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Misunderstood Quotes

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To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Wisdom

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Forgiveness really is so misunderstood,
as well as the power it can release in an individual.
- Jennifer O'Neill

 

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.
It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard M. Nixon

Don't write so that you can be understood,
write so that you can't be misunderstood.
- William Howard Taft

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
- Jean Cocteau

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It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy,
they misunderstood my other films.
- Bill Forsyth

Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood,
because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
- Francois Truffaut

A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or
tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
- Johann G. Hamann

No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood,
so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned.
- John Brown Gordon

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

I'm the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know,
honestly.
- Dusty Springfield

These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague,
so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music,
which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
- Felix Mendelssohn

More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood
in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding
of the English language than any other single factor.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

My greatest fear is to be misunderstood.
- Elliott Gould

It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.
- Karl Popper

There are so many things that are misunderstood or
not recognized about my father's music because they've
been filtered by people who work for magazines like Rolling Stone.
- Dweezil Zappa

I have come to believe over and over again that what
is most important to me must be spoken,
made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having
it bruised or misunderstood.
- Audre Lorde

It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood.
- Terry Gross

Anybody who writes doesn't like to be misunderstood.
- Norman MacCaig

I have suffered from being misunderstood,
but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
- Clarence Darrow

I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time.
That's fine.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

The surest method of being incomprehensible or,
moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense;
especially words from the ancient languages.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear,
you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
- Alan Greenspan

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
- Katharine Graham

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea,
shining in his head, frightened people,
and for whom delirium was the only solution to the
strangulation that life had prepared for him.
- Antonin Artaud

I think that Scottish people, like Canadians,
are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish
friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger.
It's a great dynamic.
- Mike Myers

I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious,
exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture.
I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.
- James Patterson

The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way,
often to a not very good idea which sparked off another
idea that was only slightly better,
which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that
they then said something which was really rather interesting.
- John Cleese

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling


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