Understanding Quotes

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  • To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom”– Socrates
  • “If you want understanding try giving some” – Malcolm Forbes
  • “Everyone hears only what he understands” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “True love is born from understanding” – Gautama Buddha
  • Once you understand yourself, you are forever free Yogi Adamas
  • “Man know much more than he understands” – Alfred Adler
  • Calmness follows order which follows understanding Maxime Lagacé
  • Don’t expect to be understood Trust yourself Gal Shapira
  • Group settings are incompatible with deep learning James Pierce
  • Many seek to refute before they seek to understand James Pierce
  • Understanding means throwing away your knowledge Thich Nhat Hanh
  • bliss of understanding, greater than the bliss of imagining or feeling Jorge Luis Borges
  • Happiness doesn’t require practice, only understanding James Pierce
  • Be understanding, but don’t be blind Unknown
  • Understanding starts when fear ends Maxime Lagacé
  • Understanding someone is another way of loving them Boii McCoy
  • “Be patient and understanding” Phillips Brooks
  • Self-understanding leads to inner peace Maxime Lagacé
  • “Purpose is understanding why you do what you do” Billy Cox
  • “Seek understanding before you lead” Imam Shafi’i
  • “Understanding your past can help you create a better future” Robert Tew
  • “Awaken the understanding within you” ATGW
  • “Only if we fought just as hard to understand as we do to disagree” Anonymous
  • “Understanding is a kind of ecstasy” Carl Fagan
  • The key to learning is an awareness of where you lack understanding James Pierce
  • It is a fault to wish to be understood before we have made ourselves clear to ourselves Simone Weil
  • Feeling is reactive, understanding is proactive Jack Butcher
  • I don’t like that man I must get to know him better Abraham Lincoln
  • The better you understand something, the more simply you can express it James Pierce
  • If we don’t understand people, we don’t understand business Simon Sinek
  • Don’t give orders and try to be followed; try to be understood and to understand others by getting in sync Ray Dalio
  • The man of understanding finds everything laughable Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Fools judge because it’s easy The wise try to understand, even if it’s hard Maxime Lagacé
  • We like to read others but we do not like to be read François de La Rochefoucauld
  • Understanding is hard because it requires openness, slowness, and love Maxime Lagacé
  • “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards” – Søren Kierkegaard
  • “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding” – Khalil Gibran
  • Enlightenment, to me, is a deep understanding of our true situation Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Seek first to understand and then to be understood” – Stephen R Covey
  • “I think somehow we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?” – Graeme Simsion
  • Accepting is no substitute for understanding Naval Ravikant
  • To understand is to know what to do Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding Leonardo da Vinci
  • You can’t learn something if you’re scared of it True understanding is through love Maxime Lagacé
  • For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Before we can claim to understand others, we have to really understand ourselves Simon Sinek (Source)
  • Deeply understanding the basics in any field will put you miles ahead of your competitors James Pierce
  • To be desired means nothing To be truly understood and deeply loved is everything Boii McCoy
  • We care more about knowing the next thing than understanding the last thing Jack Butcher
  • You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself John Steinbeck
  • “Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another” – Emma Goldman
  • “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding” – Gandhi
  • The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood Ralph Nichols
  • “If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them”– Charles Reade
  • “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”– Henry David Thoreau
  • “Speak your heart If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway” Yasmin Mogahed
  • “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own” Kobe Bryant
  • “We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding” Beau Taplin
  • “The brain is like a muscle When it is in use we feel very good Understanding is joyous” Carl Sagan
  • “People will never truly understand something until it happens to them” Anonymous
  • “Have faith and God will give you love, peace, and understanding” Anonymous
  • If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool Carl Jung
  • The price of understanding is letting go what you know Maxime Lagacé
  • Those who don’t understand your silence, will never understand your words Elbert Hubbard
  • I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying Oscar Wilde
  • We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself Carl Jung
  • People who understand are drawn toward simple solutions People who don’t understand prefer complicated solutions Shane Parrish
  • Much learning does not teach understanding Heraclitus
  • I dont think that we’re meant to understand it all the time I think that sometimes we just have to have faith Nicholas Sparks (A Walk to Remember, Amazon book)
  • Simplicity before understanding complexity is ignorance Simplicity after understanding complexity is genius James Clear
  • Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him Fyodor Dostoevsky (wikipediaorg)
  • “In the end, we conserve only what we love We will love only what we understand We will understand only what we are taught” – Baba Dioum
  • Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways Anthony Bourdain
  • “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding”– Chinese proverb
  • “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding” Albert Einstein
  • “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third” Marge Piercy
  • It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand Søren Kierkegaard
  • Understanding is more important than memorization! Schools should teach the students how to understand, think, doubt, and question They should be made open to imagination and creativity Richard Feynman
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead to an understanding of ourselves Carl Jung
  • Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself André Gide
  • If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something Federico Fellini
  • When you memorize, it’s a sign that you don’t understand Naval Ravikant
  • “Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Self-questioning and a desire to gain self-understanding is the fêted act of humankind”– Kilroy J Oldster
  • “Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge” Anonymous
  • “Listening is the beginning of understanding” Anonymous
  • You start to understand people a lot better when you understand the basic fact that people starve for attention Raj Shamani
  • Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Amazon book)
  • It can take decades to understand things you thought you understood as they were happening Paul Graham
  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockinbird, Amazon book)
  • People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me Søren Kierkegaard
  • We are bathing in mystery and confusion on many subjects, and I think that will always be our destiny The universe will always be much richer than our ability to understand it Carl Sagan
  • “If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation” – Haruki Murakami
  • If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough Albert Einstein
  • The curse of modernity is that we are increasingly populated by a class of people who are better at explaining than understanding, or better at explaining than doing Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Lasting “self-improvement” does not come through effort but through awareness and understanding of oneself Sven Schnieders
  • Understanding is the foundation of lasting change Change that comes from discipline is not organic It is repression It doesn’t get rid of the underlying issue Change that comes from understanding is effortless When you understand the harm of a habit it drops spontaneously @TheAncientSage
  • “To teach is to understand To learn is wisdom To learn together is understanding wisdom” – Sid Mendenhall
  • The human mind evolved to be good at understanding what is most useful for it, not necessarily what is true Mark Manson
  • To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect Lao Tzu
  • “Maturity is not when we start speaking about big things It is when we start understanding small things” Anonymous
  • “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning to understand because to understand is to be free” Baruch Spinoza
  • Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery J K Rowling
  • Understanding is deeper than knowledge There are many people who know you, but very few who understand you Nicolas Cage
  • You don’t write because you want people to understand you, you write because you want to understand yourself Orange Book
  • If you want to understand something, take it apart and reassemble it This doesn’t just apply to objects James Pierce
  • We tend to hate what we don’t understand Spend less time hating and more time attempting to understand John Cena
  • If you understand each other you will be kind to each other Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love John Steinbeck
  • To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them Maria Popova
  • “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so” – Lemony Snicket
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