Understanding Quotes

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

Chinese Proverbs

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


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

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.


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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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