Quotes: understand

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    A person hears only what they understand.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
  • First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    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.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
  • I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    They condemn what they do not understand.
  • Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    ''God is Love,'' we are taught as children to believe. But when we first begin to get some inkling of how He loves us, we are repelled; it seems so cold, indeed, not love at all as we understand the word.
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx
    American comic actor 1895-1977
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    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
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