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Understanding Quotes

35 of the best book quotes about understanding
  1. #1
    “If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.”
  2. #2
    “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
  3. #3
    “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.”
  4. #4
    “As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.”
  5. #5
    “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?”
  6. #6
    “Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.”
  7. #7
    “His ear heard more than was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.”
  8. #8
    “Just because you don’t understand something doesn’t mean that it’s nonsense.”
  9. #9
    “How can I make him understand that he did not create me?
    He makes the same mistake as the others when they look at a feeble-minded person and laugh because they don’t understand there are human feelings involved.”
  10. #10
    “To be great is to be misunderstood.”
  11. #11
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6.2
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More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
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The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
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The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
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Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
picture book
Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
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Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #12
    “Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
  2. #13
    “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.”
  3. #14
    “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.”
  4. #15
    “To understand is to forgive.”
  5. #16
    “People tend 2 choke
    that which they do not understand”
  6. #17
    “Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other.”
  7. #18
    As I ate she began the first of what we later called “my lessons in living.” She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors. She encouraged me to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit. That in those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations.
  8. #19
    “I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.”
  9. #20
    “I do not know everything; still many things I understand.”
  10. #21
    “She said nothing, and Sir Andrew too was silent, yet those two young people understood one another, as young people have a way of doing all the world over, and have done since the world began.”
  11. #22
    “I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I’m Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good, plain fun.”
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6.3
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Just Read! book
6.0
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Just Read!
An Inconvenient Alphabet book
6.0
picture book
An Inconvenient Alphabet
Library Mouse #1 book
6.0
picture book
Library Mouse #1
The Storybook Knight book
5.8
picture book
The Storybook Knight
  1. #23
    “The skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand.”
  2. #24
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
  3. #25
    “Love. Why I don’t like the word is that it means too much to me, far more than you can understand,” and she glanced into his face. ‘Au revoir!‘”
  4. #26
    “My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.”
  5. #27
    I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves.
  6. #28
    “Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men´s eyes, because they know -or think they know- some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.”
  7. #29
    “Their greatest comfort was a simple one: they were no longer alone. To know that you were with the one who cared for you, and who understood every fiber of your being, and who would not abandon you even in the most desperate of circumstances, that was the most precious relationship a person could have, and they both cherished it.”
  8. #30
    “And understanding begets empathy and compassion, even for the meanest beggar . . . ”
  9. #31
    “My words itch at your ears till you understand them”
  10. #32
    “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
  11. #33
    ″[Y]ou must strive to be calm, even if a hundred ravening enemies are snapping at your heels. Empty your mind and allow it to become like a tranquil pool that reflects everything around it and yet remains untouched by its surroundings. Understanding will come to you in that emptiness, when you are free of irrational fears about victory and defeat, life and death.”
  12. #34
    “Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
  13. #35
    “Her hazel eyes seemed to have experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding.”
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