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Man know much more than he understands.

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.

Author: Beca Lewis Allen

Profession: American Author of ''ABCs of Life"

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

The world only goes round by misunderstanding.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French Poet

To understand is to perceive patterns.

Author: Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909)

Profession: Latvian Philosopher, Historian of Ideas

Understanding brings control.

Author: Bonewitz


Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.

Author: Andre Breton (1989-1966)

Profession: French Surrealist

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.

Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

Profession: American Novelist

The key to why things change is the key to everything.

Author: James E. Burke

Profession: American Businessman, Chairman of Johnson & Johnson

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.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

No person was every rightly understood until they had been first regarded with a certain feeling, not of tolerance, but of sympathy.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.

Author: Rene Coty (1882-1962)

Profession: French Statesman, President