Comprehension Quotes

Jill Telford

Don't just read to read. Read to understand.

Matthew Donnelly

When you read a book put all of your effort into staying present and focus your energy towards the comprehension of each and every word and how you can apply it into your daily life.

Bruno Bettelheim

The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue ...

Niccolò Machiavelli

Because there are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, the third is useless.

Tim Fargo

The world we see is a painting colored by our fears and desires.

Richard Mitchell

Only in some very special cases is comprehension the point of reading-in things like recipes and "reading material." The point of reading is understanding, and comprehension is to understanding as getting wet is to swimming. You must do the one before you can hope to do the other, but you don't do the other simply because you do the one.

Neil Postman

The modern idea of testing a reader's "comprehension," as distinct from something else a reader may be doing, would have seemed an absurdity in 1790 or 1830 or 1860. What else was reading but comprehending?

Alberto Caeiro

I don’t always feel what I know I should feel.
My thought crosses the river I swim very slowly
Because the suit men made it wear weighs it down.

Christopher Hawke

How shallow to presume war exists only within the physical world. Battles are waged for mind and soul, where things far from comprehension are confronted.

Claudio Magris

Debemos ser capaces - algo extremadamente difícil - de decir no sólo sí o no a una determinada realidad y también a las personas amadas, sino que es necesario continuar amándolas incluso condenando sus acciones y continuar condenando sus acciones aunque sin dejar de amarlas.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Because we want to be inwardly secure, we are constantly seeking methods and means for this security, and thereby we create authority, the worship of another, which destroys comprehension, that spontaneous tranquility of mind in which alone there can be a state of creativeness.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Creativity is not intelligence, it is the ability to do what you did not know through the use of what you know.

Paulo Freire

The more we become able to become a child again, to keep ourselves childlike, the more we can understand that because we love the world and we are open to understanding, to comprehension, that when we kill the child in us, we are no longer.

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