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Understood Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Understood Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

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Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

 

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship
is to understand and to be understood.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu


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O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

More countries have understood that women's equality
is a prerequisite for development.
- Kofi Annan

Every man supposes himself
not to be fully understood or appreciated.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

Jim Thompson understood something about the serial
killer before the psychology caught up to it,
which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught.
- Val Kilmer

At least I had that, one guy understood me.
- Yoko Ono

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
- Moliere

No art that is not in the end understood by the People
can live or ever did live a single generation.
- Frank Norris

It was really important in my relationship with James
Caan that I understood the relationship between the family and the father.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

I believe that President Clinton considered the legal
merits of the arguments for the pardon as he understood them,
and he rendered his judgment, wise or unwise,
on the merits.
- John Podesta

I have never understood the Iowa caucus.
- Larry King

As population susceptibilities are better understood,
we will be in a better position than we are in today
to make informed decisions about risk management.
- Samuel Wilson

Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood
much better what I liked about a market economy.
- Esther Dyson

I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter
of a reformed establishment,
in which other Christian denominations,
and other faiths, play a major part.
- George Carey

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
- Elbert Hubbard

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

With Geoffrey, it was the first time we did music together,
we understood that everything could be well,
and without any problem.
And we didn't need to rehearse too much.
- Victoria de los Angeles

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons,
viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them,
and by those who suffer if they break them.
- George Savile

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
- R. D. Laing

Vincente understood all too well what was happening to Liza;
he had gone through it 40 years earlier with my mother.
- Lorna Luft

It is only through contact and comparison that the
relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural
elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
- Hu Shih

It seems, though, that historically we have now reached
a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood
always and only as presumptive victims.
- Judith Butler

I believe that one can indeed work on two or more tasks at once,
but in ways yet to be understood.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious
truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates.
Something must also be done to elect them.
- John George Nicolay

Only one man ever understood me, and he didn't understand me.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Divisions of the kind were fashionable at that time,
and it was so easy to stifle one's need to help by
deciding that help could neither be accepted nor understood.
- Janet Frame

I never was coddled, or liked, or understood by my family.
- Ethel Waters

I have never understood that.
I come from a place where the press makes or breaks
an actor and it is more of a teamwork relationship.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

Man is this plural and collective unity in which the
unity of destination and the differences of destinies
are to be understood through each other.
- Paul Ricoeur

The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
- William Ames

The Greeks already understood that there was more interest
in portraying an unusual character than a usual character -
that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Isabelle Huppert

I've probably understood men too well.
I realise they are predatory by nature,
and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
- Henry Miller

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

And I'm walking along and we're laughing,
kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader,
the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English,
although limited.
- Betty Hill

I was the true future.
I understood Communism better than they did.
- Elia Kazan

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom.
I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien,
and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids,
and that was Wizards.
- Ralph Bakshi

Your voice is your tool and represents you.
It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood.
- Jacqueline Bisset

King thought he understood the white Southerner,
having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
- Constance Baker Motley

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience
dooms himself to stagnation;
a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs
the risk of not being understood.
- Henry A. Kissinger

A wise man should so write (though in words understood
by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.
- Thomas Hobbes

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy.
It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood

I understood immediately that to get success I had
to make for the front door,
not for the back one.
- Jean Gabin

Jesus is an example.
We have other examples, including many of our ancestors
as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation.
- Malcolm Boyd

Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions,
not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
- Laurence Sterne

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises;
and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood,
nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them.
- Horace Mann

I know some people who never have any difficulties to speak of.
The moment I understood your premisses,
I felt sure you had a real foundation to hold on.
- Asa Gray

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood
without being obvious about it.
- Jean Anouilh

There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight.
But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests.
We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible.
- Anatoly Chubais

In order to say that some function is understood,
every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.
- Michael Behe

In cases where every thing is understood,
and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question.
- William Godwin

I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books.
They are to me like the light of the morning,
like the pure air of the mountains -
so simple,
so true, if once understood.
- Max Muller

The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated
ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
- Alexander Haig

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy,
that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
- Niels Bohr

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend
to the cliches of their own culture,
are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
- Brad Holland

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist.
Bach made me dedicate my life to music,
and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.
- Nina Simone

The interests of a nation, when well understood,
will be found to coincide with their moral duties.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Voice has always been an alternative paper.
They have always understood that that was part of their role.
- Sydney Schanberg


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