Understanding Quotes

[History is a] costly and superfluous luxury of the understanding.

Nietzsche

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.

Marc Bloch

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.

Robert Penn Warren

It gives us a very, very bad name, not just internationally. I have a great deal of difficulty understanding how we can hold someone, pick someone up, particularly someone who might be an American citizen--even if they were caught somewhere abroad--acting against American interests, and hold them without ever giving them an opportunity to appear before a magistrate.

James A. Baker III

The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line

Joanna Field

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

Dorothy Thompson

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.

Walter Lippmann

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding

Albert Einstein

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

Lao-Tzu

When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill-will.

Martin Luther King Jr

It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.

Soren Kierkegaard

A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

Franz Kafka

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.

Vernon Howard

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

Guy Finley

The fact that you are willing to say, ''I do not understand, and it is fine,'' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

Wayne Dyer

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

Princess of Wales Diana

A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."

Samuel Butler

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

John Locke

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed that can make life a garden.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Understanding is a two-way street.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

R. D. Laing
Social Media
Our Partners