Understanding Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Understanding

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Culture's essential service to a religion is to destroy intellectual idolatry, the recurrent tendency in religion to replace the object of its worship with its present understanding and forms of approach to that object.
~By Northrop Frye ~


If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment.
~By Dave Pelzer ~


We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
~By Dave Davies ~


At MIT, I had the good fortune for seven years to teach network theory, which is basic to many disciplines, to one-third of the undergraduate student body. It was an experiment to see how high we could bring their level of understanding, and it exceeded all of my expectations.
~By Amar Bose ~


In thinking about nanotechnology today, what's most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.
~By K. Eric Drexler ~


When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


Not only the entire ability to think rests on language... but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it.
~By Edward James Olmos ~


The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding - that existence is a struggle.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


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 ~


Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
~By Burt Rutan ~


The trouble with the Labour Party leadership and the trade union leadership, they're quite willing to applaud millions on the streets of the Philippines or in Eastern Europe, without understanding the need to also produce millions of people on the streets of Britain.
~By Arthur Scargill ~


Either your understanding of the meaning of music is there from the beginning or it is not.
~By Gordon Getty ~


I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
~By Anthony Perkins ~


I knew you had to go in and audition and maybe they'd hire you, and that's where you start. I had a good understanding about press: that it's the actor's responsibility to publicize his or her films.
~By Laura Dern ~


We often attribute 'understanding' and other cognitive predicates by metaphor and analogy to cars, adding machines, and other artifacts, but nothing is proved by such attributions.
~By John Searle ~


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 ~


For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.
~By Robert Penn Warren ~


It is no longer a question of a Christian going about to convert others to the faith, but of each one being ready to listen to the other and so to grow together in mutual understanding.
~By Bede Griffiths ~


You need a graphic understanding of a situation to make a complete judgment and we didn't have that.
~By William Scranton ~


On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
~By Edward Albert ~


Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.
~By Maimonides ~


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 ~


Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
~By Marian Anderson ~


In such diffused changes of culture two factors are necessary: contact and understanding.
~By Hu Shih ~


I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
~By Tony Robbins ~


For me context is the key - from that comes the understanding of everything.
~By Kenneth Noland ~


Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
~By W. Clement Stone ~


Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.
~By Sue Johanson ~


Thanks to nanny, I've got a deep understanding of Russian tales.
~By Modest Mussorgsky ~


The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
~By Jack Valenti ~


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


I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge.
~By David Kay ~


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


Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious.
~By Giorgio Moroder ~


A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
~By Minna Antrim ~


More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries.
~By Gro Harlem Brundtland ~


Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


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 ~


When I realized, in 1978, that Lucy did represent a new species of human ancestor, and that I had an opportunity to name this new species, I realized this was a revolutionary step in understanding human origins.
~By Donald Johanson ~


To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
~By Steven Brust ~


I think Shakespeare had a lot to contribute with his understanding of the human condition.
~By Sharon Gless ~


Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


In fact, jazz has such a great feeling and great emotional content that it really doesn't require you to have technical understanding of it. I think you just have to allow your feelings to go with the music and you will find yourself carried along by it fairly quickly.
~By Dave Holland ~


In reality I have said very little things; I didn't point out many things to Geoffrey, I trusted very much not only his understanding of what I was doing, or what I wanted to do, in that moment.
~By Victoria de los Angeles ~


The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true.
~By Neale Donald Walsch ~


An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance, which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.
~By Edward Grey ~


To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.
~By William James ~


Throughout its history, the international Olympic Committee has struggled to spread its ideal of fraternity, friendship, peace and universal understanding.
~By Juan Antonio Samaranch ~


A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.
~By Chin-Ning Chu ~


I definitely feel we're moving forward. There's a lot more understanding... there's less fear and we're working on there being less hatred.
~By Melissa Etheridge ~


It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


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


This is what America is about when it comes to understanding that it is equal opportunity versus equal achievement. Each and every one of us has the opportunity for greatness in this country.
~By Allen West ~


Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
~By Ann Landers ~


This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.
~By Sally Schneider ~


The name Peace River itself is the monument of a successful effort on the part of the Company to bring about a better understanding between the Crees and the Beavers.
~By Ernest Thompson Seton ~


But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
~By Marc Bloch ~


People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better.
~By Jane Rule ~


The scientist's inquiry into the causes of things is providing an ever more extensive understanding of nature.
~By Kenneth G. Wilson ~


To be totally understanding makes one very indulgent.
~By Madame de Stael ~


What I really have in my head, my imagination, my understanding of music, I never really get that out.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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 don't know the taxpayer has perhaps much of an understanding of just how much wealth has been and is being and can be created that flows through the economy and just how many jobs depend upon it.
~By John Anderson ~


We are either going to dissolve as a human race or we are going to break through into a new understanding of what it is to be a human being.
~By Terry Riley ~


In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
~By Mark Foley ~


There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
~By Edward Zwick ~


Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


Our philosophy precedes from the belief that sport is an inalienable part of the educational process and a factor for promoting peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding among peoples.
~By Juan Antonio Samaranch ~


I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death - the only certainty that life holds for us - must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


It's understanding the intention of a composer that allows a producer and an arranger to make those moments speak.
~By Michael Bolton ~


My understanding is that Olivia had no idea what was going on.
~By Crystal Chappell ~


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


The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.
~By John Cage ~


Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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


Such an arrangement would provide Taiwan and China with a forum for dialogue whereby they may forge closer ties based on mutual understanding and respect, leading to permanent peace in the Taiwan Strait.
~By Nick Lampson ~


Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.
~By George Savile ~


With European powers no new subjects of difficulty have arisen, and those which were under discussion, although not terminated, do not present a more unfavorable aspect for the future preservation of that good understanding which it has ever been our desire to cultivate.
~By Martin Van Buren ~


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 ~


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.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
~By James Talent ~


The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
~By Sol LeWitt ~


Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
~By Andre Gide ~


Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
~By Terry Riley ~


The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
~By Audre Lorde ~


The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding.
~By John Warnock ~


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


Every Body has so good an Opinion of their own Understanding as to think their own way the best.
~By Mary Astell ~


I was just talking about women, just in terms of understanding them as much as we can ever understand the opposite sex. I'm trying to let go of certain male approaches to things that you inherit, that you grow up with.
~By Fred Ward ~


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 ~


Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious, though some survive it in the hands of very careful and understanding teachers.
~By Alma Gluck ~


Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~

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