Understanding Quotes

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucius

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand

Chinese Proverb

Understanding is a two-way street.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

Harper Lee

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life only gives us exactly what we ask for, both good and bad. The real challenge is in understanding the subtle ways in which we ask.

Bryant McGill

A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

Henry James

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.

Carl Jung

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

Franz Kafka

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

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

Martin Luther King Jr

No one is going to turn down a good meal because he does not understand the digestive mechanism.

V. I. Klassen

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

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

Lao-Tzu

Folks never understand the folks they hate.

James Russell Lowell

When a man begins to understand himself he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men.

Norvin Mcgranahan

To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.

John Stuart Mill

Surely only correct understanding could lead to correct action.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Embla lies with each thing, Ask looks and knows. Understanding without explanation they depart and separate.

John Carder Bush

The human understanding is moved by those things most which strike and enter the mind simultaneously and suddenly, and so fill the imagination; and then it feigns and supposes all other things to be somehow, though it cannot see how, similar to those few things by which it is surrounded.

Francis Bacon

Every age and degree of understanding should have its proper measure of discipline. With regard to boys and adolescents, therefore, or those who cannot understand the seriousness of the penalty of excommunication, whenever such as these are delinquent let them be subjected to severe fasts or brought to terms by harsh beatings, that they may be cured.

Benedict of Nursia

If a person would understand either the Odyssey or any other ancient work, he must never look at the dead without seeing the living in them, nor at the living without thinking of the dead. We are too fond of seeing the ancients as one thing and the moderns as another.

Samuel Butler

In the highest consciousness there is still unconsciousness, in the lowest unconsciousness there is still consciousness. If there is no consciousness there is no thing, or nothing. To understand perfectly would be to cease to understand at all.

Samuel Butler

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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