephen Hawking

Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart

John Adams

Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding

George Savile

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.

Dwight David Eisenhower

We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world - introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerably - that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.

Walter Lippmann

I am trying to save the knowledge that the forests and this planet are alive, to give it back to you who have lost the understanding.

Paulinho Paiakan

Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: The only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret Goodness underlying those same changes.

Guy Finley

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.

Elise Boulding

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding

Lord Chesterfield

You can't give people pride, but you can provide the kind of understanding that makes people look to their inner strengths and find their own sense of pride

Charleszetta Waddles

A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about he globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.

Robert M. Hutchins

Cats have an infallible understanding of total concentration - and get between you and it.

Arthur Bridges

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.

Albert Camus

I don't let go of concepts - I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me.

Byron Katie

... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Dr. Carl Sagan

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

Norman Vincent Peale
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