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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    I don't pretend to understand the Universe - it's a great deal bigger than I am.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  • I now understand what Christ suffered in Gethsemane as well as any man living.
  • Anatole France
    Anatole France
    French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
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    It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
  • Stephen Covey
    Stephen Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
  • Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Russisch writer 1821-1881
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    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 L. Jackson
    George L. Jackson
    African-American author and activist 1941-1971
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    Most of today's black convicts have come to understand that they are the most abused victims of an unrighteous order.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow's flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.
  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
  • Giuseppe Mazzini
    Giuseppe Mazzini
    Italian writer 1805-1872
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    The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.
  • 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.
  • Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    American minister 1834-1912
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    Throw away the Old Testament! What part of it will you throw away? That which I do not understand? Take down then yonder blood-stained cross; for there is a love there which passeth knowledge, and a Divine hatred of sin which shook the solid earth.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge.
  • St. Gregory the Great
    St. Gregory the Great
    Pope of the Catholic Church 540-604
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    Whatsoever one would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.
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