Understanding Quotes

A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.

Anon xxxx

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Gustav Jung

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

Elbert Hubbard

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

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

Chinese Proverbs

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief in denying them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.

Oscar Wilde

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.


Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Surely the likeness of this world is that of a snake: it is soft to touch, and deadly poisonous. The ignorant child is distracted by it, and the one with understanding and intellect is cautious of it. So turn away from what fascinates you in it, for how little of it stays with you.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.

James Allen

The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings.

Bryant McGill

It is the concept of likelihood that a real understanding of probability resides, and we must learn how to measure it.

Anthony Stafford Beer

Deeper understanding of the matter is bound to recognize that the Temple, as well as the synagogue, entered into Christian liturgy.

Pope Benedict XVI

It (reconciliation) must be allowed to grow through a shared understanding of what we all want and where we are all heading.

Ratu Ovini Bokini

God's very service is wages; His ways are strewed with roses, and paved with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, and with peace that passeth understanding.

Thomas Brooks

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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