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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

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.

Leo Rosten

Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.

David Steindl-Rast

Breaking free from extremely limited capacities of the present-day physical body and having gotten rid of the limits, a man may embark on a journey to a new knowledge, which is being born in his or her dreams. Nobody and nothing can stop such a man for he or she, having tasted freedom, has touched upon the capacities lying within a man. He or she has understood that life is a permanent creation of perfecting his or her soul through the world matter. It is only in this process that a man is implementing the plan of God

Augustinas Rakauskas

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.

James Allen

When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war

Confucius

I have never understood the Iowa caucus.

Larry King

There is a great streak of violence in every human being. If it is not channeled and understood, it will break out in war or in madness.

Sam Peckinpah

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

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood

Henry Miller

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T.S. Eliot

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.

Joseph Campbell

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism

Barry Goldwater

More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.

Kofi Annan

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