Understanding Quotes

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

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Aristotle

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Henry James

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

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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