Here’s a few quotes about understanding to help you understand something new!
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. -Carl Gustav Jung
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. -Elbert Hubbard
To know is not to know, unless someone else has known that I know. -Lucillius (B.C. 148-103)
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. -Marge Piercy
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. -Chinese Proverb
It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding. -La Rochefoucauld
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. -Dale Carnegie
Not to know what happened before one was born is always to be a child. -Cicero (106-43BC)
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. -Disraeli (1804-1881)
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. -Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Knowledge is comfortable and a necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, but if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old. -Chesterfield (1694-1773)
The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand. -Chinese Proverb
The best part of our knowledge is that which teaches us where knowledge leaves off and ignorance begins. -Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)
If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. -Kurt Lewin
Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. -Herodotus (484-425BC)
Understanding is a two-way street. -Eleanor Roosevelt
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. -Leonardo da Vinci
We do not know one millionth of one percent about anything. -Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931)
(and no, Edison did not steal electrical theory from Tesla; he did, however, promise Tesla a big bonus if he could help him solve a problem with his transformers, and then back out on the deal after the work was done. Big difference.)
A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning. -Anonyomous
Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand. -Robert R. Brown
It is well for one to know more than he says. -Plautus (254-184BC)
Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Seek first to understand and then to be understood. -Stephen R. Covey
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
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. -Plato
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. -Lao Tzu
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? -Thomas Huxley (1825-1895)
Any of these jump out at you? If so, which ones? Why? Please write your answers in the comments section below.
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