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If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.

Author: Nikki Giovanni (1943)

Profession: American Poet

So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

The man of understanding finds everything laughable.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be --not understood, but divined.

Author: Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915)

Profession: French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright

The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.

Author: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Profession: British Philosopher

When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)

Profession: American Judge

A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.

Author: Vernon Howard (-1992)

Profession: American Author, Speaker

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand

Author: Vernon Howard (-1992)

Profession: American Author, Speaker

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author