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44 Quotes About Misunderstandings



  • Much learning does not teach understanding. – Heraclitus


  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw


  • It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. – Anatole France


  • You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. – Edie Sedgwick


  • The best that can be said for anybody is probably that you misunderstood him favorably. – William Saroyan


  • Don’t waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. – LeCrae


  • Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding. – Joyce Meyer


  • We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding. – Rudyard Kipling


  • Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other. – L.M. Montgomery


  • Life is but a series of misunderstandings. – Denis


  • The greatest distance between two people is a misunderstanding. – Unknown


  • The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. – Edwin H. Friedman


  • Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope. – Shannon L. Alder


  • The world only goes round by misunderstanding. – Charles Baudelaire


  • No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others. – Unknown
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  • We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work. – Kevin Kelly


  • Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. – Chinese Proverb


  • A beautiful relationship does not depend on how well we understand someone. But it depends on how well we avoid the misunderstanding. – Unknown


  • Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding, I think. – L.M. Montgomery


  • The misunderstanding of truth does not destroy the truth. – Vissarion Belinsky


  • You always risk people misunderstanding you when you say anything. – Phil Lord


misunderstanding quotes


  • It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue. – Kirk Cameron


  • Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. – David Mixner


  • Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. – Lionel Trilling


  • Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean? – Shannon L. Alder


  • Being misunderstood by someone is vexation. Being misunderstood by everyone is tragedy. – Liu Shahe


  • Miscommunication leads to misunderstanding, which rarely leads to anything good. – Charles F. Glassman


  • Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. – John Lennon


  • Nowadays, saying what you really think can be a serious error since one risks being misunderstood. – Oscar Wilde


  • I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. – Clarence Darrow
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Misunderstanding quotes for lovers

  • Relationships last long not because they’re destined to last long. Relationships last long because two brave people made a choice. To keep it, fight for it and to work for it. – Unknown


  • Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. – Diane Arbus


  • Every relationship has its problems but what makes it perfect is when you still want to be there when everything goes wrong. – Ritu Ghatourey


  • Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted. – Kim George


  • Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out doesn’t exist. – Jacques-Alain Mille


  • I can’t promise that in our relationship you won’t face any problems, but I surely can promise that you won’t face them alone!. – Rose Hathway


  • A beautiful relationship does not depend on how well we understand someone. But, It depends on how well we avoid misunderstanding. – Unknown

Misunderstanding in friendship quotes

  • Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.


  • Don’t make friends before understanding and don’t break friendship after misunderstanding. – Unknown


  • Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost. – Unknown


  • In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr


  • Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful. – Gloria Steinem