25 Quotes Regarding Understanding


Hearing, seeing and understanding each other, humanity from one end of the earth to the other now lives simultaneously, omnipresent like a god thanks to its own creative ability. And, thanks to its victory over space and time, it would now be splendidly united for all time, if it were not confused again and again by that fatal delusion which causes humankind to keep on destroying this grandiose unity and to destroy itself with the same resources which gave it power over the elements.
Stefan Zweig

When understanding would be too difficult, I become trusting.
Mason Cooley

Every path to a new understanding begins in confusion.
Mason Cooley

Understanding replaces imaginary fears with real ones.
Mason Cooley

In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Baba Dioum

Come hither, and I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out. (2 Esdras, 14:25)
Apocrypha

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.
Minnie Maddern Fiske

Reasoning is compared to understanding as movement is to rest, or acquisition to possession.... Since movement always proceeds from something immovable, and ends in something at rest, hence it is that human reasoning, in the order of inquiry and discovery, proceeds from certain things absolutely understood—namely, the first principles; and, again, in the order of judgment, returns by analysis to first principles, in the light of which it examines what it has found. Now it is clear that rest and movement are not to be referred to different powers, but to one and the same.
Thomas Aquinas

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

It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
Soren Kierkegaard

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of man, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.
Abraham Lincoln

Here is the beginning of understanding: most parents are doing their best, and most children are doing their best, and they’re doing pretty well, all things considered.
Richard Louv

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.
George Jean Nathan

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do and crosswise to our purposes? For love to bridge these opposites through joy it must not eliminate or deny them.—Even self-love presupposes an irreconcilable duality (or multiplicity) in a single person.
Frederick Nietzsche

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

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
Bertrand Russell

And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:47)
Bible

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