Understanding Quotes

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow-men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.

Herman Melville

Contentment is accepting the world as an imperfect place.

Anon xx

Find peace with yourself by accepting not only what you are, but what you are never going to be.

Anon xxxx

Keep constantly in mind in how many things you yourself have witnessed changes already. The universe is change, life is understanding.

Marcus Aurelius

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

Arnold Bennett

It is not necessary to hope in order to understand, nor to succeed in order to persevere.

Charles The Bold

Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn't taken the time adequately to understand...

Robert R. Brown

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

Charles Baudelaire

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

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


It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

Harry S. Truman

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo Galilei

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third

Marge Piercy

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The secret of forgiving everything is to understand nothing

George Bernard Shaw

It always takes awfully long time to understand unbelievably simple things.

Joe Chung

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it

Charles F. Kettering

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair

In youth we learn; in age we understand.

Marie E. Eschenbach

There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women."

Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle

The guru, if he is gifted, reads the story as any bilingual person might. He does not translate-he understands.

Sheldon Kopp

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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