Understanding Quotes

Soren Kierkegaard

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

Ram Mohan

Expect nothing and accept everything. That is the only key to happiness.

A.J. Darkholme

Time doesn't always heal all wounds.

Simona Panova

Even I don’t know myself... In fact, I don’t know if I really have a self at all, as I’m constantly playing different roles and pretending – not so much on stage as in real life...

Richard Paul Evans

Often times, the greatest peace comes of surrender.

David W. Earle

When one person attempts to “fix it” for the other person, the connection of acceptance is snapped and the sender and receiver miss an opportunity for understanding.

David Foenkinos

Dictionaries stop where the heart starts.

A.J. Darkholme

Sometimes the best way to learn a lesson isn't just hearing the words, but putting it into practice by experimenting with it and finding its truth for yourself instead of taking someone else’s word for it.

Orson Scott Card

In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him,
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.

Hayley Williams

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

J.K. Rowling

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

Lemony Snicket

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

Carl Sagan

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

Seth D.

One's rebuke engraves itself upon the mind more than one's praise.

Ram Mohan

Good and bad, right and wrong, truth and deception, it all depends on your state of mind.

D.K. LeVick

By the time we began to understand enough about what the world to ask the right questions, our visit is over, and someone else is visiting, asking the same questions.

Anna Wintour

It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.

Henry James

She had always observed that she got on better with clever women than silly ones like herself; the silly ones could never understand her wisdom; whereas the clever ones - the really clever ones - always understood her silliness.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Follow the path that leads to understanding. Only then, will you illuminate the way for others. Once you open your mind and gain knowledge, truth, you'll leave the darkness and enter into the light of wisdom.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Free your mind of that which you have no control. It is not only good to do so for your mental, but your overall health. Some people must learn from experience. You can convey knowledge to them and offer to show them the way. But, that doesn't mean your wisdom will be accepted or appreciated.

Rodolfo Costa

Learn to love someone when they least deserve it, because that is when they need your love most.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Sometimes in life you find love so powerful that you get tunnel vision. You only see the one you love, the one you desire. No one or no thing gets in the way of what you feel. A love so strong which makes you feel invincible in this world. And, everywhere you go, all the people can see you glow.

Jacques Derrida

I always dream of a pen that would be a syringe.

Elie Wiesel

I write to understand as much as to be understood.

Louis L'Amour

The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture.

Ernest Hemingway

I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out. It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood.

Dejan Stojanovic

If we were to understand how important it is to say something and say it well, maybe we wouldn’t write a single word, but that would be tragic.

Christopher Paolini

He began to write his thoughts and observations concerning the day's events [...] It helped him better understand everything he had seen and done over the course of the day.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

No matter how hard you try, there are times when things just don't go as planned. And, it's not because you are doing something wrong. It is because the thing you are after is not designed for you. It is not a part of your destiny.

Sanhita Baruah

I, sometimes, fear that probably I'll just keep changing cities, and may be someday I'll also
I, sometimes, fear that probably I'll just keep changing cities, and may be someday I'll also travel the world, but never find another soul who thinks exactly the way I do.

Chuck Palahniuk

Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the
Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The impression in the colors of your profound words evokes an everlasting impression in the mind of whosoever hears it.

Georgia O'Keeffe

The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big fat beyond my understanding – to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill.

Kristina McMorris

The most wonderful type of love, she had learned, was the kind built with care and over time, through forgiveness and understanding, compromise and compassion, trust and acceptance. It was hidden in the minutiae of every day life; it was in the traded smiles during a radio show or the peaceful lulls on an evening stroll.

Isidor Isaac Rabi

To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics.

A.J. Darkholme

Every man walks his own path, and every path has its fair share of locked doors. You never know who holds the key to a door you’ll need to open one day, so you best treat people as if they are all keyholders.

Angelica Hopes

It is a joy to share good advice. It takes a grateful ear to listen wisely. It's always up for us to take the right action and fulfilling path that can truly serve for what is the best.

Meredith Duran

For a woman's words to wound would require a man to listen first!

Ian McEwan

…the way people understood things had a lot to do with the way people were, how they had been shaped, what the wanted; tricks of rhetoric would not shift them.

Michael Bassey Johnson

There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires
There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.

Richelle E. Goodrich

There are things known - things experienced, felt, and understood - that words hold no power to convey. Attempting to do so only dilutes their substance and does them injustice.

John Geddes

...come lie beside me again and understand - the others can show by actions, but I alone will immortalize you in words...

Gregory Maguire

I like the sound of words, but I don't ever really expect my slow, slanted impression of the world to change by what I read.

Bryant McGill

The only way is to teach with love, which requires looking beyond what seems, and remembering we create with our judgements.

Alberto Moravia

And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.


Ah! A man who doesn't know how to watch love is so silly. You really need a lesson.

Isabella Poretsis

All humans are alike and all humans are equal. It is just the perception of the eye that sees any different.

John O'Callaghan

Life is more fragile and precious than I can comprehend, but believe me, I'm trying.

Unarine Ramaru

If you love someone let them know, if you hate someone learn to love them.

Robert Boyle

It is my intent to beget a good understanding between the chymists and the mechanical philosophers who have hitherto been too little acquainted with one another's learning.

Brian Andreas

We sat in the car
& the night dropped
down until the
only sounds were
the crickets &
the dance of our voices

& for a moment
the world became
small enough to
roll back & forth
between us.

Jeannette Walls

I could see why Archimedes got all excited. There was nothing finer than the feeling that came rushing through you when it clicked and you suddenly understood something that had puzzled you. It made you think it just might be possible to get a handle on this old world after all.

Meister Eckhart

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.

Paulo Coelho

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.

Susan Kay

None of us can choose where we shall love...

Marvin J. Ashton

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.

Gautama Buddha

True love is born from understanding.

Frederick Buechner

If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.

Stephen Fry

No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.

Ambrose Bierce

Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.

Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.


To perceive is to suffer.. Aristotle
To perceive is to suffer.

Joss Whedon

Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck.

Craig Silvey

I don't understand a thing about this world: about people, and why they do the things they do. The more I find out, the more I uncover, the more I know, the less I understand.

Tara Kelly

All I know is I make sense to me- it's other people who seem complicated.

Anaïs Nin

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

Sigmund Freud

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

Neal Stephenson

She's a woman, you're a dude. You're not supposed to understand her. That's not what she's after.... She doesn't want you to understand her. She knows that's impossible. She just wants you to understand yourself. Everything else is negotiable.

E.M. Forster

It is so difficult - at least, I find it difficult - to understand people who speak the truth.

Bob Ong

hindi dahil sa hindi mo naiintindihan ang isang bagay ay kasinungalingan na ito. at hindi lahat ng kaya mong intindihin ay katotohanan.

Jodi Picoult

I was starting to see that what looks like garbage from one angle might be art from another. Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself; maybe you needed to get whacked hard by life before you understood what you wanted out of it.

Toba Beta

Truth ain't be in secret site to be found.
It lies within certain levels of understanding and knowledge.

Toba Beta

The limited mind owned by human..
requires billions of brains of many generations,
before capable enough to understand the truth,
the kind of truth which will set us free.

J.M. Coetzee

Erklären heißt verzeihen, erklärt zu werden heißt Verzeihung erlangen [...]

Cyrus Panjvani

Clarity is like casting light. Clarity allows us to see better and eases the path of understanding. And just as one light source need not deny the illumination of another but can add to it, the understanding gained through one explanation can stand to gain from another, even if it is different in approach. The truth is more exclusive...

Rebecca McNutt

You don't understand," Alecto replied vacantly. "It isn't that I want to die... I just don't want to exist.

Elizabeth George

The ability to discern truth comes from learning, growing, and understanding the Bible.. Elizabeth George
The ability to discern truth comes from learning, growing, and understanding the Bible.

Alexandre Dumas

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

Eric Hoffer

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Martha Grimes

Before you hate something you should try to understand it.

Edgar Allan Poe

If we cannot comprehend God in his visible works, how then in his inconceivable thoughts, that
If we cannot comprehend God in his visible works, how then in his inconceivable thoughts, that call the works into being?

Jostein Gaarder

People are, generally speaking, either dead certain or totally indifferent (Both types are crawling around deep down in the rabbit's fur!)

Mustafa Said

The term I despise most is motivation. Motivation is an unreliable tease and isn't worth your time. Motivation is fleeting, DISCIPLINE is reliable. Cultivate DISCIPLINE and FORCE yourself to do things to better yourself. It isn't about keeping yourself motivated, it's about how to train yourself to work without it.

Albert Einstein

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.. Albert Einstein
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Bob Dylan

Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.

Pittacus Lore

He who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it.

Marshall McLuhan

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and

Jack Tempchin

Just remember this, my girl, when you look up in the sky you can see the stars and still not see the light.


Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

Jacob Bronowski

Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding

Samuel Johnson

He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood.

Amit Ray

Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.

Amit Ray

Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.

Margaret Atwood

We understand more than we know.. Margaret Atwood
We understand more than we know.

Carson McCullers

There are those who know and those who don't know. And for every ten thousand who don't know there's only one who knows. That's the miracle of all time-the fact that these millions know so much but don't know this.

Sandra Lake

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.

Diane Goold

Wisdom keeps us from making foolish mistakes.

Johnathan Jena

True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes, you are both the prison and the key.

Jill Telford

We are all different. God made us that way. Drawing a line in the sand due to that is indeed unfortunate.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

The best of your life could be the rest of your life, if you decide it will be so.


Men all pay homage to what understanding understands, but no one understands enough to rely upon what understanding does not understand and thereby come to understand.


In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow.

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