Quotes: understanding

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  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret Thatcher
    British prime minister (1979-1990) 1925-
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    Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
  • Harry S. Truman
    Harry S. Truman
    American president 1884-1972
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    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.
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    American aviation pioneer and author 1897-1939
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    The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.



  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.
  • Vernon Howard
    Vernon Howard
    Swiss actor 1914-1996
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    A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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    A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
  • Robert Hall
    Robert Hall
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    A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide, and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
  • 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.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    American educational philosopher 1899-1977
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    A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered ;about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
  • And, most important, we have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments.
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