Understanding Quotes

If we consider that all we deal with represents constantly changing sub-microscopic, interrelated processes which are not, and cannot be identical with themselves, the old dictum that everything is identical with itself becomes in [todays understanding of the universe] a principle invariably false to facts.

Alfred Korzybski

He enjoys that perfect peace, that peace beyond all understanding, which comes at its maximum only to the man who has given up golf.

P.G. Wodehouse

Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.

Xi Zhi

Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.

Harold Evans

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

Louis Gerstner

Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purpose is beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

Guy Finley

Among the propensities of human nature which almost exceed understanding come the parsimony of the rich and the extravagance of the poor.


Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.

Oscar Wilde

I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, This is real, too.

Wynn Bullock

I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

Samuel Johnson

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus


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

Erma Bombeck

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.

George Savile

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.

William Arthur Ward
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