Understanding Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about understanding
  1. #1
    “As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.”
  2. #2
    “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.”
  3. #3
    “Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?”
  4. #4
    “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
  5. #5
    “Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.”
  6. #6
    “Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean that it’s nonsense.”
  7. #7
  8. #8
    “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
  9. #9
    “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.”
  10. #10
    “Science has its place in man’s search for understanding, but science and the imagination have tended to bifurcate in the modern world; only the true poetic intellect can end this long-established dualism.”
  11. #11
    “Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
  12. #12
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
  13. #13
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
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