Understanding Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Understanding

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In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world.
~By Renata Adler ~


High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa'ida organization that was attacking this country.
~By Dennis C. Blair ~


My understanding is that what was provided was general order of battle information, not operational intelligence. I certainly have no knowledge of US participation in preparing battle and strike packages and doubt strongly that that occurred.
~By Frank Carlucci ~


I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
~By LaToya Jackson ~


Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
~By Roland Allen ~


You can get digital technology that almost is film quality, and go make little films and do everything you can to find a little understanding of your own voice and it will grow - Don't take no for an answer - Take every opportunity you can to do something.
~By Jon Voight ~


Everything that I'm attempting to do is based on my understanding of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and what he wanted for his people.
~By Louis Farrakhan ~


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 ~


These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
~By Giraldus Cambrensis ~


In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.
~By Margaret E. Sangster ~


This field is not necessarily glamorous, nor does it often produce immediate results, but it seeks to increase our basic understanding of living processes.
~By Aaron Klug ~


There is no teacher, living or past, who can give us the actual understanding of Truth. A teacher can only put our feet upon the path and point the way. That is all. It is wholly dependent on the individual to make his way to Truth.
~By Paul Twitchell ~


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 ~


I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


People whose understanding and taste in literature, painting, and music are beyond question are, for the most part, ignorant of what is good or bad art in the theater.
~By Minnie Maddern Fiske ~


Just as women's bodies are softer than men's, so their understanding is sharper.
~By Christine de Pisan ~


I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
~By Richard Dawkins ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.
~By Harold Evans ~


If somebody comes to a neighborhood coffee hour, or goes to a discussion group, and they have a discussion, I do think that people really walk away with a real understanding of the issues.
~By Mike Lowry ~


Understanding is a two-way street.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


No one bothered reading the books and understanding - and again, I'm not being high-falutin' about it - but I think our books are great literature with great metaphors of real life dealing with fears and hopes.
~By Avi Arad ~


Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


The proper route to an understanding of the world is an examination of our errors about it.
~By Errol Morris ~


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 ~


If we are all in agreement on the decision - then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
~By Alfred P. Sloan ~


Briefly, to program it requires an absolute understanding of how all 65,536 processors are interconnected.
~By Philip Emeagwali ~


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 ~


Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
~By Clifford Stoll ~


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


Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
~By Martin Luther ~


My ideas are always better. We have an understanding in place.
~By Larry Wachowski ~


The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
~By Carl Sagan ~


All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
~By Alice Walker ~


Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself.
~By George G. Simpson ~


Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality.
~By John Hutton ~


Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is.
~By Juan Cole ~


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 ~


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


The fact that it wasn't tells me that we've got a much more fundamental problem of understanding what went wrong, and we've got to figure out what was there. And that's what I call fundamental fault analysis.
~By David Kay ~


Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing.
~By Marilyn Ferguson ~


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
~By David Attenborough ~


Our ability to effectively engage China and the Arab world rests on shared economic and political interests and mutual understanding.
~By Rick Larsen ~


User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave - and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.
~By Jesse James Garrett ~


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


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 ~


Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and move from experience to understanding. They don't start with certain general principles they think beforehand are likely to be true; they just hope to find out what reality is like.
~By John Polkinghorne ~


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 ~


Being, belief and reason are pure relations, which cannot be dealt with absolutely, and are not things but pure scholastic concepts, signs for understanding, not for worshipping, aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Over the course of time this gave us a deep respect for ideas, both our own and those of others, and an understanding that conflict through debate is a powerful means of revealing truth.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future.
~By Dee Hock ~


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


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 ~


Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order.
~By Ludwig Quidde ~


The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.
~By Walter Lippmann ~


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


Despite Japan's desires and efforts, unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan, England, the United States, and China understood circumstances, together with misunderstandings of attitudes, made it impossible for the parties to agree.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Without television and mass communication, that knowledge wouldn't exist. So I think it actually has the possibility of turning people into more understanding and more empathetic people.
~By John Warnock ~


I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it.
~By John O'Toole ~


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 ~


Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
~By R. D. Laing ~


Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
~By Robert Millikan ~


I can't talk about anything or write about anything if I don't understand it. So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of the time that I spend is understanding.
~By Alton Brown ~


Such as have reason, understanding, or common sense, will, and ought to make use of it in those things that concern themselves and their posterity, and suspect the words of such as are interested in deceiving or persuading them not to see with their own eyes.
~By Algernon Sydney ~


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 ~


Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
~By Carl Jung ~


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 ~


In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
~By Martin H. Fischer ~


We need to be more careful, but more compassionate. We must strike, not deal with terrorists, but to broaden our understanding of the world outside our borders.
~By Ricardo Lagos ~


Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
~By John Locke ~


I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding.
~By Gustav Mahler ~


When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it.
~By Andrzej Wajda ~


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 ~


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


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


This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding.
~By Albert Szent Gyorgyi ~


Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
~By Andre Gide ~


Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
~By Milton Friedman ~


I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life - whoever you are, whatever our differences.
~By John Denver ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits.
~By Donald Evans ~

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