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  • Ann Druyan
    Ann Druyan
    American writer 1949-
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    For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.
  • John Florio
    John Florio
    English linguist and lexicographer 1553-1625
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    For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.
  • Bill Buford
    Bill Buford
    American author and journalist
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    For reasons I didn't understand, I felt I needed to learn how to cook the food of France and knew that I was going to have to get over to the country: to Paris, I'd always assumed.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
  • Adam Michnik
    Adam Michnik
    Polish historian, essayist and dissident 1946-
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    France can never accept that it is no longer a dominating power in the world of culture. This is true both of the French right and the French left. They keep thinking that Americans are primitive cowboys or farmers who do not understand anything.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
  • Benjamin Peirce
    Benjamin Peirce
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    Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth.
  • Mary Baker Eddy
    Mary Baker Eddy
    American founder of the Christian Science Church 1821-1910
    Mary Baker Eddy
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    Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.
  • Alberto Moravia
    Alberto Moravia
    Italian novelist and journalist 1907-1990
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    Good writers are monotonous, like good composers. They keep trying to perfect the one problem they were born to understand.
  • Brendan Fraser
    Brendan Fraser
    American and Canadian actor 1969-
    Brendan Fraser
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    Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
  • Max Lerner
    Max Lerner
    American Author, Columnist 1902-
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    Having a thirteen-year-old in the family is like having a general-admission ticket to the movies, radio and TV. You get to understand that the glittering new arts of our civilization are directed to the teen-agers, and by their suffrage they stand or fall.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
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    He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson
    American politician, and author 1951-
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    Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on, because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
  • Christian Morgenstern
    Christian Morgenstern
    German poet 1871-1914
    Christian Morgenstern
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    Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
  • Britney Spears
    Britney Spears
    American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress 1981-
    Britney Spears
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    Honestly, I still don't use my computer. My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it's really not for me. It's not my thing.
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