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  • Stephen R. Covey
    Stephen R. Covey
    American educator, author and businessman 1932-2012
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    You can't live principals you can't understand.
  • Edward R. Murrow
    Edward R. Murrow
    American broadcast journalist and war correspondent 1908-1965
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    Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...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)
  • Carter Burwell
    Carter Burwell
    American composer of film scores 1954-
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    A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand. I don't think I have ever been carefree and can't see the pleasure of it.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
  • Bradley Joseph
    Bradley Joseph
    American composer and producer
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    A lot of musicians don't learn the business. You just have to be well-rounded in both areas. You have to understand publishing. You have to understand how you make money, what's in demand, what helps you make the most out of your talent.
    Source: On running a label
  • Bill Walton
    Bill Walton
    American basketball player 1952-
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    A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.
  • Butch Trucks
    Butch Trucks
    American musician 1947-2017
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    A lot of these guys come up and say, 'Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.' They don't seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment - and painful.
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton
    British scientist, mathematician 1642-1727
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    A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
  • John Berger
    John Berger
    English art critic, novelist, painter and poet 1926-2017
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    A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
  • A professional whose job it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
  • V.S. Naipaul
    V.S. Naipaul
    Trinidad and Tobago-born British writer 1932-2018
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    Africans need to be kicked, that's the only thing they understand.
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