Understanding Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Understanding

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The year 1915 was one of meager results, the advantages remaining on the side of the Central Powers, with this understanding, however: The Allies were growing stronger because Great Britain was making rapid progress in marshaling her resources for war.
~By Kelly Miller ~


It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on.
~By Bob Geldof ~


From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies.
~By Charles W. Calomiris ~


In particular, people have trouble understanding where I stand in relation to my characters, and very often this gets reduced to me making vicious fun of them.
~By Todd Solondz ~


The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights we need to have really come from the inside out. To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding, is essential to the next step.
~By Patricia Sun ~


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


The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important.
~By Brooke Shields ~


This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director.
~By Ben Edwards ~


I am passionately interested in understanding how my country works. And if you want to know about this thing called the United States of America you have to know about the Civil War.
~By Ken Burns ~


The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet.
~By Martin L. Gross ~


I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding."
~By John Searle ~


For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding; and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
~By Xenophon ~


Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it.
~By Glenn Beck ~


When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.
~By Ellen Terry ~


One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is.
~By Frank Herbert ~


Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem.
~By Roy Spencer ~


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


To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
~By Anatole Broyard ~


In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
~By Mother Teresa ~


It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be.
~By Chris Van Hollen ~


The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.
~By Arthur Henderson ~


If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.
~By Dee Hock ~


A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.
~By Diane Johnson ~


The O.J. Simpson case, they had no understanding of that DNA evidence, and didn't want to.
~By Joseph Wambaugh ~


I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
~By James Boswell ~


The tendency of philosophers who know nothing of machinery is to talk of man as a mere mechanism, intending by this to imply that he is without purpose. This shows a lack of understanding of machines as well as of man.
~By Arthur Young ~


Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
~By C. Wright Mills ~


Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying.
~By Pete du Pont ~


I owe much to mother. She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
~By David Rockefeller ~


Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something.
~By Mark Rylance ~


Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Being a good television screenwriter requires an understanding of the way film accelerates the communication of words.
~By Steven Bochco ~


Toby not being there doesn't bother me, I mean I can work with anybody as long as we get along and as long as they've got an understanding of what I want and what I'm aiming for. To start with, when he left, it was difficult.
~By Jay Kay ~


The world changes materially. Science makes advances in technology and understanding. But the world of humanity doesn't change.
~By Pierre Schaeffer ~


More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor.
~By John W. Vessey, Jr. ~


It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.
~By Felix Frankfurter ~


When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
~By Jean Rostand ~


More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding.
~By Paul D. Boyer ~


But without the experience of actually singing or playing these things yourself, you don't have the same kind of involvement or understanding of what these musical moves mean. And that is a very big problem in addressing the future of music.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


I feel that an understanding could be reached with Germany which would result in a lasting peace with Europe and believe that a German victory is preferable to a British and Soviet victory.
~By Pierre Laval ~


Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Poetry should be able to reach everybody, and it should be able to appeal to all levels of understanding.
~By Peter Davison ~


Lives have been altered in fundamental ways, and later, after they acquire a more complete understanding of what goals are actually attainable, many are left facing a lot of pain and frustration. And yet, there's no culture of complaint.
~By Garry Trudeau ~


Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood.
~By George Takei ~


I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella.
~By Haley Barbour ~


A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Subject the material world to the higher ends by understanding it in all its relations to daily life and action.
~By Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards ~


And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
~By Black Elk ~


We're understanding what Obama is. He is the great teacher. He is this guy that stands above everybody. There's some condescension in it, but he stands above everybody and says, 'Now, listen. You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably. You have to get along here and I am going to show you the way.' It is a pretty brave role in many ways.
~By Evan Thomas ~


My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
~By Stephen Hawking ~


Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem.
~By Paul Nurse ~


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.
~By Charles Kettering ~


As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love.
~By Ruth St. Denis ~


I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place.
~By Rick Wakeman ~


We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.
~By Ella Maillart ~


The will to label will always prevail over what's being labeled, usually at the expense of either truth or understanding.
~By Boyd Rice ~


Whether it be the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.
~By Junius ~


There are clear cases in which "understanding" literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
~By John Searle ~


What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding." He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
~By Karl Rove ~


Sometimes a great wound or concussion of the head, especially which happens by falling headlong from an high place, brings a prejudice and weakness to the animal faculty, dulling the understanding.
~By Thomas Willis ~


You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters' thoughts with great understanding and depth.
~By Richard Russo ~


Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding.
~By Friedrich August von Hayek ~


A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
~By Vernon Howard ~


Maybe our telling of the story wasn't as clear as it should have been, but I don't think that's true. In terms of understanding the story, it comes across.
~By Joel Coen ~


Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
~By Robert Delaunay ~


The one thing I seek above all else is understanding. Sometimes I'm so frustrated and I don't get it. But I'm lucky to have a good management team and people around me who explain things and answer my questions.
~By Justin Guarini ~


The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that's what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment.
~By Craig T. Nelson ~


For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


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


The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
~By William Trevor ~


We have to understand how the extremists got the way they are. Without that kind of understanding, we'd never really get to know them. I put in nothing about their childhoods. But what I have put in is stuff about the weird symbiotic relationship between us and them.
~By Jon Ronson ~


The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


Understanding POV is essential, or ought to be.
~By Arthur Herzog ~


Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
~By Ashley Judd ~


Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.
~By Bo Bennett ~


However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant.
~By Nobuo Uematsu ~


Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
~By Will Adams ~


The moment I saw the model and heard about the complementing base pairs I realized that it was the key to understanding all the problems in biology we had found intractable - it was the birth of molecular biology.
~By Sydney Brenner ~


Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
~By Christopher Fry ~


When I last went to Italy, over two years ago, I had a lot more trouble understanding the language than I used to when I lived there for a year. I used to speak very little but I could understand very well.
~By Marcel Carne ~


They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results, they are a happy team.
~By David Gower ~


A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.
~By George Savile ~


Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
~By Raoul Vaneigem ~


But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.
~By Sandra Cisneros ~


An international race in the relevant technologies is getting under way at this point, not necessarily with an understanding of where that race leads in the long run, but strongly motivated by the short-term payoffs.
~By K. Eric Drexler ~


But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
~By Jim Bunning ~


I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present than understanding the lessons learned from those who have come before us.
~By Charlie Gonzalez ~


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


One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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


That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
~By Edward Abbey ~


The role of the musician is to go from concept to full execution. Put another way, it's to go from understanding the content of something to really learning how to communicate it and make sure it's well-received and lives in somebody else.
~By Yo-Yo Ma ~

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May 23 ,2022
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