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  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
    American feminist historian and author 1945-
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    After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.
  • Abdurrahman Wahid
    Abdurrahman Wahid
    Indonesian politican and Muslim leader 1940-2009
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    All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality.
  • An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
  • Bob Schieffer
    Bob Schieffer
    American television journalist 1937-
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    And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience - I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist.
  • Al Franken
    Al Franken
    American comedian, politician and author 1951-
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    And I think that being able to make people laugh and write a book that's funny makes the information go down a lot easier and it makes it a lot more fun to read, easier to understand, and often stronger. So there's all kinds of advantages to it.
  • Adrian Lyne
    Adrian Lyne
    English film director, writer and producer 1941-
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    And I think you understand a little bit more why she falls for him. In a way, watching the French do anything is a little more fun because their gestures are different. And in that way, they make everything interesting.
  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson
    American politician, and author 1951-
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    And I've always said, 'If two people think the same thing about everything, one of them isn't necessary.' We need to be able to understand that if we're going to make real progress.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Anything you don't understand, Mr. Rankin, you attribute to God. God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off and say God did it.
    Source: Contact (1985) Ch. 10 (p. 166)
  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
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    As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
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    As an educator myself, I understand the profound effect that good teachers and a quality education have on the lives of our young people.
  • Anne Hutchinson
    Anne Hutchinson
    American religious reformer and activist
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    As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    As long as this deliberate refusal to understand things from above, even where such understanding is possible, continues, it is idle to talk of any final victory over materialism.
    Source: The Weight of Glory (1949)
  • Andy Goldsworthy
    Andy Goldsworthy
    British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 1956-
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    As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock, I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things. Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand the internal energy of the stone.
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