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Roman philosopher 50-130 AD+12
Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood.
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
British actor, movie maker 1889-1977+1
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
A. W. Tozer
American Christian pastor, preacher and author 1897-1963+1
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673+1
We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-16740
A good principle not rightly understood may prove as hurtful as a bad.
Russian teacher and writer 1873-19490
A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.
American self-help author 1883-19700
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.
As a matter of history, the Fourteenth Amendment was not understood to ban segregation on the basis of race.Source: Radicals in Robes (2009 edition), Basic Books
As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
Russian writer 1890-19600
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world.
As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.
But what is Freedom? Rightly understood,
A universal license to be good.Source: Liberty