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Understood Quotes

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Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

 

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

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

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

Use anything you can think of to understand and be understood,
and you'll discover the creativity that connects you with others.
- Martha Beck

In fact, quantitative findings of any material and
energy changes preserve their full context only through
their being seen and understood as parts of a natural order.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

I understood jazz, I understood how it worked.
That's what I apply to everything.
- Van Morrison

This was a tragic event in human history,
but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we
ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly
understood and acknowledged.
- Jerry Costello

Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
- William Ames

Genius is never understood in its own time.
- Bill Watterson

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way,
it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage
with people just hemming the band in.
- Benny Goodman

Literature is without proofs.
By which it must be understood that it cannot prove,
not only what it says, but even that it is worth the trouble of saying it.
- Roland Barthes

It was really important in my relationship with James
Caan that I understood the relationship between the family and the father.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

No data on air propellers was available,
but we had always understood that it was not a difficult
matter to secure an efficiency of 50% with marine propellers.
- Orville Wright

I've probably understood men too well.
I realise they are predatory by nature,
and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
- Jacqueline Bisset

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
- Elbert Hubbard

I'd like to think Helen very much understood what it
was to be disadvantaged in the medical field.
And that that was something that she never let dictate her choices.
- Mary Stuart Masterson

I understood that if I wanted to work,
the saxophone was the main instrument.
The clarinet was what we call a double.
- Lee Konitz

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it.
This must be understood from the very beginning.
One must learn from him who knows.
- George Gurdjieff

Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he
and I had communicated properly in January 1958,
this whole history would have been entirely different .
- Gordon Gould

Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough.
If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
- Earl Nightingale

George Washington understood that the Bible is the
place where God's records of right and wrong are kept.
- Randall Terry

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

I understood public relations and always maintained a high profile.
- Earl Butz

I have never understood that.
I come from a place where the press makes or breaks
an actor and it is more of a teamwork relationship.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

If you understood everything I say, you'd be me!
- Miles Davis

The truths of religion are never so well understood
as by those who have lost the power of reason.
- Voltaire

When I met Jack Kennedy, he was a serious young man with a dream.
He was not a womanizer, not as I understood the term.
- Gene Tierney

Science has to be understood in its broadest sense,
as a method for comprehending all observable reality,
and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.
- Alexis Carrel

Jim Thompson understood something about the serial
killer before the psychology caught up to it,
which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught.
- Val Kilmer

Jesus is an example.
We have other examples, including many of our ancestors
as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation.
- Malcolm Boyd

In order to say that some function is understood,
every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.
- Michael Behe

I was the true future.
I understood Communism better than they did.
- Elia Kazan

Speak properly, and in as few words as you can,
but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation,
but to be understood.
- William Penn

While all other sciences have advanced,
that of government is at a standstill -
little better understood,
little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
- John Adams

Einstein explained his theory to me every day,
and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
- Chaim Weizmann

It always amazed me that he was able to do it,
and that Orson Welles was able to do it.
I never understood it because the talents are absolutely opposite -
polar opposites.
- Mark Rydell

We do not write in order to be understood;
we write in order to understand.
- C. Day Lewis

Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us...
They still believe in that vision.
- Shawn Fanning

It was understood that when I left to do the pilot
that I wasn't coming back.
- Joan Van Ark

Don't appear so scholarly, pray.
Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
- Moliere

Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.
- Tristan Tzara

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend
to the cliches of their own culture,
are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
- Brad Holland

Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style,
it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the
past are a form of injustice.
- Jacques Barzun

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said.
And I think he did that deliberately.
- Peter Falk

I just kind of understood it, and I threw my love for
others and love for life into the character,
and was having a blast.
I loved playing Dharma.
I loved it!
- Jenna Elfman

A wise man should so write (though in words understood
by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.
- Thomas Hobbes

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after
they understood what I had done.
- Alain Robert

I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had
done I would have understood,
that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable.
- Laurie Lee

You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race.
The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
- Ayrton Senna

Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure
system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

I always knew that there was something that made me different,
and by the time I was in high school,
I understood what it was.
- Mary Cheney

As a matter of history, the Fourteenth Amendment was
not understood to ban segregation on the basis of race.
- Cass Sunstein

A battle lost or won is easily described,
understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of
a great nation requires reflection,
as well as observation, to appreciate it.
- Frederick Douglass


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