Understanding Quotes
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Understanding quotes help us understand the complexity of being understood.  If you misunderstood any part of that, these quotes will clear things up! It helps to focus on...

...understanding others as much as you care about being understood.  Avoiding misunderstandings involves paying attention, and actively considering different views. What is it you would most like to understand?  To gain greater understanding on this topic, contact: Marta@joyofquotes.com

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You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Dalai Lama

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
Ralph Nichols

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
Christian Morgenstern

The limit of your present understanding is not the limit of your possibilities.
Guy Finley

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use, we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Sagan

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Kahlil Gibran

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Marshall McLuhan

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
Karl Popper

Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.
Janette Oke

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Thich Nhat Hanh

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
Freeman Teague Jr.

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
Jules Renard

Everyone hears only what one understands.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Madame Curie

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be understood, as to understand.
Saint Francis of Assisi

Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
George Santayana

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Stephen R. Covey

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

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

Whoever wants to understand much must play much.
Gottfried Bern

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