Quotes: misunderstood

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  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
  • All film directors, whether famous or obscure, regard themselves as misunderstood or underrated. Because of that, they all lie. They're obliged to overstate their own importance.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    Do not write merely to be understood. Write so you cannot possibly be misunderstood.
  • Few developments in campaigning have been as vilified and misunderstood as independent expenditure PACs, or, as they are colloquially known, super PACs.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    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.
  • Bill Forsyth
    Bill Forsyth
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    It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films.
  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    American president 1913-1994
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    No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Our work for human dignity is often lonely, and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    Since becoming a central banker, I have learned to mumble with great incoherence. If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.
    Source: Senaats committee in 1987
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
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