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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832+6
A person hears only what they understand.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974+2
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
American anarchist 1869-1940+1
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
German writer and poet 1749-1832+1
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.
American poet 1874-1963+1
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.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910+1
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
American president 1884-1972+1
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.
Fjodor M. Dostojewski
Russisch writer 1821-1881+1
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950+1
The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC+1
They condemn what they do not understand.
Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-19730
''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.
...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)