Understanding Quotes

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.

Kurt Lewin

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.

Claude Monet

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed that can make life a garden.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Again a different meaning has to be understood.


If you wish to understand a philosopher, do not ask what he says, but find out what he wants

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Elbert Hubbard

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

John Locke

If the human brain were simple enough to understand, we'd be so simple we couldn't.


A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."

Samuel Butler

It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.

Rene Coty

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Stephen R. Covey

I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself.

Princess of Wales Diana

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.

Princess of Wales Diana

If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering.

Princess of Wales Diana

The fact that you are willing to say, ''I do not understand, and it is fine,'' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.

Wayne Dyer

No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

Guy Finley

In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.

J. William Fulbright

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.

Nikki Giovanni

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.

Vernon Howard

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand

Vernon Howard

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

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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