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Top 10 Understanding Quotes

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

Bryant H. McGill
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Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.

Zig Ziglar
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There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.

Kobe Bryant
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When the heart is won, the understanding is easily convinced.

Charles Simmons
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Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale
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Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong
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You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.

Guy Finley
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Purpose is understanding why you do what you do.

Billy Cox
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In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.

Mitch Albom
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To teach is to understand. To learn is wisdom. To learn together is understanding wisdom.

Sid Mendenhall
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All wonders you seek are within yourself. Sir Thomas Browne

Communication will bring understanding and understanding will cause harmonious mutual relationships which can establish peace and stability.

Lobsang Tenzin

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

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The more knowledge you’ve got, the more understanding you have, the better you are able to implement and pass it on to others. Tony Orlando

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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 G. Nichols

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.

Pearl Buck

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Maria Montessori

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If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Be patient and understanding. Phillips Brooks

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

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

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The way we’re going to get to understanding is for each man to open his heart and open his mind and look in himself as he looks at his neighbor. Pearl Bailey

Understanding your past can help you create a better future.

Robert Tew

To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others. Alexandre Dumas

If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them. Charles Reade

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If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. Elbert Hubbard

To understand is to perceive patterns.

Sir Isaiah Berlin

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie

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But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean? Graeme Simsion

Understanding is a threeedged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth.

J. Michael Straczynski

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. Maya Angelou

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Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway. Yasmin Mogahed

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Change begins with understanding and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person: in a word, empathy. The arts enable us to put ourselves in the minds, eyes, ears and hearts of other human beings. Richard Eyre

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.

George Moore

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. H.H Williams

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If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon Johnson

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There’s nothing more intimate in life than being understood and understanding someone else. Brad Meltzer

I have tried sedulously not to laugh at the acts of man, nor to lament them, nor to detest them, but to understand them.

Baruch Spinoza

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. Socrates

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

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Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. Dalai Lama

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.

Benjamin Franklin

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei

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It is sometimes hard to grasp the difference between identifying with one’s own roots, understanding people with other roots, and judging what is good or bad. Umberto Eco

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

It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.

Criss Jami

Maturity is not when we start speaking about big things. It is when we start understanding small things. Anonymous

A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us. Friedrich Nietzsche

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If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. John Steinbeck

Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Openminded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand. Anonymous

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. Plato

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The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. Julien Green

Seek understanding before you lead.

Imam Shafi’i

Man know much more than he understands. Alfred Adler

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Everything that happens, happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

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If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. Thich Nhat Hanh

The more thoroughly a person understands life, the less he will mock, though in the end he might still mock the thoroughness of his understanding.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence. Robert Andrews Millikan

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. Chinese proverb

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

Albert Camus

I think somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

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The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding. Winifred Holtby

True love is born from understanding.


Understanding brings control. Bonewitz

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What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears. Alice Walker

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We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding. Beau Taplin

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley

Do not seek the because in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anaïs Nin

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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You may never live long enough to discover who you are, but by the time you reach middle age you will hopefully realize who you are not. James Rozoff

Learning is a journey: from facts to knowledge, on to understanding and eventually wisdom.


Understanding is a twoway street. Eleanor Roosevelt

Only if we fought just as hard to understand as we do to disagree. Anonymous

Motivational Understanding Quotes

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

Bertrand Russell

I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life whoever you are, whatever our differences. John Denver

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy

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Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul. John O’Donohue

The man that wars with and judges’ others is eternally lost. The man that wars with and judges himself is eternally found.

Jason Versey

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

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Life is your teacher. How can you learn to understand your truth, if you deny your reality? Lorraine Nilon

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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

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.

Aaron Burr

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

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

Understanding others can pay big dividends if you pay attention. Jay Levinson

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.

Rene Descartes

For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe that unless I believe, I should not understand. St. Anselm Of Canterbury

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather what he does not say. Kahlil Gibran

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

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Stephen R. Covey

We are all unique. Don’t judge, understand instead. Roy T. Bennett

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It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to. J.D. Salinger

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The wellbred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.

Oscar Wilde

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. Hayley Williams

Relationships don’t always make sense. Especially from the outside. Sarah Dessen

Understanding is a kind of ecstasy. Carl Fagan

Love is when you can understand each other’s silences. Avijeet Das

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

Vincent Van Gogh

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. Harry S Truman

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The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. Tony Robbins

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

Helen Keller

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mohandas Gandhi

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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

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. Joseph Fort Newton

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard

Inspirational Understanding Quotes

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in selfcontrol, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge.


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

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Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior. Marshall McLuhan

Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand… Robert R. Brown

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

C. Wright Mills

Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

What I do is the truest mirror of who I am. Craig D. Lounsbrough

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. James Patterson

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People will never truly understand something until it happens to them. Anonymous

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Albert Einstein

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. Joanne Kathleen Rowling

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning to understand because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love. Jack Kornfield

No one is perfect, that is why understanding is so important.


If you want understanding try giving some. Malcolm Forbes

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Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. Charles Kettering

Treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can’t until you do understand. Kim Harrison

Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.

Madeleine L’Engle

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keep eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram

The universe must not be narrowed down to the limit of our understanding, but our understanding must be stretched and enlarged to take in the image of the universe as it is discovered. Francis Bacon

Have faith and God will give you love, peace, and understanding. Anonymous

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Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

Richard Bach

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

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

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love. John Steinbeck

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.


The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. Thales

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The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. Shannon L. Alder

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Catherine Gilbert Murdock

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

ChinNing Chu

When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries. Paulo Coelho

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. Immanuel Kant

Listening is the beginning of understanding. Anonymous

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

To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life.

Sunday Adelaja

Some hearts understand each other even in silence. Anonymous

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. Marvin J. Ashton

You do not understand even life. How can you understand death? Confucius

Selfquestioning and a desire to gain selfunderstanding is the fêted act of humankind.

Kilroy J. Oldster

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. Roy T. Bennett

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

The world has a soul and whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of many things. Paulo Coelho

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