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To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

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.

Author: Robert E. Ornstein


Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

What we do not understand, we cannot control.

Author: Charles Reich


Understanding is a two-way street.

Author: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Profession: American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian

I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.

Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

Profession: French Biologist, Writer

Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?

Author: Philip Roth (1933)

Profession: American Novelist

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.

Author: Zen Saying


Return to the root and you will find the meaning.

Author: Sengstan


Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

Author: Homer Simpson


It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Author: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

Profession: American Novelist, Social Reformer

I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.

Author: Baruch (1632-1677)

Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

Author: Baruch (1632-1677)

Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician