927 Inspiring Quotes about Understanding

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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.

— Robert Boyle, The Sceptical Chymist

It seems very strange that one must turn back, and be transported to the very beginnings of history, in order to arrive at an understanding of humanity as it is at present.

— Émile Durkheim, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

No better school invented yet than the school of loneliness in the matters of understanding our deep-self!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Innovation needs preparation, collaboration and the light of the soul. Every challenge provides that light – a greater depth of understanding about life and truth.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Each day I wake up with a naive perspective of life and universe, and walk towards understanding a little more about the true nature of human perception with all its vivacious nuances and behavioral expressions.

— Abhijit Naskar

If you are setting a goal without understanding the reason for it, then maybe you should reevaluate the goal in general.

— Tina Brown

B.O.B. and I have a longtime understanding – when we’re done with each other, we know exactly which one of us has been used, and it isn’t me. Good night Gideon.

— Sylvia Day, Bared to You

Mirroring provides social cues through body language and behavior which enable us to develop more empathy and understanding for others.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

I don’t know what understanding myself is. I don’t look inside.I don’t believe I exist behind myself.

— Alberto Caeiro, Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa,: Including Poems by His Heteronyms: Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis [And] Alvaro de Campos, as Well as Some of His Eng

Understanding the long, sordid history of gun control in America is key to understanding the dangers of disarming.

— Niger Innis

Super-envious of the fact that Daft Punk can wear robot helmets and be one of the most famous bands in the world, while also understanding that will never be my situation.

— Frank Ocean

A man’s capable of understanding anything – how the ether vibrates, and what’s going on in the sun – but how any other man can blow his nose differently from him, that he’s incapable of understanding.

— Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons

Love is treating yourself at least as well as you treat others, understanding when someone isn’t good for you and knowing when it’s time to walk away…

— BJ Morin

I saw something I could never forget. I saw lifetimes of acknowledgement, fear, wisdom, questioning, and understanding in a child’s eye. It was the worst thing I would ever witness.

— Shannon A. Thompson, November Snow

If you had all the time in the world but your knowledge, wisdom and understanding remained unchanged, your life would remain the same.

— Mensah Oteh

Through understanding comes control. Through ignorance one goes on forcing and suppressing. Always do everything with understanding, and you never harm yourself or anybody else.

— Osho, Yoga: The Science of the Soul

The focus on our destiny and understanding our true self keeps us from not giving up

— Sunday Adelaja

The test of learning psychology is whether your understanding of situations you encounter has changed, not whether you have learned a new fact.

— Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

I would call myself a Gnostic. Which means, I’m interested in pursuing and understanding the spiritual nature of things. A Gnostic is somebody seeking knowledge of that aspect of reality.

— Robert Crumb

Knowledge makes you strong, understanding makes you formidable, wisdom makes you powerful, and love makes you invincible.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Maturity gives the best understanding of our human head and heart. Every decision we take seems less important after the results of the action.

— Bhavik Sarkhedi, The Weak Point Dealer

Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.

— Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

After mutual respect and understanding are achieved, it is possible to establish real, sincere relationships, which is the foundation of a solid long-term collaboration.

— Ron Garan, The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.

— Alfred Adler

the eyes of your understanding will see through to get Great Success

— Ikechukwu Joseph, Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom: the tripartite force in the pursuit of Divine Access

Only by intertwining these two perspectives, the biological and the phenomenological, can we gain a fuller understanding of the immanent purposiveness of the organism and the deep continuity of life and mind.

— Evan Thompson, Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind

Developing your emotional intelligence will allow you to explore new depths of understanding in yourself and others.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

In order for one to be converted to the ‘dark’ side he/she must have a complete understanding of the ‘light’ side. With it’s understanding we would all want to defy, overpower, or destroy what it is capable of.

— Jonathan Bingham

The closer we come to understanding the challenges of autism, the better we are placed to accommodate and educate without risking removing that individuality we all love.

— Adele Devine, Colour Coding for Learners with Autism: A Resource Book for Creating Meaning through Colour at Home and School

To be mature you have to realize what you value most… Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.

— Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Through the mind and judgment, it is not possible to understandoneself and others.True understanding isa compassionate heart.

— Human Angels, 365 Wisdom Pills

Light means knowledge in the Greek language it can also be translated as illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom

— Sunday Adelaja

Books; I repeat, for they’ve not only been a solace during the long years but also provided the keys to understanding other people’s ideas and achievements, their hopes and fears, quirks and foibles, their dreams…..their demons

— Eliza Granville, Gretel and the Dark

In a human development sense, our understanding of leadership has essentially “grown up” and moved past personal ego and a self-centered view of things.

— Linda Fisher Thornton

Nobody is smarter than you are. And what if they are? What good is their understanding doing you?

— Terence McKenna

So once I shut down my privilege of disliking anyone I choose and holding myself aloof if I could manage it greater understanding growing compassion came to me.

— Catharine Marshall

To have a deeper understanding of life one must pause from looking outward and travel inward into the depths of consciousness.

— Jiulio Consiglio

Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world.

— Shannon L. Alder

To see evil and call it good, mocks God. Worse, it makes goodness meaningless. A word without meaning is an abomination, for when the word passes beyond understanding the very thing the word stands for passes out of the world and cannot be recalled.

— Stephen R. Lawhead, Arthur

From the FA to UEFA and FIFA, there’s a naivety, a lack of knowledge and understanding and packed with people who are out of touch.

— George Best

And though history sadly doesn’t credit the man who first thought of tilting a bicycle’s steering axis, it is more likely to be because of feet striking the wheel than an understanding of stability.

— Robert Penn, It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

We hunger after the sweet nectar of happiness without understanding that it is harvested from the flowering field of good deeds.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

We have reduced the understanding of prayers to incantations.

— Sunday Adelaja

People must come to the understanding that they do not have a fixed identity. They have the power to identify and alter features of their personalities that they find negative or unpleasant.

— Lisa Firestone, The Self Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation

We can have no significant understanding of any culture unless we also know the silences that were intentionally created and guaranteed along with it.– Gerald Sider.

— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.

— Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage

A bad media creates a bad world and a good media makes the world good. The day all forms of media will stop functioning, we shall get a good understanding of the real meaning, value and impact of the media.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The understanding of art depends finally upon one’s willingness to extend one’s humanity and one’s knowledge of human life.

— Ralph Ellison

Knowledge is the path, understanding is the way, wisdom is the highway, and enlightenment is the destination.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

— Dwight L. Moody

enjoying life should be of much greater concern than understanding it.

— Will Fetters, Memoirs

Talent is the presence of ability and absence of understanding about the source and operation of knowledge.

— Idries Shah, Reflections

Mutual understanding and help are the foundation of a strong team.

— Sunday Adelaja

I’m a most lucky and thankful woman. Lucky and thankful for each morning I wake up. For three wonderful daughters and one son. For an understanding and very loving husband with whom I’ve shared fifty-two blessed years all in good health.

— Thelma Elliott

My family has had to become quite understanding about me not returning phone calls when I’m filming.

— Anna Kendrick

One of the greatest gifts from God is the eternal perspective. It is a level of fearlessness, a level of understanding where one can experience even emotional harmony with God.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Empathize with others. You may easily get into a situation where you need the understanding of others.

— Eraldo Banovac

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

In understanding and developing your true identity, you can stand on solid ground because you are a person of God’s unique creation

— Sunday Adelaja

The proper biblical understanding of sin is much more radical and far-reaching. It can never be used as a weapon, because it will recoil on anyone who tries to deploy it that way.

— Timothy J. Keller, Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms.

— Sterling K. Brown

I believe the process of going from confusion to understanding is a precious, even emotional, experience that can be the foundation of self-confidence.

— Brian Greene

Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There’s no understanding of it.

— Glenn Beck

Maturity is not when we start speaking big things.It is when we start understanding the small things ……. @R$H

— Arshdeep Singh Samrala

If God the Father and God the Son use light, knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom to function on the earth, it means that is the greatest power in existence.

— Sunday Adelaja

Only in full surrender to the Spirit and to the Writings of God can a man or woman hope to find wisdom, knowledge, or an understanding of Spiritual things.

— Todd Coburn, Reflection of the Son

Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one’s past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.

— Anderson Cooper

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

— Edward Albert

Life is the first gift love is the second and understanding the third.

— Marge Piercy

Ignite the fire of loving kindness in your soul, fuel that fire with understanding and compassion for others, and start a bonfire of love worldwide.

— Nanette Mathews

Having and understanding of the ‘why’ will help having an understanding of the ‘how’.

— Bobby Darnell, Time For Dervin – Living Large In Geiggityville

It’s not about how skinny you are or how much money or how many diamonds you have – that’s the fluff that people sometimes look at as being the main thing. It’s about understanding that the things that make you fabulous are all inside of you.

— Kimora Lee Simmons

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are-not necessarily a religious feeling but deep down the spirit within-that you can begin to take control.

— Oprah Winfrey

The reason for the absence of success is not because of lack of money but because of theabsence of the understanding of the principles of success

— Sunday Adelaja

A child is like a relationship. You can only shape it as it’s growing, or it becomes a menace if let to grow without respect, understanding and focus.

— Andew-Knox B Kaniki

To flourish in any field of activity you need to gain a deep understanding of it.

— Rod Judkins, The Art of Creative Thinking

By Soulfully understanding all you are – there is no need to fret about what to do next, or when.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

The materialistic view of happiness of our age starkly revealed in our understanding of the word “luxury.

— Alain de Botton

Martha thanks Sylvia, gesturing with the book. “Just remember not to try to hard with understanding it, ” Sylvia says. “Like people, they’re best not to be too thoroughly understood.

— Naomi Wood, Mrs. Hemingway

The only good understanding is to obey the God’s commandment.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

An understanding of our position in Christ gives us security

— Sunday Adelaja

It has an unhappy effect upon the human understanding and temper, for a man to be compelled in his gravest investigation of an argument, to consider, not what is true, but what is convenient.

— William Godwin, Life of Geoffrey Chaucer; The Early English Poet: Including Memoirs of His Near Friend and Kinsman, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: With Sketches of the Manners, Opinions, Arts and Literature of England in the Fourteenth Century Volume 1

Don’t you sense the enormity of your mistake – you invade a country without understanding its music. – Norman Mailer

— Mark Kurlansky, 1968: The Year That Rocked the World

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

— Elizabeth George, One-Minute Inspirations for Women

Bowen looked nervously about for peasants. It would be unendurable if they all turned out to be full of instinctive wisdom and natural good manners and unself-conscious grace and a deep, articulate understanding of death.

— Kingsley Amis, I Like it Here

One of the great failings of the American education system (in our view) is that young people can graduate from university without any understanding of poverty at home or abroad.

— Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Developing your EI will allow you to explore new depths of understanding in yourself and others. It will give you insight as to why people behave as they do and assist you in areas you may wish to improve.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

…treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can’tuntil you do understand.

— Kim Harrison

Science increases our understanding in proportion as it lowers our pride.

— Claude Bernard

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— C.G. Jung

Greed, corruption, violence, sin, deception all come from a lack of understanding that we’re all connected.

— Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III – Adult Version

We become happier by advancing our understanding of life and by finding its endless beauty.

— Debasish Mridha

When you experience something, it actually widens your understanding about everything.

— Jayson Engay

His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.

— John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

All communication involves faith; indeed, some linguisticians hold that the potential obstacles to acts of verbal understanding are so many and diverse that it is a minor miracle that they take place at all.

— Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

Good fiction writers have an instinctive understanding of human nature. That’s what makes stories and characters captivating. Good spiritual writers share what they sincerely practice themselves.

— Donna Goddard

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

— Helen Keller

If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.

— Hazel Henderson

What a rich wisdom it would be, and how much more bountiful a harvest, to gain pleasure not from achieving personal perfection but from understanding the inevitability of imperfection and pardoning those who also fall short of it.

— Barbara Kingsolver, Small Wonder

May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life.

— Heber J. Grant

If you go deeper into the details of your calling, finding out new things about it, seeking wisdom and understanding from God on it, this in itself will cause you to be successful. He that tills his land will be satisfied with bread.

— Pastor Adelaja Sunday

Sometimes a person has to go back really back-to have a sense an understanding of all that’s gone to make them-before they can go forward.

— Paule Marshall

If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it – London, the people of the south.

— Martin Cruz Smith

Don’t try to reach God with your understanding that is impossible. Reach him in love that is possible.

— Carlo Carretto

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

— Milton Friedman

Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge, but understanding is the beginning of wisdom.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.

— Joanna Field

Courage lays within easy reach of a child who knows nothing of how easily understanding can unravel, leaving a set of rules that apply to nothing, and an empty heart.

— Sonja Yoerg, The Middle of Somewhere

Very small errors in our understanding of the Gospel can result in very big problems.

— C.J. Mahaney, Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.

— Lloyd Alexander

Sharing your kindness sparks understanding all around. Then like fireflies in the night, twinkling love surrounds you.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

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.

— Terry Riley

Your inner understanding of Love – can be extended beyond all you have ever known, before.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Love: Soulfully Inspiring You to Uncover the Essence of True Love That Exists, Within

The parts of my mind that apply logic and understanding had somehow abandoned me, and something primitive and instinctual took control.

— Danielle Rohr, Water Falls Down

Darwin gives courage to the rest of science that we shall end up understanding literally everything, springing from almost nothing – a thought extremely hard to comprehend and believe.

— Richard Dawkins

Literature recounts history, explores knowledge, narrates universal themes of human existence, actives human conscience, enhances understanding of human motives, and explicates the nuances of human behavior.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

To pursue kingdom understanding of what makes its lifestyle work on earth ask specific kingdom questions

— Sunday Adelaja

The past, with its monstrous depth and span, reached toward him, demanding an understanding that he simply could not give it. His mind was too young and too narrow to withstand the onrush of her life.

— Karen Russell, The Bog Girl

You always have a choice to know your life and live with the understanding or simply give up, to the daily pressure of life.

— Roshan Sharma

Learning the Holocaust is not meant to scare you but to deepen your understanding about the world.

— Sarah Enchanted

Don’t you agree? Swordplay is a dance of sorts, an understanding of the logical, most sophisticated next step. Except that in a fight, one must take the unexpected step. In dance it is all about taking the right, expected step.

— Lisa Tawn Bergren, Waterfall

It is called understanding when one accepts other’s talks of wisdom; but, where is the wisdom filled talk in this era?

— Dada Bhagwan

Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.

— Mae Jemison

Between understanding and faith immediate connections must subsist.

— Marquis de Sade

To inquire into the intricacies of a distant landscape, then, is to provoke thoughts about one’s own interior landscape, and the familiar landscapes of memory. The land urges us to come around to an understanding of ourselves.

— Barry López

When we try to understand another, we reveal ourselves, and in revealing ourselves we are able to be understood. Our heart declares itself to another heart, and that which is common between us becomes the bridge over which understanding crosses.

— Kent Nerburn, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis

Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awarness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life.

— Eugène Carrière

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint and he understands ours then we can sit down and work out our differences.

— Harry S. Truman

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Knowing it without understanding it is enough for one to be qualified a fool;Understanding without relative adherence, masters one in foolishness.

— Caleb Ricketts

I’d already figured out that not understanding my failings was another one of my failings.

— Melissa Bank, The Wonder Spot

“Honesty” without compassion and understanding is not honesty but subtle hostility.

— Rose N. Franzblau

But I try not to think with my gut. If I’m serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble.

— Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

You cannot understand God without understanding people

— Sunday Adelaja

In understanding the basics of digestion, you’ll discover who’s in charge. Here’s a hint. It’s not you.

— Nancy S. Mure

Think independently and critically, but never forget to think with understanding and love.

— Debasish Mridha

Through understanding of God way’s of grace, a man find grace to turn away from evil.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Being human in a world with no tolerance for humanity felt like a setup, a game I couldn’t win. But instead of understanding that there might be something wrong with the world, I decided there was something wrong with me.

— Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior

My idea of good living is not about eating high on the hog. Rather, to me, good living means understanding how food connects us to the earth.

— Ruth Reichl

The mass State has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather, for atomization, for the psychic isolation of the individual.

— C.G. Jung, The Undiscovered Self

Don’t underestimate the importance of reading and understanding God’s Word.

— Jim George

Deep down I believe each of us is a well-spring of understanding and wisdom, but we simply never allow the space or time for this understanding to rise to the level of conscious thought.

— Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

— C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

Being understanding is a curse because even if they hurt you, they are convinced “you will understand

— Himmilicious

Conversation enriches the understanding but solitude is the school of genius.

— Edward Gibbon

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

As I cooked in the cauldron of motherhood, the incredible love I felt for my children opened my heart and brought me a much greater understanding of universal love. It made me understand the suffering of the world much more deeply.

— Tsultrim Allione

War can’t bring peace only understanding and love can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

Unbelief is as much of a choice as belief is. What makes it in many ways more appealing is that whereas to believe in something requires some measure of understanding and effort, not to believe doesn’t require much of anything at all.

— Frederick Buechner, Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter’s Dictionary

Curiosity—asking questions—isn’t just a way of understanding the world. It’s a way of changing it.

— Brian Grazer, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

The purest form of thanksgiving unto God is a reflected in our knowledge and understanding about who He is, not what we receive from Him! Thanksgiving is a continuous celebration of God’s awesome nature and Supreme Being!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way.

— Sheri Dew

Through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life…By wisdom a house is built, by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

— King Solomon

The idea that computers can ever replace teachers and schools reveals a deep lack of understanding about the role leadership plays in student success.

— Wendy Kopp

Every future we imagine is transformed inexorably into a part of our children’s understanding of their past, of the assumptions their parents and grandparents could not help but make.The Killer Hook

— Michael Chabon

Sleep well in my arms tonight, love, but know that we must come to an understanding of sorts–for I be a full-blooded male as this fire in my loins doth remind me–and unfortunately, not the saint ye so obviously would have me!

— Virginia Aird, Captive Angel

Interestingly, people often boast that they are hard workers not understanding that hardworking means spending a lot of time and energy on work.

— Eraldo Banovac

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.

— Robert Hall

The artist is an educator of artists of the future who are able to understand and in the process of understanding perform unexpected – the best – evolutions.

— Saul Steinberg

It was a slow understanding that the lack of education in a country like Somalia creates these huge social problems.

— Amanda Lindhout

Because so many people use goodreads, it is an amazingly good—and amazingly underutilized—resource for understanding what people read, why, and how they feel about their reading experiences.

— John Green

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.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

It was Einstein’s dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein’s day hadn’t made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal.

— Stephen Hawking

…we can love someone without understanding that person.

— Dorothy Rowe

An understanding of Jesus is not a mere matter of intelligence. He has to be accepted by faith.

— Lloyd C. Douglas

The misery of sleep is beyond the understanding of men.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

To talk [negatively] about someone specific is considered slander. You need to have a general understanding about things. Slandering someone is a sign of going to a lower life form in the next birth.

— Dada Bhagwan

Sometimes it helps to swim to the other side of our understanding just to make sure all is well


The use of imaginative fiction is to deepen your understanding of your world, and your fellow men, and your own feelings, and your destiny.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction

How curious it was, how ironic, he decided, that the human brain seemed capable of understanding almost everything but itself.

— Edward B. Hanna, The Whitechapel Horrors

I am a child of the American Century, and I feel a genetic commitment to understanding why it happened, and why I take it so personally.

— Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them.

— Kenneth Branagh

I don’t know.” That was typical Sajaki; like all the genuinely clever people Sylveste had met he knew better than to feign understanding where none existed.

— Alastair Reynolds, Revelation Space

In many museums, you see one of this and one of that. You gain an understanding of what Abstract Expressionism or Minimalism is, but you aren’t given the chance to appreciate the mind of an artist.

— Robert J. Fisher

Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.

— Gerard Depardieu

Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning.

— Richard Neal

Day by day we increase in age. Step by step we reduce the number of our steps. When you grow old, you shall see life differently and you shall get a better understanding of the journey of life: how you lived it and how you should have lived it!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

Living my life socially means there is a swagger to how I dress, walk; it’s not about being ‘cool, ‘ it’s just being me – that’s understanding your place and your center – that’s what swagger is, and I guess that’s where the soul comes from.

— BJ the Chicago Kid

Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You can not rise above your understanding, yet our understanding largely stems from the quality and quantity of knowledge we have been privileged to acquire.

— Paul Bamikole

I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to ‘smack, ‘ and quickly.

— Dan Rather

In order for one to be converted to the ‘dark’ side he/she must have a complete understanding of the ‘light’ side With it’s understanding we all would want to defy, overpower, or destroy what it is capable of.

— Anonymous

People who dismiss science in favor of religion sometimes confuse the challenge of rigorously understanding the world with a deliberate intellectual exclusion that leads them to mistrust scientists and, to their detriment, what they discover.

— Lisa Randall

Your propensity to succeed in life is largely dependent on your understanding of the concept, your ability to discover your purpose, and your willingness to pursue and act on your purpose.

— D.S. Mashego

To experience the unknown, developing understanding and to care, that is our purpose.

— Maurice Randall

Misunderstanding of divine truths or lack of understanding are the only things that mayprevent a man from becoming God’s representative on earth

— Sunday Adelaja

A conscious understanding of the kind of cloth we wear, each moment of time, makes us be aware of what we must do or what we should never think of doing because of the cloth we wear!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

But it is my understanding that the health of the planet is affected by the health of every individual on it. As long as even two souls are locked in conflict, the whole of the world is contaminated by it.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

A hater is a person with a complete understanding of your destiny but assigns him or her self as a representative to work tirelessly on your misery.

— Johnnie Dent Jr.

Some are drawn to the light of your strength but can’t handle the darkness of your weaknesses. If they run when the light gets dim, don’t chase them. They have no understanding of how dark is necessary for light to shine its brightest.

— Sanjo Jendayi

…he seemed to grasp a deep understanding of the unfolding drama in which he had been caught. He seemed to understand something that few of even the wisest men of his day understood…God wanted a broken vessel.

— Gene Edwards, A Tale of Three Kings

Depth of understanding involves something which is more than merely a matter of deconstructive alertness it involves a measure of interpretative charity and at least the beginnings of a wide responsiveness.

— Stefan Collini

Raging over something that is invaluable can portray an individual’s sense of immaturity and lack of understanding about his or her actual needs for survival.

— Saaif Alam

People who don’t see you every day have a hard time understanding how on some days–good days–you can run three miles, but can barely walk across the parking lot on other days, ‘ [my mom] said quietly.

— Jennifer Starzec, Determination

Noble leaders choose: wisdom over wealth, knowledge over fame, understanding over honor, virtue over titles, and people over power.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Take it easy, friend, ” siad Peter, regaining his balance, quickly understanding the condition Henry w

— Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Red Riding Hood

The power of prayer is beyond the understanding of man

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Forgiveness without understanding is like faith without proof.

— Jessica Francis Kane, The Report

As long as you believe it is impossible, you close your mind to understanding it.

— Robin Hobb, Ship of Magic

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.

— John Hutton

Didn’t we all grow up understanding that bribes and payoffs – – by whatever name or rationale – – were bad. And that people were supposed to be the focal point of society, not money?

— Ray Bourhis, Revolt: The Secession of Mill Valley

Intelligence is a mere means of building ones focus, it’s knowledge, wisdom and understanding that is the factor that attributes to one achieving ones position in society to gain ones place to be a leader and a guide

— Marcelle Hinkson

All beliefs and understanding about everything in this universe that you currently hold to be true, are false.

— Mamur Mustapha

We can say that wisdom causes us to know, while understanding enables us to act.

— Shane Wall, Understanding: All Success Is Attained by It

By understanding the basic impediments to forgiveness, the repercussions of failing to forgive and the fruits of forgiveness, this will lead you gently to the shoreline of a distinct new and more powerful YOU.

— Stephen Richards, The Pain You Feel Today Is The Strength You Feel Tomorrow

Knowledge is strength, understanding is mastery, and wisdom is power.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

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.

— Marvin J. Ashton

Stop your ignorance! Seek for wisdom and give understanding a way!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When you have deep insights about someone, you are being very matured by trying to help this person to fulfill his or her potentials by having a deep understanding about his or her strengths and weaknesses.

— Saaif A

Change your understanding and then even the negative side of the blessings will make you rejoice in God’s blessings

— Sunday Adelaja

If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow — you are not understanding yourself.

— Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it’s not a product; it’s an understanding of human nature.

— Ai Weiwei

One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.

— Charles M. Blow

I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It’s impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes.

— Alan Dershowitz

When you really want something, and you couple that with an understanding of your nature, of your spiritual being, and the law that govern you, you will keep going, regardless of what’s happened. Nothing will stop you.

— Bob Proctor

The answer of understanding more books… is reading more. That’s the answer or read more creepypasta or listen to creepypasta.

— Deyth Banger

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

— George Orwell

If our children grow up with no understanding of right and wrong . . .no desire to live with integrity . . . no faith in God . . .their souls will be impoverished and they will miss life’s highest good.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Without understanding, there is no life. Either you act, out of understanding or act to develop understanding out of it.

— Roshan Sharma

An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.

— David Attenborough

If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.

— Nhat Hanh

My understanding is that Kansas, Massachusetts, they’ve been more pioneers on the special education side.

— Margaret Spellings

Love is a heart’s feeling, there is no understanding or judging.

— Debasish Mridha

I fear falling in love and understanding why.

— Dominic Riccitello

I was lucky enough to be fairly quick at understanding what was taught, but unlucky enough not to be really interested in it, so I always got my exams but never had the scholar’s love of learning for its own sake.

— Maeve Binchy

The key to cultivating confidence in ourselves is understanding our right to make the truth our own.

— Sharon Salzberg, A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness

We can not hear or see everything, but a experience let us understanding it.

— Jan Jansen

Enlightenment doesn’t disconnect you from the world, rather it gives you a deep understanding of it.

— Jiulio Consiglio

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

— Helen Keller

Science is not, despite how it is often portrayed, about absolute truths. It is about developing an understanding of the world, making predictions, and then testing these predictions.

— Brian Schmidt

My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed!

— Anne Sullivan

I want by understanding myself to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.

— Katherine Mansfield

Whenever you possess something, but lack the understanding of its value, there are some consequences you suffer.

— Sunday Adelaja

Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.

— Toni Morrison, Beloved

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.

— Juan Antonio Samaranch

Meditation gives clear understanding about body and brain interface with consciousness

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Knowledge is not made for understanding it is made for cutting.

— Michel Foucault

It is the child’s understanding that teaches the adults the way of the future. They’re still doing it today with modern technology.

— Michael Morpurgo

The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.

— Nikola Tesla

Our understanding of God is the answer to prayer getting things from God is God’s indulgence of us. When God stops giving us things He brings us into the place where we can begin to understand Him.

— Oswald Chambers

If a person hasn’t ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is.

— Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

But to sustain a marriage for 50 years, you have to get real a little bit and find someone who is understanding and who you can grow with. My mom always says, ‘Marry the man who loves you a millimeter more.’

— Ali Larter

Those of little understanding say the world will soon end. It is the current age that is coming to an end. The end of this age is the beginning of the next.

— Compton Gage

In her unworldly voice she thanked them for finally understanding her. She reminded me of a female pirate captain alone on the deck of her sinking ship.

— Raymond Radiguet, The Devil in the Flesh

There can be no understanding without that sympathy which puts us, through the imagination, and (another’s) situation.

— Niall Ferguson, Civilization: The West and the Rest

Gratitude is only expressed and appreciated in proportion to your understanding of grace.

— Mensah Oteh

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.

— Shannon L. Alder

You never actually solve a problem. You just become a better person by understanding it in a better way. Then it ceases to be a problem for you.

— Debasish Mridha

What I worry about is the lack of understanding in society around the world that there is a divide in the world between those who have and those who do not.

— Magdi Yacoub

Understanding that being nervous, having doubts and lacking confidence are emotions that are human is how you deal with it. It is okay to feel that way… and then understanding that you can work through it.

— Venus Williams

Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madams, greeting punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs, and pimping their books.

— Guy Browning

A perfect love is not all about devotion and loyalty, it is understanding little tiny things.


From the very beginning Ihad felt a definite contact with Yeamon, a kind of tenuous understanding that talk is cheap in this league and that a man who knew what he was after had damn little time to find it, much less to sit back and explain himself.

— Hunter S. Thompson

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

— Steven Bochco

Mockery ends where understanding begins.

— Erich von Däniken, The Return of the Gods: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitations

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

— Margaret Thatcher

I think that any business that thinks that the transaction is ‘you give me money and I give you food, next, you give me money and I give you food, next, ‘ without understanding that people deeply want to feel restored is in danger.

— Danny Meyer

Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.

— Ang Lee

Soulful intent…A perspective that reminds us that our understanding is not the only way” from Cinderella in Focus: Cindy’s Secret

— hlbalcomb

It’s an irony… that we understand humans like the foreign languages… full of miss understanding and miss conceptions.

— Deyth Banger

…unlike knowledge, understanding cannot be taught. It must be achieved.

— Dave Donovan

Asking for anything is allowed with the understanding that God’s answers come from God’s perspective. They are not always in harmony with our expectations for only He knows the whole story.

— Anonymous

To have mercy and truth requires love, good understanding and respect.

— Auliq Ice

Our prayer should address our Father with the complete understanding of God’s fatherhood

— Sunday Adelaja

We can understand the inherent radiance & purity of our minds by understanding metta. Like the mind, metta is not distorted by what it encounters.

— Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Metaphysical speculation is independent of the physical validity of the Big Bang itself and is irrelevant to our understanding of it.

— Lawrence M. Krauss, A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Musicians have always had a better understanding of love than the rest of us. Over the years they have told us that love: is like a rock, is here to stay, is all you need, will find a way, will keep us together, will tear us apart, sucks.

— Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

— Marcus Aurelius

One of the keys to achieving understanding is humility.

— Norhafsah Hamid, Trying to be Muslim

That which triggers understanding often is found by bringing misunderstanding to the light.

— Dane R. Pascoe, The Zen of Teaching

Understanding the value of time is understanding the true essence of life

— Sunday Adelaja

Before knowledge comes understanding, before understanding comes wisdom.

— Steven Chopade

Is there a way to choose a few things and do them well rather than do a lot of things halfway or not at all? Can we accept the fact that we may be in a season when we need to say no with the understanding that the season will not last forever?

— Stephen W. Smith, The Lazarus Life: Spiritual Transformation for Ordinary People

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

— Maya Angelou

One can still say that quantum mechanics is the key to understanding magnetism. When one enters the first room with this key there are unexpected rooms beyond, but it is always the master key that unlocks each door.

— John H. Van Vleck

When perception, thoughtfulness and understanding do meet, we can fashion a range of viable expectations and craft a world of togetherness. (“Morning after”)

— Erik Pevernagie

Salt waters shall be found in the sweet, and all friends shall destroy one another; then shall wit hide itself, and understanding withdraw itself into his secret chamber-

— Compton Gage

Displays of weapons will not be able to bring peace, only displays of love and understanding can do that.

— Debasish Mridha

Our – our friends can’t trust us anymore. You know, Ukraine was a nuclear-armed state. They gave away their nuclear arms with the understanding that we would protect them. We won’t even give them offensive weapons.

— Ben Carson

Art must unquestionably have a social value; that is, as a potential means of communication it must be addressed, and in comprehensible terms, to the understanding of mankind.

— Rockwell Kent

Through it all, we attempt to bring balance to the present moment, understanding that in patience lies wisdom, knowing that what will come next will be determined in large measure by how we are now.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

The world we see is beyond our understanding but not beyond our love.

— Marty Rubin

In prayer we call ourselves ‘worms of the dust’ but it is only on a sort of tacit understanding that the remark shall not be taken at par.

— Mark Twain

Writing the same kind of material is no guarantee you’ll be working from the same ethos so that writers from different fields are just as likely to have an understanding of each other’s work as someone working in the same genre.

— Sara Sheridan

Put in the time. To position yourself as an expert, practice, apply, experiment, volunteer, and work within your area of knowledge to deepen your own understanding as you build real-life experience.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually.

— Dalai Lama XIV

Virtue begins with understanding and is fulfilled by courage.

— Demosthenes

If I follow a particular method of knowing myself, then I shall have the result which that system necessitates; but the result will obviously not be the understanding of myself.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

I wanted a real profession. And I’d always been interested in architecture and in design and in, really, what makes things work. And understanding what’s kind of behind the walls and why things stand up and some things don’t.

— S. J. Rozan

Wisdom gives you the understanding of how to live without being dependent oncircumstances in this life.

— Sunday Adelaja

All along, I was less concerned about walking a path of integrity and more caught up in a compass calibrated by greed. And with a compass such as this, how is it that I’m having a hard time understanding why I am where I am?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Give your dog or cat respect, patience, understanding and love. And if you just change to one vegetarian day a week, that’s a wonderful step that will save animal lives. It means you have chosen something kind instead of something cruel.

— Ingrid Newkirk

The appeal to the ‘natural’ is one of the most powerful aspects of common-sense thinking but it is a way of understanding social relations which denies history and the possibility of change for the future.

— Chris Weedon, Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory

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.

— Thornton Wilder

For Christians it’s always a love game … that He is love itself … Indeed, some have suggested that one way of understanding the Spirit is to see the Spirit as the personal love which the Father has for the Son and the Son for the Father.

— N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

when a language dies, a way of understanding the world dies with it, a way of looking at the world.

— George Steiner

Whatever I experienced in the world that I didn’t understand I’d invent a story and workout my understanding of something through the story.

— Lisa Alther

The problem is not the misunderstanding we have, but the understanding we have missed. We must come to come to a certain understanding; to understand understanding, we need to understand understanding and we must understand with understanding!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Knowledge gives you the world, intelligence gives you the sky, understanding gives you the stars, but wisdom gives you the universe.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Each one of us is left to choose our own quality of life and take pleasure where we find it with the understanding that, like Mom used to say, sooner or later something’s gonna get you.

— David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.

— Sivananda Saraswati

Our objective is to achieve, by the understanding of the Origin, the Knowledge which comes through experience.

— Idries Shah, Wisdom of the Idiots

Not knowing anything, not searching for anything, understanding that we can’t hold on to anything, leaves us with nothing — nothing except our original nature, pure awareness.

— Enza Vita

We are products of the lack of understanding of the people who raised us up.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Interest does not tie nations together it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.

— Woodrow Wilson

there is no understanding between me and this worldthey don’t understand me and i don’t care them.

— Adnan Khan

A socialist must be ‘class-conscious’, recognizing his identity as a member of the working class and understanding his interests as permanently against those of the master class.

— Robert Barltrop

Courage is not the absence of fear. Only fools have no fear. Rather, courage is the intellectual mastery of fear by understanding the true risks and opportunities of the situation and keeping those things in balance

— Julian Assange

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

— Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

And if anyone has trouble understanding that, well, they can kiss my ass.

— Isabel Quintero, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces

In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.

— Rudolf Steiner

Basically, a case conceptualization is a method for understanding and explaining a client’s concerns and for guiding the treatment process. It functions like a “bridge” to connect assessment and treatment with clinical outcomes.

— Jonathan Sperry, How Master Therapists Work: Effecting Change from the First Through the Last Session and Beyond

Senses empower limitations, senses expand vision within borders, senses promote understanding through pleasure.

— Dejan Stojanovic

Knowing something is always never enough understanding it, is “Key

— Emmanuel Serenity

And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.

— Kahlil Gibran

Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.

— Tom Freston

Not understanding something must not turn us away from God, his ways, or purposes; rather it must be an opportunity to turn our measure of faith into a sacrifice of trust.

— Deborah Brodie, The Path That Gets Brighter: A Devotional to Instruct, Illustrate, and Encourage Kingdom Principles

I craft most of my own tragedies without ever having even the remotest understanding that it is I myself who have done the crafting.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Behind every effect there is a cause. You can never eliminate an effect without first understanding its cause.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

We are to seek wisdom and understanding only in the length of days.

— Robert Hall

I’d like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse.

— Susie Orbach

The more knowledge you’ve got, the more understanding you have, the better you are able to implement and pass it on to others.

— Tony Orlando

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.

— Jesse James Garrett

To demand that the intelligence abstain from judging mutilates its faculty of understanding.It is in the value judgment that understanding culminates.

— Nicolás Gómez Dávila

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

— Lao Tzu

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

— Donald Trump

I define influence simply as literary love, tempered by defense. The defenses vary from poet to poet. But the overwhelming presence of love is vital to understanding how great literature works.

— Harold Bloom, The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life

To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

When the same lessons of life that taught them teaches you, you get a good understanding of what made them become who and what they became; you appreciate them better and you uphold the dignity of their integrity in high esteem!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Insight is the deep intuitive understanding of things, and it often breaks through the conventional wisdom.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

The world could be a little less cruel, if we nurture each other while we grow; learn understanding while we transform and maintain a humble attitude whilst we succeed.

— Nikki Rowe

My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.

— Tim Allen

There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.

— J. Donald Adams

We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there’s humanity everywhere, and that’s what I’m trying to do.

— Mira Nair

Life is what we made out of it’s self, to fall into the darkest of them all and to be able to knock on the door of hell is the only one way ticket to a better understanding of oneself and a better person to life.

— Mariny

The source of every crime, is some defect of the understanding; or some error in reasoning; or some sudden force of the passions. Defect in the understanding is ignorance; in reasoning, erroneous opinion.

— Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

The rather difficult antagonists towards the Church consist not nearly of the cruel and heartless, nihilistic intellectuals who hate God and humanity, but the well-meaning spirits who for the most part lack an understanding of the Spirit.

— Criss Jami

Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ.


Tolerating women is surprisingly easier than understanding them.

— Raheel Farooq

Love is a creative act. When you love someone you create a new world for them. My mother did that for me, and with the progress I made and the things I learned, I came back and created a new world and a new understanding for her.

— Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The constant bombardment of the paranormal through media (Reality TV, Movies, Magazines etc.) is desensitizing our understanding of the cosmic warfare that is being waged by Satan.

— Jonah Books.com

My understanding of magic is fairly straightforward. Hit enemies with a sword until they’re dead. If they rise again, hit them again. Repeat as necessary. It worked against Set.

— Rick Riordan

For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother

— Homer, The Odyssey

You become a real teacher when your understanding of the wants and needs of the student results in the student revealing her inner beauty.

— Debasish Mridha

I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.

— Malcolm X

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.

— Rudyard Kipling

The right path in life will always come with patience. It’s when we reach an understanding that everything happens in God’s time that we walk the right path.

— Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

He found himself understanding the wearisomeness of this life, where every path was an improvisation and a considerable part of one’s waking life was spent watching one’s feet.

— William Golding, Lord of the Flies

The future of the world, dependent as it is upon atomic energy, requires more understanding and knowledge about the atom.

— Willard Libby

Forever friends are a treasure chest of understanding and compassion. Cherish them.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

Love + truth = strengthLove + knowledge = influenceLove + understanding = powerLove + wisdom = enlightenment

— Matshona Dhliwayo

… it is because we have acquired technical knowledge without understanding the total process of life that technology has become a means of destroying ourselves

— Krishnamurti

I am proud to say to you that, I am a scientist and I accept all religions to be biologically true and equal. My pursuit of understanding the human mind has taught me universal tolerance.

— Abhijit Naskar, Biopsy of Religions: Neuroanalysis Towards Universal Tolerance

Man was not born to be monogamous. What has changed in the 21st century – at 21 the world surely has come of age – is the understanding that woman is not meant to be monogamous either. Just as love hurts, new love heals.

— Chloe Thurlow, Girl Trade

Improve your being, and the understanding of life will come to you; and then with the understanding, do, be or achieve whatever you want out of your life.

— Roshan Sharma

There is nothing that exists outside or inside to punish us or take a note of every action of ours, but it’s our own understanding towards life, that allows us to experience, different pain and pleasures of life.

— Roshan Sharma

One cannot speak about love for God and neighbor without having a standard of communication, respect, honor, and without understanding how precious every human being is.

— Sunday Adelaja

She thought of the Good Shepherd with His sheep. Of the Man hanging upon the cross. And the understanding bubbled up within her soul: He makes all things new.

— Alicia G. Ruggieri, The Fragrance of Geraniums

what is right and what is wrong are simply different ways of understanding our relationships with the others, not that which we have with ourselves

— José Saramago, Blindness

No one should ever be allowed to make you feel unworthy of becoming wealthy. Your wealth lies mainly upon your understanding of your worth.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Most of our failures in understanding one another have less to do with what is heard than with what is intended and what is inferred.

— George Armitage Miller

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

— Chin-Ning Chu

When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.

— Paulo Coelho, Brida

An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to an understanding of all Quality.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Certainly, if he still has himself, a man of understanding has lost nothing.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

The more one does and sees and feels the more one is able to do and the more genuine may be one’s own appreciation of fundamental things like home and love and understanding companionship.

— Amelia Earhart

Peace is a flawed logic. They believe that communication and understanding will create peace. However, just because you know and understand the nature of something or someone, does not mean that you will come to terms.

— Lionel Suggs

Some people have sex by putting fishhooks in each other. Couple this act with a simple understanding of the basic function of all living creatures to expand and contract. Now, try that with fishhooks.

— Sarah Schulman, Empathy

I do not want the peace which pass-eth understanding I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

— Helen Keller

You can create the best out of your life by understanding the wealth of time and converting that time into the life that you were created to live.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Your emotional understanding about the preciousness of your human birth comes through conscious, repetitive mind training.

— Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Solid Ground: Buddhist Wisdom for Difficult Times

there’s nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.

— Brad Meltzer, The Inner Circle

The eyes of your understanding must see through to Great Success

— Ikechukwu Joseph

It appears that the paradigm of the modern Church has mainly been based on some fragments of the truth rather than the comprehensive totality of understanding God and His Kingdom

— Sunday Adelaja

We build our understanding of the emotional world through the myths and legends of our culture. We are all, in part, made of fairy tales.

— Will Storr

Like so many women for whom money has always been provided without their understanding how, she was prepared to be a thorough and irresponsible plunger.

— Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons

The arts can sharpen the vision, quicken the intellect, preserve the memory, activate the conscience, enhance the understanding and refresh the language.

— Steve Turner, Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts

Indeed science alone may perhaps be sterile when pursued without an understanding of the world in which scientific knowledge is created and in which the fruits of science are used.

— Polykarp Kusch

We all feel better when we are grateful. There is great wisdom in understanding that no matter the situation, there is always something for which we can choose to be grateful.

— Andy Andrews, The Noticer Returns: Sometimes You Find Perspective, and Sometimes Perspective Finds You

And who says you always have to understand things? You can like them without understanding them — like ’em better sometimes.

— Dodie Smith

We can’t fully encompass our motivational and inspirational awareness without fully understanding our purpose in life.

— Matthew Donnelly

The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

— Ai Weiwei

Many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I feared. Page 135

— Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.

— Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

To develop understanding and compassion for who we are as introverts, we must be able to explore who we are, what makes us happy, what makes us unhappy, and what oursubsequent needs are.

— Aletheia Luna, Quiet Strength: Embracing, Empowering and Honoring Yourself as an Introvert

There are lots of guys out there who write a better prose line than I do and who have a better understanding of what people are really like and what humanity is supposed to mean – hell, I know that.

— Stephen King, Misery

An inner ease spreads inside me. Such is the power of acceptance and understanding from other people, the power of validation

— Kiera Van Gelder, The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating

Religion [dharma] originates where there is doer-ship [to do], Moksha [ultimate liberation] originates where there is understanding (to understand).

— Dada Bhagwan

The purpose of a spiritual discipline is to give us a way to stop the war, not by our force of will, but organically, through understanding an gradual training.

— Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

The critical thing in developing software is not the program, it’s the design. It is translating understanding of user needs into something that can be realized as a computer program.

— Mitch Kapor

This isn’t the kind of story where understanding makes you smart, or not understanding makes you dumb.

— CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 2

The day I realized that sunshine doesn’t satisfy everyone. It gave me an understanding of true contentment, which will always be found internally.

— Tyconis D. Allison Ty

Style and voice are different. Style is standard conventions of writing; voice is the distinct way an individual puts words together. All good writers have a near-uniform understanding of style, but a voice all their own.

— Naveed Saleh, The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

It takes great character and understanding of human emotions to help someone you shouldn’t be helping under normal circumstances.

— Daya Kudari

I have a shallow understanding of what it means to be alive, and I know certain things about parenting and being a wife and doing the school run. I know little bits, but I’m really a paddler on a beach.

— Tamsin Greig

Knowledge is the seed, intelligence is the stem, understanding is the branch, and wisdom is the fruit.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Spirituality is not a religion or a trend—it is a lifestyle. It is a lifestyle of awareness that combines the understanding of faith, body, mind, and soul, allowing us to live modern-day enlightened lives in small and big ways.

— Emma Mildon, The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World

A common understanding is the pivot and a common way to bond the disintegrated

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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.

— John Warnock

Memory and Habit are attributes of the Time cancer. They control the most simple Proustian episode, and an understanding of their mechanism must precede any particular analysis of their application.

— Samuel Beckett, Proust

If a nation reads what is good with a good understanding, it gets a good understanding for a good nation building!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Learning is a journey: from facts to knowledge, on to understanding and eventually wisdom.

— Graham O’Connell

The Bibliotheque du Roi then gives you the closest thing that currently exists to God’s understanding of the world.””And yet with a bigger library we could come ever so much closer.

— Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.

— Robert Andrews Millikan

I’ve learned a tremendous amount over the years by watching designers work. I now have a good understanding of what sits well on the body, not to mention the importance of a great cut and quality.

— Claudia Schiffer

An understanding washed over Darren. You plan on me running.”“For many, many years.” The crooked smile on Trent’s mouth sent a shiver throughout my body. He was utterly dangerous when he wanted to be.

— Elizabeth J. Kolodziej, Vampyre Kisses

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

— Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

We are increasingly open to understanding how we are all connected and that if we sink the ship that we are all on, we all drown. However, we have simultaneously become so focused on our own life experiences that we think we are alone.

— Yehuda Berg

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.

— Felix Frankfurter

Hans Selye, the pioneer in the understanding of human stress, was often asked the following question: “What is the most stressful condition a person can face?” His unexpected response: “Not having something to BELIEVE in.

— Hans Selye, From Dream To Discovery: On Being A Scientist

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience ultimately one must have one’s experiences in common.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.

— Martin H. Fischer

Be confident in who you are, Cherry Blossom. Confidence and an understanding of who you are is an alluring combination men won’t be able to resist.

— Red Phoenix, Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom

Every challenge provides light. The light of understanding about life and truth.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

What you get out of an M.B.A. programme, no matter how much experience, is functional tools and understanding in disciplines: you’ll understand economics, you’ll understand marketing, finance, accounting. That, M.B.A. programmes do very well.

— Henry Mintzberg

Thank you, Tempest, for loving me when understanding was too hard. Thank you for understanding when loving me is impossible.

— Tracy Deebs

Our difficulties in understanding or effectuatingcommunication with other animals may arise from our reluctance to grasp unfamiliar ways of dealing with the world.

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

One great book can change the perspective and understanding of a whole nation

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

If a woman chooses to support her husband and become First Lady, I believe she must do so with the understanding that the public expects the full-meal deal.

— Venita Ellick

The faithfulness of the Lord is beyond the understanding of men.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

You create a strong, unshakable internal core by unshakable internal core by understanding and pursuing the attributes that you want to inherit from your creator

— Sunday Adelaja

It is the storyteller’s task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.

— Graham Greene

Peace is possible with understanding of each other.Understanding is love for one another.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

… sterile, splendid torture of understanding and loving…

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

Our head is there to facilitate our coming to an understanding of our purpose and setting the necessary goals to achieve that purpose

— Sunday Adelaja

learning the Holocaust meant to scare you but to deepen your understanding of the world.

— Sarah Enchanted

A better understanding is a good factor in all things for it gives good reasons for good actions, but to come to a certain understanding, you need to get a certain understanding!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The family is changing, not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.

— Mary Catherine Bateson

Web design is not just about creating pretty layouts. It’s about understanding the marketing challenge behind your business.

— Mohamed Saad

Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.

— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

If you have to criticize, do it with deep understanding and love.

— Debasish Mridha

To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.

— Gautama Buddha

In the psychology of aesthetics, there is a name for the moment between the anxiety of confronting something new and the satisfying click of understanding it. It is called an ‘aesthetic aha.

— Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Christmas was about understanding that servanthood would win the hearts of men for eternity, where raw power might win them only for a moment, if at all.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.

— Barbara Jordan

It was frustrating and exhausting to gather bits of disconnected information without understanding how it all fitted together.

— Wendy Percival, The Indelible Stain

Peace begins with understanding and trust.

— Debasish Mridha

The influence of prayer on the human mind and body … can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy greater intellectual vigor moral stamina and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationships.

— Dr. Alexis Carrel

Judging is preventing us from understanding a new truth. Free yourself from the rules of old judgments and create the space for new understanding.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

It was deeply a part of Lee’s kindness and understanding that man’s right to kill himself is inviolable, but sometimes a friend can make it unnecessary

— John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

…There’s a lot I don’t understand…but not understanding is better not believing” – Ambrose

— Amy Harmon, Making Faces

Understanding the simple fact that morality differs around the world, and even within societies, is the first step toward understanding your righteous mind.

— Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Having the understanding of God, God’s ambassadors are able to bring a country out of crisis, change politics, business and economy

— Sunday Adelaja

The pain of leaving those you grow to love is only the prelude to understanding yourself and others.

— Shirley MacLaine

Happiness is, when it comes to the understanding of its meaning, to sometimes be unhappy.

— Hasse Jerner

I am definitely a Hillary, a Secretary Clinton supporter. I think that she’s got the experience and the leadership capabilities to be the next president – and most importantly, her understanding of domestic and foreign policy and social issues.

— Michael Kelly

Asking the appropriate questions means understanding exactly what your customer is trying to achieve

— Chris Murray, Selling with EASE: The Four Step Sales Cycle Found in Every Successful Business Transaction

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

— Richard Dawkins

Will be there any spinoff?A lesson?Person of Interest have a lessons… first we all die alone as a second when you start understanding the somebody… it comes a moment when the cards end up and he dies.

— Deyth Banger

They set down all their knowledge on bits of leather or waxed wood or tablets of stone and think that is wisdom. What good does it do a piece of stone to have knowledge?…know it is the understanding graven in the heart that makes men wise.

— Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Forest House

When you realize your purpose, it brings understanding deep within you

— Sunday Adelaja

After all, everyone may not start with the same financial opportunities; however everyone does start with the choice to live their life with integrity, trust, love, respect, understanding for each other and oneself.

— Tasha Hoggatt, What Makes You Great?

I also have to add that if Rembrandt had been given a camera then that guys understanding of light and form would have blown the rest of us shooters into a black hole of despair.

— Steve Merrick

For me, the only sources of moral values are the pursuit of understanding and the pursuit of happiness.

— Matthew Stewart

I feel there is so much more we can do in improving education, making it accessible and understanding how technology can be a part of the solution.

— Jim Breyer

You can only possess beauty through understanding it.

— John Ruskin

Sometimes it proves the highest understanding not to understand.

— Baltasar Gracian

Fifty years from now if an understanding of man’s origins, his evolution, his history, his progress is not in the common place of the school books we shall not exist.

— Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

216This comprehension of our own personal misery makes us equally understanding of the misery of others. How can one who is really convinced of his own frailty, weakness, and inconstancy, dare to condemn others?

— Father Gabriel

Knowing is important, but understanding is everything.

— Debasish Mridha

A rich and mature life involves opening up to a wider world. If we base our understanding of life only on what we personally experience, we are impoverished indeed.

— Robert Strayer, Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Combined Volume, Second Edition

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

— John Cage

Decisions of character come from understanding that they are accountable to God only, not to family, spouses, religious leaders, corporations, public opinion or your own ego.

— Shannon L. Alder

The key to understanding the answer to any questions about guidance is having a clear grasp of what is three-dimensional.

— Elaine Seiler, Your Multi-Dimensional Workbook: Exercises for Energetic Awakening

But if a person hasn’t ever experienced true despair, she grows old never knowing how to evaluate where she is in life; never understanding what joy really is. I’m grateful for it.

— Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

Wisdom and understanding is the power to bring light to darkness

— Sunday Adelaja

Life is not for understanding or to known rather it is for living & only for living

— Nitin Yaduvanshi, Absolute Love Letter

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.

— Ken Burns

May we eat only foods that nourish us and prevent illnes.. May we accept this food for the realization of the way of understanding and love.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ

What are we to do when we seem to grow out of God? Or at least the understanding of God that we grew up with?

— Brandan Roberston, Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

A good oration is good and a good understanding is better, but a good action in the right direction that gets the best results is the best!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God and that alters my view of actual things.

— Oswald Chambers

Obedience to God’s Word begins by being determined to make no compromise with His ways. It requires a clear understanding that God’s rules and laws are for your benefit, and for you to do all you can to live by them.

— Stormie Omartian, 30 Days to Becoming a Woman of Prayer

Much of our understanding of God’s action in outlying is achieved in hindsight. When a particular crisis or event in our life has passed we cry out in astonishment like Jacob, “The Lord is in this place and I never knew it.

— Sheila Cassidy

Leave people to their opinions and judgments. They cannot harm you; it is their understanding that is faulty, not yours. Leon Brown

— Leon Brown

Personally, I believe in tools that close the gap between professionals and beginners, understanding that — push comes to shove — this is a world of beginners.

— Laura Busche, Powering Content: Building a Nonstop Content Marketing Machine

If I don’t understand you, I may be angry at you, all the time. We are not capable of understanding each other, and that is the main source of human suffering.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

It’s by understanding me, and the boys, and mother, that you have helped me. I expect that is the only way one person ever really can help another.

— Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

We never move on from the cross. We only get a more profound understanding of the cross.

— C.J. Mahaney

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.

— Paulo Coelho, Brida

If you have the understanding to first notice the signs, continue with the courage to follow them.

— Nikki Rowe

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

— Arianna Huffington

Possession without understanding leads to loss

— Sunday Adelaja

Some people’s theologies come across as blatantly wrong when weighed against what is revealed in Scripture. However God has mercy on those who may be wrong but genuinely seek understanding before seeking themselves.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

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.

— Robert B. Laughlin

Dishonesty is not only the destroyer of beauty, but of what beauty creates, even out of ugliness – understanding. Dishonesty is the extinguisher of understanding, and understanding is the foundation of compassion.

— Gizmo, The Puzzled Puppy, What Donald Trump Supporters Need to Know: But Are Too Infatuated to Figure Out

I hope my work contributes to understanding long-term patterns of human behavior and how we survive, thrive, or fail during times of environmental, social, and economic crisis.

— Sarah Parcak

Through wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established.

— Bible

I believe the best way the Enemy gets to you is when you don’t have a full understanding of how amazing, beautiful and valuable you are in Christ!

— Alisa Hope Wagner

I come to the understanding that maybe what was on the inside was more important, and that your outer covering didn’t count so much as folks thought it did, colored or white, man or woman.

— James McBride, The Good Lord Bird

To ask the ‘right’ question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle

I believe in the understanding of difficult situations, difficult music, or any kind of difficulties, through familiarity. Familiarity, in this case, does not breed contempt, but breeds understanding.

— Daniel Barenboim, Edward W. Said

We lose the understanding that death always begets life of some sort, and that life is always an opportunist, persistently standing ready to build something out of the smoldering ashes and raise something up out of the tangled carnage.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

We bring happiness into the world one day at a time by accepting pain and returning understanding and compassion.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Knowledge without understanding is a great loss because it is akin to having given a device without the manual on how to operate or use it.

— Norhafsah Hamid, Trying to be Muslim

We must make haste then, not only because we are daily nearer to death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first.

— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Listening with the focus of actually understanding what the other person is trying to communicate is priceless, a talent that everyone possesses but not something that is practiced enough.

— Christine Marie Bryant

Scientific understanding of nature, doesn’t make a person religious or atheist. I​t makes a person liberated of all labels. Moreover it makes a person kind and understanding.

— Abhijit Naskar

In knowledge there is strength, in understanding there is might, and in wisdom there is power.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

If the Gospel of Jesus is relational, that is, if our brokenness will be fixed not by our understanding of theology but by God telling us who we are, then this would require a kind of intimacy of which only Heaven knows.

— Donald Miller, Searching for God Knows What

As you seek new opportunities to make favorable first impressions, be ever aware of the subtle effect that physical positioning and distance/closeness can have on your interactions with others and use this understanding to your advantage.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

If we allow our American mindset of consumption to spill into our understanding of what a Christian is, we are in danger of living irrespective of world family.

— Holly Sprink, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness

We may not know whether our understanding is correct, or whether our sentiments are noble, but the air of the day surrounds us like spring which spreads over the land without our aid or notice.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man

Knowledge is a matter of knowing facts. Wisdom is a matter of understanding and applying principles. A certain amount of knowledge is necessary for wisdom, and without wisdom, knowledge is not only useless, it’s dangerous.

— Hilda van Stockum, The Winged Watchman

Right understanding is that which finds happiness in the state of unhappiness.

— Dada Bhagwan

It is like reading two books, one with each eye, and understanding them both.

— Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out. Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.

— A.E. Housman

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.

— Paul Twitchell

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.

— A. E. Housman

A man is wise not because of his intelligence, but because of his understanding and kindness.

— Debasish Mridha

University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can’t teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one’s soul.

— C. JoyBell C.

When you choose to look down on something, you render yourself incapable of understanding it.

— Stewart Stafford

It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.

— John Pilger, Hidden Agendas

There was something about him that drove the shyness out of you, a kind of understanding that went deeper than words and set up an instantaneous closeness. It was odd; we couldn’t have been more different. Arthur Gordon

— Arthur Gordon

If I had to create a god, I would lend him a “slow understanding”: a kind of drip-by-drip understanding of problems. People who understand quickly frighten me.

— Roland Barthes, The Neutral: Lecture Course at the Collège de France, 1977-1978

Without basic human values guiding us, we become morally bankrupt. Without love as our purpose, we become empty. Without understanding of both of these, we become lost.

— Milan LaBrey, Back to the Basics: Five Core Values Revitalized

When you start putting the Word into practice in your everyday life, it becomes your understanding and you will overcome any challenge by its power.

— Sunday Adelaja

The greatest obstacle in understanding the universe is the conformity and fear of truth.

— Debasish Mridha

Carlos, are we in complete understanding with each other?”“Yeah, ” I say. “As long as it’s not in your house and you don’t know about it, you’re okay with us messin’ around.”“I know you’re joking with me. You are joking with me, aren’t you?”“Maybe.

— Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

This is a problem, how can we have a body of knowledge and understanding and resist the temptation to misread the interest of the people because we’re looking for an opportunity to unload this great load of gold that we have stored up?

— Myles Horton, We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

I think what I’m trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience.

— Barbara Kruger

We can not begin to administer justice without understanding the concept of truth and mercy.

— Paul Bamikole

Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Once you realize that everything in the Universe is connected then you will have a better understanding of the fundamental nature of manifesting.

— Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

A synthesis embracing both rational understanding and the mystical experience of unity is the mythos, spoken or unspoken, or our present day and age.

— Wolfgang Pauli, Writings on Physics and Philosophy

The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.

— Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

HATRED is generally a product of fear, love is a unique product of creation. Communication and clearer thinking breaks down in fear. The attraction of “WISDOM”create the understanding and love of HUMANITY.

— Henry Johnson Jr

… Whenever the man of science introduces his personal value judgment, a full understanding of the facts ceases.

— Max Weber

I’ve worked very hard at understanding myself, learning to be assertive. I’m past the point where I worry about people liking me.

— Pam Dawber

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.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.

— Tony Robbins

Ordinary human laws are the means — however imperfect — by which we express our understanding of the enduring moral law.

— Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order

Humility is the recognition of your limitations, and it is from this understanding, and this understanding alone, that the drive comes to work hard at overcoming them.

— John Carlin, Rafael Nadal, Rafa

You can just enjoy music without understanding it, muusic is a universal language.

— Cl 2ne1

All the good stuff has already been said by someone somewhere at some point in time. You just have to find it. Today, communication pretty much comes down to understanding – saying what you have to say clearly and effectively…and then living it.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

I think he’s beginning to understand, and understanding is a horrible thing.

— Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Every peak and valley of your life has led you to deeper understanding and, ultimately, growing compassion.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit and Revitalize Your Life

[P]art of having a complicated mind was understanding its limits, understanding that it couldn’t think of everything. Stupidity mistook itself for intelligence, whereas intelligence knew its own stupidity.

— Jonathan Franzen, Purity

Why did I allow myself to be bored ever in the past and to compensate for it got high or drunk or rages or all the tricks people have because they want anything but serene understanding of just what there is, which is after all so much.

— Jack Kerouac, The Subterraneans

Growing up is after all only the understanding that one’s unique and incredible experience is what everyone shares.

— Doris Lessing

Self-acceptance can be daunting at first, but it is made easier with the understanding that self-acceptance is not hinged on perfection. Self-acceptance is the starting point.

— Akiroq Brost

With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.

— Oprah Winfrey

India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation.

— Pratibha Patil

My understanding from the Word of God is that I am supposed to preach for the maturation of the believer with a view that lost people are there.

— Matt Chandler

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

With lack of sleep and too much understanding I grow a little crazy, I think, like all men at sea who live too close to each other and too close thereby to all that is monstrous under the sun and moon.

— William Golding

Your mindset brings together your attitude, perceptions, experience, interpretations, opinions, beliefs, values, and understanding to determine how you think, act, walk, talk, behave, and engage.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

I … having filled my life with the spiritual blessings Christianity gave me, brimful of these blessings and living by them, I, like a child, not understanding them, destroy them — that is, I wish to destroy that by which I live.

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

I flinch. Maybe you have to be male to understanding that castration can’t be reduced to finger-scissors and some onomatopoeia.

— Mark Mills, Waiting for Doggo

Wisdom is made complete with knowledge, understanding and good judgement.

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

I was born free, yet today I am in chains. Invisible, they were loosely draped and passed unnoticed until the age of understanding reduced my life to a narrow segment of fear. – Sultana

— Jean Sasson, Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

She knew then that white was more than a color: It was a cold, pale shade of understanding that seems to take all of your hope away.

— Vannetta Chapman, A Perfect Square

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.

— Bible

Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again

— Og Mandino

Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, ‘I have been through worse.’

— Delta Goodrem

I can make all the throws. My mental side is a strength as far as understanding defense schemes and our playbook. I’m able to change plays when needed. I think that sets me apart.

— Carson Wentz

Getting rid of the wrong understanding and attaining the right understanding is indeed bliss.

— Dada Bhagwan

To judge someone is to say that I have the right to define who they are, verses understanding that God has handed me the priceless privilege of discovering who they are.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Genius or jock, it didn’t seem to matter. Boys were born with a gene that kept girls, no matter how smart they might be, from understanding them.

— Charity Tahmaseb, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading

I went back to look for you.Not understanding the language of hello, I thought I’d speak it just the same.

— Rod McKuen

If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.

— Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

By doing actions, one will not attain Liberation [Moksha]; through understanding leads one to Liberation. The fruit (effect) of action is the worldly life [sansaar].

— Dada Bhagwan

Misunderstanding must be nakedly exposed before true understanding can begin to flourish.

— Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read

You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make. Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.

— Suze Orman

The depth of consciousness widens our breadth of understanding and makes us uniconscious.

— Debasish Mridha

The crying that is done in this world is due to wrong understanding and the laughing is also due to wrong understanding. This world is not worth the crying or laughing. This world is beautiful [which one needs to know and see].

— Dada Bhagwan

Possession without understanding leads to loss.

— Sunday Adelaja

This country was founded with the understanding that we shall be allowed to hold slaves. It was a condition of the formation. That shall not change regardless of the rhetoric coming from the North.

— Laila Ibrahim, Yellow Crocus

Anger and resentment are problems for our understanding and vision. They happen when we are away from our real purpose and mission.

— Debasish Mridha

Ngila Dixon is such an incredible costume designer. She’s such a cool, stylish woman. She has such an understanding of character.

— Blake Lively

I never work better than when I am inspired by anger when I am angry I can write pray and preach well for then my whole temperament is quickened my understanding sharpened and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.

— Martin Luther

Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.

— Henry Petroski

Mom, Dad, I’m fourteen, I see what the world is like. And, no, I did not get this from the psychologist…I came to this understanding on my own, from what I really see in myself and about life.

— Darryl Steven Markowitz, Call Of The Tree

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.

— J. Donald Walters

I have great respect and understanding for military commitment due to my own family’s involvement with the armed forces.

— Carolyn Murphy

Sometimes you wish the world would be a better place and sometimes you wish the world was a better place. Only the great understanding of the difference of the time between the past and present moment will make it a better place.

— Jammy Creamer

Let a clear understanding of your identity In Christ shed light on all the ways you can live out your purpose.

— Elizabeth George

None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.

— Harvey Mackay

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

— Clifford Stoll

When we practice self-compassion in our lives, we are compelled to be more understanding and accepting toward ourselves.

— Jose Incer, Mastering Success: The Key to Self Empowerment and Higher Consciousness

The major purpose of defining and understanding yourself is to be able to come up with an objective strategy to map your success.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

When I was a child, I thought like a child.When I became adult, I seek a deeper understanding of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Cruel people offer pity when they no longer feel threatened. However, kind people offer compassion and understanding regardless.

— Shannon L. Alder

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more intelligent and more educated than college professors.

— Maya Angelou

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don’t mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

— John Ruskin

Continuous understanding goes with love, courage, respect, discovery and acceptance of mistakes.

— Auliq Ice

An outlier does not lack knowledge but has the interdisciplinary understanding to see things differently.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Wisdom gives us the understanding that God has given us commandments for our benefit.

— Sunday Adelaja

Even though most people won’t be directly involved with programming, everyone is affected by computers, so an educated person should have a good understanding of how computer hardware, software, and networks operate.

— Brian Kernighan

There are situations where the best solution still doesn’t make everyone happy. The trick is understanding what’s best.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

All change comes from deepening your understanding of the salvation of Christ and living out the changes that understanding creates in your heart.

— Timothy J. Keller

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

— Marian Anderson

It could be that God has absconded but spread, as our vision and understanding of the universe have spread, to a fabric of spirit and sense so grand and subtle, so powerful in a new way, that we can only feel blindly of its hem.

— Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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.

— Frank Carlucci

‘Star Wars’ was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that all kind of went together. It was just an amazing final understanding of what a trilogy was.

— Katee Sackhoff

For future geopolitical stability and global prosperity, we need to build a culture of greater trust and understanding between China, America and the rest of the world.

— Stephen A. Schwarzman

Everyone loves to walk in the footprints of successful people, even without understanding whom footprints they walk in


Theology has not advanced an inch in the last 1, 000 years. How much respect does a profession deserve if it cannot add to the knowledge and understanding of man?

— Darrel Ray, Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality

Finally, this book has the potential to radically alter your understanding of who you really are—your high calling as one of the “sons of God.

— David C. Alves, We’re the sons of God. . .So What?: Believe God About Who You Really Are!

Learn the rules and learn the game, before you start breaking the rules and changing the game. Your education, experience and understanding of what was and what is, will give you the best foundation to change what will be.

— Loren Weisman, The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business: The “Who, What, When, Where, Why & How” of the Steps that Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music

But people of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing. Since a clear mind is the Buddha, they attain the understanding of a Buddha without using the mind.

— Bodhidharma, The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

What we’re supposed to do as actors is be able to portray real human beings and emotions. And if you grow up in this bubble of showbiz and you only know people who make movies, you don’t really have an understanding of the world outside.

— Emily Browning

Shiva and Saleem, victor and victim; understand our rivalry, and you will gain understanding of the age in which you live. (The reverse of this statement is also true.)

— Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

Peace will only come about through understanding and a relevant education.

— Colin R. Turner

Happiness is absolutely a feeling and a state of well-being, but the key to happiness is understanding that it is created through action.

— Kristi Ling, Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss

Human understanding more easily invents new things than new words.

— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Who knew why they waited, I thought, understanding that I, too, had it in me to wait. To expect change to come from outside, to concentrate on the task of meeting it, waiting to meet it, rather than going out and finding it.

— Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.

— Joe Torre

Listening actively confirms for people that you are positively receiving and thoroughly understanding the message they are conveying.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

We must have a deep understanding of Who is the source of our blessings and to whom all the glory, praise and honor belong.

— Sunday Adelaja

Each one comes to their own understanding and recognition of truth in their own time, not in yours.

— T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”

I think is sad, how easily we throw around the word without actually understanding the sacrifice behind its meaning. Love in its definition isn’t about a strong feeling towards someone, but action.

— Rachel Van Dyken

Haven’t you known people who seem to have a “sixth sense” super-power when it comes to connecting, communicating, and understanding others? These emotionally intelligent people always know the right things to say to make us feel that we matter.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Preparation: 8 Ways to Plan with Purpose & Intention for Positive Impact

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.

— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

It is only in virtue that you can discover, that you can live – not in the cultivation of a virtue, which merely brings about respectability, not understanding and freedom.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

A restless human heart always seeks to increase personal understanding and works to attain excellence.

— Kilroy J. Oldster

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

— Og Mandino

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

— Johnathan Jena

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.

— Georgia O’Keeffe, Some Memories of Drawings

Thus it is, we sow motions of hatred out of our own impoverished understanding of love. Yet we do so in the name of love. The perplexing precipice of the illusory infirmity.

— Steven Storm

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.

— Dalai Lama XIV

…people taking the time and energy to ask about what they do not understand – I have renewed hope that society can shed its superstitions and embrace the enlightenment that comes from just a basic understanding of how the universe works.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

The Internet gives us everything and forces us to filter it not by the workings of culture, but with our own brains. This risks creating six billion separate encyclopedias, which would prevent any common understanding whatsoever.

— Umberto Eco

Deep in the culture of Apple is this sense and understanding of design, developing, and making. Form and the material and process – they are beautifully intertwined – completely connected.

— Jonathan Ive

Why did you measure the days and nights? To know. Sitting high above the city, Father Time realized that knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing.

— Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

It is common understanding that communication is at the heart of any organisation. So, why have organisational models not evolved accordingly? To truly leverage the potential of this information age, we need to rethink and redesign organisations

— Miguel Reynolds Brandao, The Sustainable Organisation – a paradigm for a fairer society: Think about sustainability in an age of technological progress and rising inequality

I was to discover that the quest for human understanding is a lifetime one that has no end in sight.

— Margaret Bourke-White

Many generations are dependent on a man’s understanding of his appointed purpose in life.

— Sunday Adelaja

Let us think about our attitude of compassion and understanding with which we choose to respond to what is happening around us

— Kishore Bansal

The wave is the signature of every experience of life. By understanding the nature of waves and their characteristics, and applying that understanding to our lives, we can navigate life with a little more grace.

— Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things – Navigating Everyday Life with Grace

In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.

— Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

A Christian understanding of the world sees a child’s character not as genetically determined but as shaped to a significant degree by parental discipleship and discipline.

— Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches

Mortals are odd creatures in that sense—flawed yet hopeful. One can study them through millennia and still get nowhere near full understanding of their nature.

— Hayden Thorne, Arabesque

I’m sure nothing more exciting will happen beyond finding some Roman ruins beneath the pasture, ” Gunner predicted, an excellent example of why he would never be called psychic in any understanding of the word.

— Katie MacAlister, A Midsummer Night’s Romp

Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.

— Aaron Swartz

Authors are the closest thing man would come to understanding God. It is a remarkable thing to conjure up a life and create its story.

— Palle Oswald

I have better understanding how difficult and complex life can be, fortunately I know when not to take things so seriously and just enjoy every moment

— Shellie Palmer

A good understanding is to keep the great law.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is a danger to judicial independence when people have no understanding of how the judiciary fits into the constitutional scheme.

— David Souter

The spectrum of possibilities is vast and our souls long to incorporate as many as they can… We are in a constant process of learning how to think, behave, or act understanding the manifestations of Tao, the manifestation of Qi within us.

— Nataša Nuit Pantović, A-Ma Alchemy of Love

The complexity of a subject, if crucial for understanding the story, needs to be shown in the visualisation. Thus, in many cases, clarifying a subject requires increasing the amount of information, not reducing it.

— Alberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

There was always something to learn from listening to and understanding people´s viewpoints.

— Michelle Madow, Diamonds in the Rough

I pray for all of us, oppressor and friend, that together we may succeed in building a better worldthrough human understanding and love, and that in doing so we may reducethe pain and suffering of all sentient beings.

— Dalai Lama XIV

The difference between one person who is living in poverty and another person living in wealth is their understanding of what to do with time.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

These guys may not talk too much about relationships, but they sure do blush at telling moments, don’t they? Maybe that’s the key to understanding the opposite sex; I could invent a science, call it blushology.

— Jody Gehrman, Babe in Boyland

A clear vision calms hearts down! A good understanding soothes anxious hearts!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

From now on, the technology companies that succeed will be those that have developed skills at listening and a sophisticated understanding of their customers’ industries.

— Samuel J. Palmisano

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

— Harry S Truman

The influence of prayer on the human mind and body … can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy greater intellectual vigor moral stamina and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human 1 relationships.

— Dr. Alexis Carrel

Wisdom is the understanding that God exist, and that he is the creator of all life and things in the universe and upon Earth. This is truth. When we realize mistakes we have made, we should make serious efforts to correct them. This also, is truth.

— Ellen J. Barrier

When you realize there is something you don’t understand, then you’re generally on the right path to understanding all kinds of things.

— Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery

Incidentally, it’s easy to write prescriptions, but difficult to come to an understanding with people.

— Franz Kafka, A Country Doctor

Only the one who has the understanding of time will be ready to give an account to the Lord for what He did on this earth.

— Sunday Adelaja

Belief is just the place of understanding you are at the moment. Without an open mind, you will be standing in that one spot forever.

— Dannye Williamsen

Science fiction is the one literature that deals with today’s reality – that provides a basis for discussion and understanding of the complex events of our time. It opens the doors for students – doors into all branches of knowledge.

— Biggle

Happiness comes from the full understanding of your own being.

— Marina Abramovic

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.

— Amelia Earhart

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.

— Hypatia

one day, when tenderness has become the single rule of the morning, / I will wake in your arms. perhaps your skin will be overly gorgeous./ and the light will include the impossible understanding of love.

— José Luís Peixoto, A Criança em Ruínas

It became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. You need both understanding and action.

— Hillary Clinton

Words are powerful instruments. Handle them and your understanding level of new information will grow in a spectacular way.

— Kim Kiyosaki, Rich Woman: A Book on Investing for Women, Take Charge Of Your Money, Take Charge Of Your Life

Nothing is perfect and this is the perfect reason for men to keep on learning, understanding and discovering.

— Dee Dee Artner

Having a deep sense of understanding is a huge burden for a mind that can’t directly influence things.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

You need to invest time in understanding and discovering yourself

— Sunday Adelaja

Hunter-gathers, by nature, store information for use, understanding that there may be a time when information is scarce.

— Brian C. O’Connor, Jud H. Copeland, Jodi L. Kearns

Reading an author’s Biography contributes to an understanding and enjoyment of their work, and gives a richness to the reading experience.

— Suzy Davies

I love rings, but I can’t wear them. I mean, look at my knuckles. My fingers and joints are so swollen from years of playing. That means no wedding band, either. Luckily, I have a very understanding wife.

— Justin Tuck

Collaboration begins with mutual understanding and respect.

— Astronaut Ron Garan

Knowledge & understanding mixed with ones convictions of ‘experience’ is hardly impositional”. ~R. Alan Woods [2012]

— R. Alan Woods, The Journey Is The Destination: A Photo Journal

Your level of consciousness depends on your love and understanding of this universe and all its contents.

— Debasish Mridha

My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills.

— Frederick W. Smith

Communication will bring understanding and understanding will cause harmonious mutual relationships which can establish peace and stability.

— Lobsang Tenzin

Mirroring is a powerful neuro-linguistic programming technique that can be used to bond with others, build rapport, and reach mutual understanding more quickly. You may already be using it instinctively without even being aware.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Body Language: 8 Ways to Optimize Non-Verbal Communication for Positive Impact

We each act as the creator of the self, and therefore, we strive to attain self-realization by understanding what we were in various stages of life including what we began as and what we transmuted into becoming.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Many Christians have no understanding of God’s fatherhood

— Sunday Adelaja

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

— Michel de Montaigne

As you walk in love, understanding your entire being, becomes perfected.

— Auliq Ice

The schematicism by which our understanding deals with the phenomenal world … is a skill so deeply hidden in the human soul that we shall hardly guess the secret trick that Nature here employs.

— Immanuel Kant, Kritik der reinen Vernunft

mind was simply the operation of the brain, an idea that struck me with force; it startled my naive understanding of the world

— Paul Kalanithi

He must be suffering, too. She had noted the weary sag of his shoulders, the quivering lips, the tear- filled eyes. Somehow she had never thought of him as hurting- of being capable of understanding how she felt.

— Janette Oke, Love Comes Softly

The only personal branding consultant who can ever hope to have a clear understanding of you and your value can be found in the mirror.

— Ryan Lilly, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

— Jim Rohn

You are this, which does not satisfy, so you want to be that. If there were an understanding of this, would that come into being? Because you do not understand this, you create that, hoping through that to understand or to escape from this.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living 1

I don’t ask for your pity, but just for your understanding – not even that – no. Just for some recognition of me in you, and the enemy, time, in us all.

— Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth

Is it possible for white America to really understand blacks’ distrust of the legal system, their fears of racial profiling and the police, without understanding how cheap a black life was for so long a time in our nation’s history?

— Philip Dray, At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America

Moral crusaders with zeal but no ethical understanding are likely to give us solutions that are worse than the problems.

— Charles W. Colson, How Now Shall We Live?

An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.

— Edith Wharton

…we are a narrative, storytelling species. Revealing our own histories, and understanding those of others can really help us appreciate the humanity in all of our fellow individuals.

— Stephen P. Hinshaw, Origins of the Human Mind

I try not to think with my gut. If I’m serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me in trouble. Really, it’s okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in.

— Carl Sagan

As understanding deepens, the further removed it becomes from knowledge.

— C.G. Jung, The Essential Jung: Selected Writings

The level of consciousness defines the level of understanding and awareness.

— Debasish Mridha

But if we are to remain a great empire, we must have a greater understanding of the hearts and minds of others.

— Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

You can know an animal – or a person, for that matter – in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years.

— Mark Doty

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.

— Ludwig Quidde

He and we were a party of men walking together, seeing, hearing, feeling, understanding the same world; and in two minutes, with a sudden snap, one of us would be gone – one mind less, one world less.

— George Orwell, A Hanging

I think that’s why you see so many Americans in Dublin look so sad: they are looking for the door through which they can begin to understand this place. I tell them, ‘Go to the races.’ I think it’s the best place to start understanding the Irish.

— Frank McCourt

If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context.

— Wilhelm Dilthey

To gain an overall understanding of oneself does not require looking outward – it requires the strength of looking inward.

— Michelle Cruz-Rosado

The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It’s understanding who to listen to and why.

— Steve Blank

To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also becomes more positive…

— Malcolm X

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

— R.D. Laing

(His WIFE, understanding everything, wants him to stay. MARVIN wants to go. Or MARVIN wants to stay. She wants him to go. Anyway, he’s going.)

— William Finn, The Marvin Songs : Three One-Act Musicals

However deep our devotion may be to parents or to children it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire.

— Vera Brittain

The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.

— J.K. Rowling

It is as though we are understanding now what (William) Blake intuited, the senses were, in Eden, spread over the whole being. It might seem, then, that our bodies still live in Eden, but our minds refuse to know it.

— Peter Redgrove, The Black Goddess and the Unseen Real: Our Uncommon Senses and Their Common Sense

Love grants us the power to forgive, to love when we’re hurt, but it also gives us the courage to let go, and the understanding that to love, we love freely—at our own choice.

— J.C. Reed, The Lover’s Game

Knowledge evolves, understanding matures and wisdom progresses. Don’t be so hung up on what you think you know.

— TemitOpe Ibrahim

By walking in his spiritual life, the Christian will experience growing in his faith, becoming a holy person, understanding more the Word of God, being able to love one’s neighbour more, to do acts of mercy and experience more the light of God.

— George Calleja, The Light

The biggest power play in the world is understanding your own power and then unleashing it to reach your goals and follow your dreams.

— La La Anthony

The major barrier to understanding is wishful thinking and following that which pleases one.

— Idries Shah, The Commanding Self

To gain an understanding of the mind leads on to an appreciation of what it means to be human.

— Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

A man who lacks understanding is susceptible to deception

— Sunday Adelaja

In our evolution language has been the greatest single contribution to our understanding and misunderstanding

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

We do not behave out of our identity, we behave out of our understanding of our identity in Christ.

— Shelley Hendrix, On Purpose for a Purpose

Then turn your eyes back on me, and tell me that Cathy and I are still children to be treated with condescension, and are incapable of understanding adult subjects.

— V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

To fully accept someone or something, means that you understand yourself enough to trust your own judgement and intuition, with this understanding full acceptance is inevitable and the next step possible.

— Nityananda Das, Divine Union

May this Soulful understanding of Christmas invite – the peace, harmony and serenity you deserve.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

We often try to understand the world without understanding ourselves.

— Debasish Mridha

Knowledge evolves, understanding matures & wisdom progresses.

— TemitOpe Ibrahim

There is no such thing as a weird human being, It’s just that some people require more understanding than others.

— Tom Robbins

He taught me how small, day-by-day decisions add up to the great consequences and that every thoughtful and educated decision I made about my life would eventually lead me to a clear and more satisfying understanding of my calling.

— Eric Motley

True understanding lies beyond the desert

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Action has meaning only in relationship, and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict. The understanding of relationship is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

True understanding involves sincere honesty and holistic, deep listening without the political corruption of evil power players. ~ Angelica Hopes, an excerpt from my book K.H. trilogy

— Angelica Hopes

Finding understanding of the human condition is what rehabilitates and transforms the human race

— Jeremy Griffith, Freedom: The End of the Human Condition

Wisdom along with maturity is self understanding and defining one’s character through reasoning in a circumstance.

— Unarine Ramaru

The lack of understanding does not hurt, as much as the lack of effort to understand does !

— Wordions

Daily Bible reading and mediation will deepen your understanding of life and God.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Certain levels of human understanding cannot be attained, it is claimed, until the brain can work in more than one way.

— Idries Shah, The World of the Sufi: An Anthology of Writings about Sufis and Their Work

Would not a rational society spend more on understanding and preventing, than on preparing for, the next war?

— Carl Sagan, Cosmos

May our spirit fill us with understanding of victory and defeat, the gift of collaboration, the wisdom to choose the right path, and opportunities that inspire hope.

— Celeste Cooper, WINTER DEVOTIONS (Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain

If Jesus looks too feminine to us, maybe it says more about our understanding of masculinity than it does about a possible conspiracy to feminize the church and men.

— Nate Pyle, Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood

We need to have an understanding that no matter how difficult the situation is, the victory is ours

— Sunday Adelaja

It’s not as if our lives are simply divided into light and dark. There’s a shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does.

— Haruki Murakami, After Dark

The world is build on miss understanding and miss concept.

— Deyth Banger

…he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke—the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.

— The Alchemist

To lead people or influence them, we must first align ourselves with them. By identifying with individuals or groups, we gain their confidence and can then lead them into a higher understanding or direct them to the achievement of lofty goals.

— Wu Wei, I Ching Wisdom: More Guidance from the Book of Answers, Volume Two

The world moves on so fast, and we lose all chance of being the women our mothers were; we lose all understanding of what shaped them.

— Hilary Mantel, An Experiment in Love

Librarians hoard the wisdom of humanity. They are the keepers of all knowledge, the guardians at the temples of understanding and devoted protectors of the sanctuary in the midst of uneducated anarchy.

— Stephen Colbert

Growth dwells not in standing one’s ground, anyone can do that. Personal growth comes from reaching past insecurities with a sincere effort to acquire an understanding that does not mirror your own.

— Carl Henegan, Darkness Left Undone

Discipline and unconditional support is earned by understanding and trust and inclusion. Not by isolation, not by nasty tricks.

— Colm Keaveney

Haven’t you noticed that opinion without knowledge is always a poor thing? At the best it is blind—isn’t anyone who holds a true opinion without understanding like a blind man on the right road?

— Plato, The Republic

I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.

— Princess Diana

We learn to become more empathic when we slow down, become present, and are fully committed to understanding another person’s uniqueness.

— Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

The Phoenix burns and rebirths from the ashes in the absence of need for witness, acceptance, understanding or belief.

— Truth Devour, Unrequited

All you need to find a strong, loving man is the knowledge and understanding of the power you have as a woman.

— Rebecca Warner, He’s Just A Man: Making the Most of Your Womanly Power

I mean, yeah, I’m sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don’t think it’s all that different than the American sense of humor.

— Simon Pegg

To have understanding is not to be religious

— Sunday Adelaja

Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.

— Samuel Smiles

We sometimes have a flash of understanding that amounts to the insight of genius, and yet it slowly withers, even in our hands – like a flower. The form remains, but the colours and the fragrance are gone.

— Robert Musil, The Confusions of Young Törless

Famine, plague and war will probably continue to claim millions of victims in the coming decades. Yet they are no longer unavoidable tragedies beyond the understanding and control of a helpless humanity.

— Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.

— Oprah Winfrey

The space between meeting a stranger and making a new friend can be a short distance or a gaping chasm. By understanding how to open a conversation well, you will be better able to bridge the gaps and build rapport more successfully.

— Susan C. Young

It is in the combination of words and visuals that the magic of understanding often happens.

— Alberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

The most essential prerequisite to understanding is to be able to admit when you don’t understand something

— Richard Saul Wurman, Information Anxiety 2

Those who make uncritical observations or fraudulent claims lead us into error and deflect us from the major human goal of understanding how the world works. It is for this reason that playing fast and loose with the truth is a very serious matter.

— Carl Sagan, Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.

— Shannon L. Alder

Loneliness isn’t a lack of people. It is a lack of understanding and acceptance.

— Bronnie Ware

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature.

— David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Some of us learn control, more or less by accident. The rest of us go all our lives not even understanding how it is possible, and blaming our failure on being born the wrong way.

— B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

There’s nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.

— Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ does not mean that you understand and see. To force oneself to see and accept a thing without understanding is political and not spiritual or intellectual.

— Gautama Buddha

Morality established from Science is the key to understanding Coexistence.Science based on Morality is the reason we have prejudice for things we don’t understand.

— Anonymous

The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.

— Woodrow Wilson

Maybe that was what growing up was, understanding where the real magic lived in this world. Inside our very own hearts.

— Gina Linko, Flower Moon

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

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Before any change for the better can take place, a level of understanding is always needed; because without understanding we tend to fall back on the automatic responses and reactions that we have built up over our lives.

— Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

The potential in many environmental issues is that if you undertake corrective action without appropriate understanding of the problem, then you wind up doing more harm than good.

— Hugh Ross

In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there’s no juice in that for me.

— Bea Arthur

Then turn your eyes back on me, and tell me that Cathy and I are still children to be treated with condescension, and are incapable of understanding adult subjects. We haven’tremained idle, twiddling our thumbs while you were off having a good time.

— V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

— John Locke

Basic understanding of who were are is through Self Awareness. By understanding our thoughts we can dive deeper into them and get a better understanding of who we are in the process.

— Matthew Donnelly

A wise and an understanding heart.

— Bible

The only guide which I feel that I can follow is not the fluctuating dicta of those who are victors in the battle for popularity at a given moment, but my own understanding of the American tradition in which I was brought up.

— Jane Jacobs

People should always find support and understanding in you. Then they will support you 100%.

— Sunday Adelaja

I’m above crawling on my knees for certain favors. What you cannot give me: I cannot beg for it. This is not arrogance or pride. This is having a clear understanding of my self worth.‪

— joseph ejiro

The more a person is united within himself or herself and inwardly simple, the more and higher things he or she understands, because he or she receives the light of understanding from within.

— Abhijit Naskar, Neurons of Jesus: Mind of A Teacher, Spouse & Thinker

[Some scientific] experiments…tell us that what we consider the objective world depends in some measure on our own conscious processes. There is no fixed eternal reality……… true understanding is not to be achieved with the rational mind.

— Larry Dossey, Space, Time & Medicine

Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself.

— Kathy Ireland

In the end, the innate desire of all people for truth, justice, and human understanding must triumph over ignorance and despair.

— Dalai Lama XIV, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama

The youth of today will never have the determination and the understanding of yesteryear’s youth.

— Javier Enríquez Serralde

Empathy requires us to step outside of our own agendas long enough to develop an understanding of the other person’s perspective. It can be rightly stated that no relationship will be whole without ongoing displays of empathy.

— Les Carter, Enough about You, Let’s Talk about Me: How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life

And as we continue to improve our understanding of the basic science on which applications increasingly depend, material benefits of this and other kinds are secured for the future.

— Henry Taube

I never work better than when I am inspired by anger for when I am angry I can write pray and preach well for then my whole temperament is quickened my understanding sharpened and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.

— Martin Luther

The human condition to ignore or dispel ideas is an admission of fear by oneself and refusing to seek out the phenomena of the unknown, to complete the cycle of understanding through greater knowledge and enlightenment.

— Alastair Agutter, The Theory of Particle Matter Frequencies and Multiple Universes

Self-knowledge, a spiritual metamorphosis, precedes understanding other people and comprehending the beauty of being part of the spontaneous interplay of the natural world.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

To patch up a relationship, understanding is the needle, and love is the thread.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

I think that the root of Willful Ignorance, is Fear. We’ll return to that in a minute. But the root of Fear, is Simple Ignorance, at least I think that our original Fear is rooted in simply not understanding the World around us: not knowing.

— Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

The problem is not the misunderstanding we have, but the understanding we have missed. We must come to a certain understanding; to understand understanding, we need to understand understanding and we must understand with understanding.

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I’ve come to the conclusion that liking a person we are required to have dealings with is not of paramount importance. But respect is crucial, on both sides, as is tolerance, and a depth of understanding of those influences that sculpt a character.

— Jacqueline Winspear, Messenger of Truth

Sometimes, the reason that people don’t get along is because they feel that their role is to be selfish or submissive—not understanding that American simply means understanding who we are so that we can help others do the same.

— Ciore Taylor, The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

Love is knowing someone so deeply, understanding her so completely, that you can finish her thoughts without hesitation, confident in reading her face, her body, even her slightest gesture means something to you.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Return of a Queen

A man is deficient in understanding until he perceives that there is a whole cycle of evolution possible within himself: repeating endlessly, offering opportunities for personal development.

— Idries Shah, Reflections

How can she? She’s incapable of understanding anything. Besides, do any of us understand what we are doing? If we did, would we ever do it?

— George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion and Related Readings

The greatest happiness is a quiet kind. It’s the tender understanding that we’re living in a very strange place full of strange creatures. And there’s quite a bit of wonder in that.

— F.K. Preston, The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing

Active listening is not only a matter of making yourself available to hear someone talk, but it is showing the sender, physically, that you are receiving and understanding their message on all levels.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

I realize I was having a conversation in my head that was about three responses ahead of Paul’s innocuous quip. I tend to do that — imagine conversations before they happen. That’s why people sometimes have a tough time understanding me and I them.

— Alex Morel, Survive

Imagination just wasn’t up to the task of understanding unique and foreign sensations. It knew only how to dampen or augment what it already knew. – Juliette, Pg. 139

— Hugh Howey

Compassion is born from understanding suffering. We all should learn to embrace our own suffering, to listen to it deeply, and to have a deep look into its nature.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Communicating

Juliet’s version of cleanliness was next to godliness, which was to say it was erratic, past all understanding and was seldom seen.

— Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Black and white thinking limits understanding and feedback, two necessary ingredients for successful resolution in creative conflict and successful understanding.

— David W. Earle

We are products of their understanding or lack of understanding.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

He’s waiting for yu, young queen.’Shocked, I stared at Seoras. ‘Heath?’The Warrior’s look was wise and understanding – his voice gentle. ‘Aye, yur Heath probably does await you somewhere in the future, but it is of your Guardian I speak.

— P.C. Cast, Awakened

Mental understanding cannot change our life, unless it becomes real understanding.

— Sunday Adelaja

Maturity refers to having a sound understanding of basics and making a fair judgment.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, the possible.

— Henry Reed, Collected Poems

If you want to accurately judge the spiritual level of any human being, count the number of religions that he is capable of understanding and observe how effective he is in applying the lessons learned to his own life or the life of others.

— Robin Sacredfire

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.

— Yo-Yo Ma

When you are told that science has disproved the Bible, ask specifically where such is the case. True science and a true understanding of the Bible are never at variance.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

There is an art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife

— Hippocratic OAth

It is through our extended family that we first learn to compromise and come to an understanding that even if we don’t always agree about things we can still love and look out for each other.

— Sara Sheridan

Why this fuss about understanding women?! It’s so simple. All we want is everything, no compromises.

— Shweta Bhatnagar

We can’t expect a blind man to appreciate beautiful patterns or a deaf man to listen to bells and drums. And blindness and deafness are not confined to the body alone – the understanding has them, too.

— Zhuangzi

Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.

— David Crystal

It is a pity that dead men are still impacting the world while men who are still alive are wasting away, roaming the world without an understanding of what to do with their time.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

… it should be remembered that the atomicity of electric charge has already found its expression in the specific numerical value of the fine structure constant, a theoretical understanding of which is still missing today.

— Wolfgang Pauli, Theory of Relativity

No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought that counts.” -Bob Proctor

— Bob Proctor

Nothing: a landscape, a glass of wine, a little loveless love, and the vague sadness caused by our understanding nothing and having lost the little we’re given.

— Álvaro de Campos

Becoming more socially aware involves greater understanding of the dynamics of social interactions to assure you achieve harmonious outcomes.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Communication: 8 Ways to Confirm Clarity & Understanding for Positive Impact

As the complexity in any system increases, the ability to form a correct understanding decreases exponentially.

— R.A.Delmonico

Biological engineering is not necessarily understanding systems but rather, I want to be able to design and build biological systems to perform particular applications.

— Drew Endy

We can tell a lot about a creature’s level of consciousness by understanding their perception of death.

— Abhijit Naskar

Feeling leads to understanding, understanding leads to sympathizing, sympathizing leads to action, and with action, we can change the world. – Maya Dehlin

— John Meyer, Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies + Bystanders

I know that touching you will be understanding my fingers for the first time.

— Kels Adeline Sapp

Hell says hallelujah when fools say amen without understanding or applying truth to their lives.

— Eveth Colley

We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

In order to grasp the principles of spiritual growth, you need to be filled with understanding and the wisdom of God.

— Sunday Adelaja

Catholics form a majority in Chile, although there are more and more Evangelicals and Pentacostals who irritate everyone because they have a direct understanding with God while everyone else must pass through the priestly bureaucracy.

— Isabel Allende, Mi país inventado: Un paseo nostálgico por Chile

If the cherry trees had to wait for understanding they’d never blossom.

— Marty Rubin

Knowing is important, but understanding is essential for wisdom.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

We become full human agents, capable of understanding ourselves, and hence of defining our identity, through our acquisition of rich human languages of expression.

— Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism

The true teachers and educators are not those who have learned pedagogy as the science of dealing with children, but those in whom pedagogy has awakened through understanding the human being.

— Rudolf Steiner

Value Proposition Design is a ‘must have’ for anyone creating a new venture. It captures the core issues around understanding and finding customer problems and designing and validating potential solutions.

— Steve Blank

Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst.

— Joe Hill, Heart-Shaped Box

This world is not at fault, the world is beautiful. If your understanding is wrong, what can the world do?

— Dada Bhagwan

Your understanding and use of time decides the life you will have in the future.

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

What is it that unites, on the left of British politics, George Orwell, Billy Bragg, Gordon Brown and myself? An understanding that identity and a sense of belonging need to be linked to our commitment to nationhood and a modern form of patriotism.

— David Blunkett

By studying, understanding and do the wills of the book, you renounce your mortal life.

— Compton Gage

Style and voice are different. Style is standard conventions of writing. Voice is the distinct way an individual puts words together. All good writers have a near-uniform understanding of style but a voice all their own.

— Naveed Saleh, The Complete Guide to Article Writing: How to Write Successful Articles for Online and Print Markets

Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god’s idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.

— Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

Lack of understanding is a great power. Sometimes it enables men to conquer the world.

— Anatole France

Her father had admired her mother without ever truly understanding her. And her mother–her mother had relied on her father without appreciating him. There had been a gulf between them that couldn’t be bridged by all the goodwill in the world.

— Beatriz Williams, The Forgotten Room

It is certainly true that all beliefs and all myths are worthy of a respectful hearing. It is not true that all folk beliefs are equally valid – if we’re talking not about an internal mindset, but about understanding of the external reality.

— Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

The power of prayer is beyond the understanding of men.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Whenever you possess something, but lack the understanding of its value, there are some consequences you suffer

— Sunday Adelaja

Electricity should not be banned, it just needs much better government regulation and understanding by the medical profession of the full range of toxicity that it presents to the human.

— Steven Magee

Given the level of understanding and the fact that they believed already in a set of myths and superstitions, it was the easiest and fastest way to proceed.

— Mario Stinger, Destined for Oblivion: As Nature Intended

For students, understanding the separate and unique functions of each branch of government can help them understand how different kinds of government officials can help solve different kinds of problems.

— Sandra Day O’Connor

Don’t just pray, but reach out in prayer to get an understanding of God’s plan, of His revelation and vision for your life.

— Pastor Adelaja Sunday

I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world.

— Seamus Heaney

But understanding will always require some effort. You probably wouldn’t admire a friend who was good at everything if it cost her no effort.

— Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

God created you for His high purpose, discovering and understanding that that purpose is important

— Sunday Adelaja

There was a tacit understanding between them that ‘liquor helped’ growing more miserable with every glass one hoped for the moment of relief.

— Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter

Honesty lies in understanding our close and necessary relationship with not wanting to hear the truth.

— David Whyte

Complaining or picketing will not solve a problem but understanding will.

— Debasish Mridha

Not having any drink about ain’t the same as not understanding the need for one. Times like these change a body’s perspective.

— Samuel Snoek-Brown, Hagridden

grappling with some small understanding of this place, this time, we’re in” my poem “In a BishopsWood Clearing

— Jay Woodman, Following Father

My philosophy is really based on humility. I don’t think we know enough to fix either diagnostics or therapeutics. The future of psychiatry is clinical neuroscience, based on a much deeper understanding of the brain.

— Thomas R. Insel

It is through imagination that we transcend understanding and travel into the world of possibilities.

— Danielle Pierre, Just Make It Happen!

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

— Wynton Marsalis

He had never done it before, and so he had no real understanding of how slow, and sad, and difficult it was to end a friendship.

— Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

To be productive, effective and to live a life of understanding and wisdom is not to waste time

— Sunday Adelaja

As a resident, my highest ideal was not saving lives — everyone dies eventually — but guiding a patient or family to an understanding of death or illness.

— Paul Kalanithi

A man who would give advice without understanding is a fool.

— J. Kyle McNeal, Birthrights

Only learning oneself better, and understanding one’s place in the world, made the touch of another mundane.

— N.K. Jemisin, The Kingdom of Gods

There was a wildness inside him; someday he would capture it. Not to be tamed, but to be released. For only by understanding his mind could it be freed.

— Daniel J. Rice

Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

— Og Mandino

If you just mimic the surface of somebody’s work without understanding where they are coming from, your work will never be anything more than a knockoff.

— Austin Kleon

When we miss understanding, we meet misunderstanding. Misunderstanding always pushes understanding far away!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The key to understanding if something is truly precious is to ask if we can hold it, for things truly precious cannot be held.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The significance – and ultimately the quality – of the work we do is determined by our understanding of the story in which we are taking part.

— Wendell Berry

In English we blame others for not understanding us when really it’s our fault for not saying what we wanted to say.

— Rory Dunlop, What We Didn’t Say

Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.

— G.I. Gurdjieff

There are genuine mysteries in the world that mark the limits of human knowing and thinking. Wisdom is fortified, not destroyed, by understanding its limitations. Ignorance does not make a fool as surely as self-deception.

— Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information

The purpose of Neurotheology shall be to ease human sufferings with a deeper understanding of the neurobiological substrates of spirituality and divinity.

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Metaphysics is not the result of understanding the limitations of physics.It’s rather the result of the limitation in understanding physics.

— M.R. Shabanali

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.

— Harry S Truman

Without imagination we should be lost; for only with its help can we interpret our experience, turn it into experience of an outer world, and thus make use of it in understanding what and where we are, and what we need to do.

— Mary Warnock, Imagination and Time

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

— Eric Hoffer

Must not understanding lie open unto wisdom as the pyramids lie open to the stars? (6:2)

— Aleister Crowley, Visions & Voices: Aleister Crowley’s Enochian Visions with Astrological & Qabalistic Commentary

What, then, are some of the shifts that have happened in our understanding of the composing process that make a focus on digital writing in the writing workshop that much more compelling?

— Troy Hicks

You can’t change your past, but you can begin your journey by understanding it.

— Michelle Skeen, Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships

You could claim that moving from pixelated perception, where the robot looks at sensor data, to understanding and predicting the environment is a Holy Grail of artificial intelligence.

— Sebastian Thrun

I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states.

— Evo Morales

In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.

— Kamisese Mara

There is not so good an understanding between any two but the exposure by the one of a serious fault in the other will produce a misunderstanding in proportion to its heinousness.

— Henry David Thoreau

I don’t ask for your pity but just your understanding – no not even that -no. Just for your recognition of me in you and the enemy time in us all.

— Tennessee Williams

The 19th century had chosen only to remember the happy warrior. The 20th century only the blood come gargling. Both are essential to any understanding of Trafalgar.

— Adam Nicolson, Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar

I am five, I will never understandwhy we are stranded in our selvesbut in this moment I knowmy own storyis understanding our singlenessthat I am destined to move my body and timeinto the body-timethe storyof Others.

— Sharon Doubiago, Hard Country

What is not worth understanding is not knowing.

— Caleb Ricketts

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I admire law enforcement agents who put their lives on the line to enforce the law while building trust and understanding within a community and around the world. I honor those who seek justice for all the people of this country.

— Janet Reno

I think the best part of learning a language is that you can see the country’s culture through the language. And it gives you different levels of understanding of that culture when you really try to dig in and learn it.

— Mark Lippert

By understanding the nuances of the world around you and how to survive the temptations, you can rule anything. Even yourself

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible

Knowledge is courage understanding brings calmness and humility

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Spend time understanding who you are, after all the only person your ever going to truly live with; is yourself.

— Nikki Rowe

It is the spur of ignorance the consciousness of not understanding and the curiosity about that which lies beyond that are essential to our progress.

— John Pierce

It takes understanding to be outstanding

— Pastor Simeon Nwani

when you read once, you get the understanding ; when you read twice, you get the second understanding. Don’t just read, read!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

If a reasoned creator set the stars in their place then we must be capable of understanding them – we must also be creatures of reason, of order!

— Sarah Perry

I had given up the church, more because of its complicity with slavery than from a full understanding of the foolishness of its creeds.

— Lucy N. Colman

The gap between understanding and misunderstanding can best be bridged by thought!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

— Anonymous

This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.

— William Glasser

An organization’s proprietary, internal information is constrained only by an understanding that stake-holders will keep organizational matters within the organization.

— Kent Alan Robinson, UnSend: Email, text, and social media disasters…and how to avoid them

The most precious gift you can ever give to a young woman is, appreciating and understanding her true feelings

— M.F. Moonzajer

Patriotism is a love of country. If you love your country, you should love your countrymen and women. It doesn’t mean you always agree with them or even like them. It is understanding that we have interwoven destiny.

— Cory Booker

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.

— Frank Herbert

Science contributes to our culture in many ways, as a creative intellectual activity in its own right, as the light which has served to illuminate man’s place in the universe, and as the source of understanding of man’s own nature.

— John F. Kennedy

Beauty for wisdom, lust for love, youth for happiness, anger for understanding and denial for acceptance are all things I gladly trade on my journey through life. Who say’s getting old is a bad thing?

— J.S. Riley

Love is not about liking, loving and caring, but appreciation, understanding and devotion.

— M.F. Moonzajer

You can’t have understanding without having empathy, and you can’t have empathy without losing money.

— Erle Stanley Gardner, The Knife Slipped

Narrative understanding is a large part of the ability to connect with, understand, and have compassion for all of us engaged in learning more about being human.

— Leah C. Fowler

Consideration doth, as it were, open the door between the head and the heart: the understanding having received truths, lays them up in the memory now, consideration is the conveyer of theme from thence to the affections (571).

— Richard Baxter, The Saints’ Everlasting Rest

Peace is the byproduct of understanding in conjunction with the ability to agree or disagree in harmony

— Lamont Renzo Bracy

All these years of thinking, ending up like this: In front of all this beauty, understanding nothing.

— Bruce Cockburn

Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.

— Martin R. Lemieux

Understanding proximate cause is also like understanding your mother: It can take years and then, just when you think you have her figured out, she surprises you.

— Peter F. Lake

The true understanding of life and its purposes comes from an understanding of consciousness.

— Debasish Mridha

The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?Doesn’t that make life a story?

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

She felt her strong young body that she had never appreciated when she had it, constantly worrying that she didn’t meet standards of beauty and not understanding how standards of health were so much more important.

— Jo Walton, My Real Children

We can only accept teachings that we have put into practice with our own awakened understanding and that we can see with our own experience to be true.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, No Death, No Fear

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.

— Buzz Aldrin