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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

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

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

I understood when I was just a child that without water, everything dies. I didn't understand until much later that no one "owns" water. It might rise on your property, but it just passes through. You can use it, and abuse it, but it is not yours to own. It is part of the global commons, not "property" but part of our life support system

Marq de Villiers

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.

Hank Aaron

To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace - or at least a genuine peace - the link between the nature of a regime and its external behavior must be understood.

Natan Sharansky

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.

Paracelsus

Some deep thinkers believe life is a paradox not to be understood but experienced to the fullest.

Gillian Mckeith

The capacity for self-deception, rarely acknowledged or understood by those who offer us supernatural answers to our problems, is huge: as easy as it is to make a mediums cold-reading statements fit our own situation and come to believe that he must have some paranormal insight, it is hardly any more difficult for a would-be psychic with an average ego, upon hearing frequently positive feedback, to believe over time that he must be blessed with a special gift. Its harder to think youre doing it for real when youre tossing tambourines in the dark or have ready-made ectoplasm stuffed into your mouth or bottom.

Derren Victor Brown

As a child I understood how to give; I have forgotten this grace since I became civilized.

Ohiyesa

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Pierre Charles Baudelaire

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