Understood Quotes

There are no small problems. Problems that appear small are large problems that are not understood.

Santiago Ramn y Cajal

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.

William Cobbett

A great step forward was made the day men understood that in order to torment one another more efficiently they would have to gather together, to organize themselves into a society.

Emil Cioran

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

Niels Henrik David Bohr

Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.

Niels Henrik David Bohr

What they were most determined for me to swallow was my fellow creatures. In this they were without mercy. I remember little or nothing of these lectures. I cannot have understood a great deal. But I seem to have retained certain descriptions, in spite of myself. They gave me courses on love, on intelligence, most precious, most precious. They also taught me to count, and even to reason. Some of this rubbish has come in handy on occasions, I dont deny it, on occasions which would never have arisen if they had left me in peace. I use it still, to scratch my arse with.

Samuel Beckett

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.

Lasch, Christopher

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.

Jacques Barzun

Happy were men if they but understood There is no safety but in doing good.

John Fountain

How fast we learn in a day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.

H. Bonar

It was good having him, because I knew nothing about Washington and he knew a lot. It was good to have someone around who understood the district.

Rep. Andrews

It is not uncommon for engineers to accept the reality of phenomena that are not yet understood, as it is very common for physicists to disbelieve the reality of phenomena that seem to contradict contemporary beliefs of physics

H. Bauer

But prudence can also be understood as the difference between good and bad. I know the road we've taken is the good and prudent one.

Alejandro Toledo

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts.

Rosa DeLauro

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