Most popular understanding quotes
A man can only understand what is akin to something already existing in himself.
Your understandings are the misunderstandings.
Do not crowd the understanding; it can comprehend so much and no more. A pint pot will not contain the measure of a quart.
The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain — and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.
Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. "To know all is to forgive all."
I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
What we do not understand we do not possess.
There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it.
The practice of meditation is to look at reality in such a way that the boundary between subject and object will no longer be there. We have to remove the boundary between the inquirer and the object of inquiry. If we want to understand someone, we put ourselves into his skin. In order for friends or families to really understand each other, they need to become each other. The only way to understand fully is to become the object of our understanding. True understanding happens when we dismantle the barrier between the object of understanding and the subject of understanding.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
The goal of education is disciplined understanding.
Eloquence, when at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection; but addressing itself entirely to the fancy or the affections, captivates the willing hearers, and subdues their understanding.
You can explain things to people, but you cannot understand things to people.
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
When however small a measure of jealousy is mixed with misunderstanding, there is going to be trouble.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?
You can't recover from what you do not understand.
If you only hear one side of the story, you have no understanding at all.
To agree without understanding is inane. To disagree without understanding is impudent.
I'm not a speed reader. I'm a speed understander.
The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it.
The feeling of understanding is as private as the feeling of pain. The act of understanding is at the heart of all scientific activity.
The circle of our understanding Is a very restricted area.
The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
The most familiar facts are often hardest to understand.
We can sometimes love what we do not understand, but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.
No one has ever taken the trouble to stretch and carry his understanding as far as it could go.
As human beings grow in discipline and love and life experience, their understanding of the world their place in it naturally grows apace.... This understanding is our religion.
I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble.
Our dignity is not in what we do but in what we understand.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding!
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.
What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.
Knowledge is simply a kind of fuel; it needs the motor of understanding to convert it into power.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
To understand how something works, figure out how to break it.