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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
English politician 1623-1683
'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
As for being much known by sight, and pointed out, I cannot comprehend the honor that lies withal; whatsoever it be, every mountebank has it more than the best doctor.
Abraham J. Heschel
Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
Being as we know it, the world as we come upon it, stands before us as otherness, remoteness. For all our efforts to exploit or comprehend it, it remains evasive, mysteriously immune. Being is unbelievable.Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
English writer 1865-1936
But remember please, the Law by which we live, we are not built to comprehend a lie, we can neither love nor pity nor forgive. If you make a slip in handling us you die.
American First Lady 1925-
Everything I worry about would be better if more people could read, write and comprehend.
Pakistani theoretical physicist 1926-1996
From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.
American golf player 1940-
He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.
Bernard of Clairvaux
French abbot and leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism 1090-1153
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
American musician 1941-
I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there's some kind of change.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
American author and professor
In certain strains of Judaism, there's a profound passion for the ineffable. Contemplation of God is meant to be forever elusive, because, you know, our tiny minds can't possibly comprehend Him. If we find ourselves comprehending Him, then we can be sure we're off track.
Charles Dudley Warner
American writer 1829-1900
It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
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