46 Understanding Quotes

  • Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. – Aristotle

 

  • Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech. – Thomas Hobbes

 

  • Everyone hears only what he understands. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so. – Lemony Snicket

 

  • Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. – Richard Bach

 

  • Once you understand everything is metaphor, you live a quickened life. – Carole Ann Borges

 

  • If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. – Pearl Buck

 

  • When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity. – Yogi Bhajan

 

  • Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. – CeeLo Green

 

  • Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie

 

  • Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist. – Madeleine L’Engle

 

  • Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. – Richard Bach

 

  • Understanding brings control. Bonewitz

 

  • It is a luxury to be understood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

  • Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Mahatma Gandhi

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  • It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. – Upton Sinclair,

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck. – Joss Whedon

 

  • Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. – Michael J. Fox

 

  • Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

 

  • Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail. – Henry Petroski

 

  • Understanding is not absolutely final. What’s now right could be wrong later. – Toba Beta

 

  • The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line. -Joanna Field

 

  • Much learning does not teach understanding. – Heraclitus

 

  • I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding. – Miranda Kerr

 

  • If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation. – Haruki Murakami

 

  • The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson

 

  • Accept the fact that some people won’t ‘get’ you. Take the time to understand their motivations and you won’t take it so personally. If everyone likes you, then you probably don’t stand for much. – Peter Bray

 

  • Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. – Christopher Fry

 

  • Seek first to understand and then to be understood. – Stephen R. Covey

 

  • If you understand a painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it. – Salvador Dali

 

  • 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

 

  • Real understanding does not come from what we learn in books; it comes from what we learn from love of nature, of music, of man. For only what is learned in that way is truly understood. – Pablo Casals

 

  • Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. – Leonardo da Vinci

 

  • If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. – Criss Jami

 

  • If people are going to judge me without fully understanding the content of my character, then their opinion just isn’t worth it. – Jazz Jennings

 

  • A man doesn’t learn to understand anything unless he loves it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  • Any fool can know. The point is to understand. – Albert Einstein

 

  • Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood. – Carl Gustav Jung

 

  • When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey

 

  • Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. – J.K. Rowling

 

  • What you don’t understand, you can make mean anything. – Jay Asher

 

  • Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. – Euripides

 

  • I call him religious who understands the suffering of others. – Mahatma Gandhi