55 Best Quotes about Understanding

Understanding Quote of the Day

We see today that there is a growing understanding in the international community that the extremist regime in Tehran is not just Israel's problem, but rather an issue that the entire international community must grapple with. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

In every ancient culture, there are rituals to mortify the body as a way of understanding that the energy of the soul is indestructible. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Energy Quotes

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Ignorance Quotes, Evil Quotes, Intention Quotes

Our government is just way too interested in mucking around in Silicon Valley by creating and enforcing rules based on little or no understanding of the consequences. - Michael Arrington , Businessman


I always got on well with Roberto Mancini and never had a problem with him. Every manager has their own way of working, tactics, and style of play. As a player, you do what the manager says. There are misunderstandings, but generally, everything was fine under Mancini. - Sergio Aguero, Athlete

Work Quotes, Tact Quotes

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. - Lao Tzu

Power Quotes

It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one. - Prince Andrew, Royalty

Responsibility Quotes, Creed Quotes

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy. - Dave Anderson, Writer

American Quotes, Freedom Quotes

Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Change Quotes, Future Quotes

In the last three years of racing I've met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it's the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Love Quotes, Women Quotes, Feeling Quotes, Men Quotes

We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution. - Deepak Chopra

Action Quotes, Ability Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Meditation Quotes, Nature Quotes, Sharing Quotes

The fact that you are willing to say, 'I do not understand, and it is fine,' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Great Quotes

In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Kindness Quotes, Attention Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Heart Quotes, Language Quotes, Mind Quotes, Mindfulness Quotes

My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Love Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Some like to think that a keen appreciation of art can actually make us better people - more just, more moral, more sensitive, more understanding. Perhaps that is true - in certain rare, isolated cases. - Paul Auster, Author

Appreciation Quotes, Art Quotes

It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

Growing up as a young kid, I was in a restaurant. So, you know, I always had a very good understanding of the nuances. And in a way, that was a bad thing. Because it kind of programmed me to believe that if you're going have a restaurant, this is what you need to do, and this is the way it's going to be run. - Grant Achatz, Chef

The idea that a robot will become more aware of its environment, that telling it to 'go to the kitchen' means something - navigation and understanding of the environment is a robot problem. Those are the technological frontiers of the robotics industry. - Colin Angle, Businessman

Logic Quotes

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. - Diane Arbus , Photographer

Love Quotes

Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Science Quotes

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Business Solution Quotes, Great Quotes, Courage Quotes, Opinion Quotes, Mind Quotes, Prejudice Quotes

When I was building robots in the early 1990s, the problems of voice recognition, image understanding, VOIP, even touchscreen technologies - these were robotics problems. - Colin Angle, Businessman

Problems Quotes, Recognition Quotes

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? - Pablo Picasso

Anger Quotes

Through the confessional system, the Catholic church spied upon the lives of its congregants. While Latin mass excluded most people who could not speak Latin from an understanding of the very system of thought that bound them. - Julian Assange, Activist

Thought Quotes

Just because a group does not take its decisions by voting does not mean they have no understanding of the essence of democracy. - George Ayittey, Economist

Decision Quotes, Democracy Quotes

I think you also understand that one of the key things that's got to be done in Iraq is to build a mentality of understanding that the military needs to be subordinate to civilian control and respectful of its own people. - John Abizaid, Soldier

Control Quotes, Respect Quotes

Friction and misunderstandings often occur when communicating across generations. It gets even more challenging when working across virtual settings. - Raymond Arroyo , Author

Work Quotes

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. - Marcus Aurelius, Soldier

Genius Quotes, Imagination Quotes

The word 'Christianity' is already a misunderstanding - in reality there has been only one Christian, and he died on the Cross. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Reality Quotes, Christianity Quotes

An artist, in my understanding of the word, should side with the people against the Emperor that oppresses his or her people. - Chinua Achebe, Writer

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. - Helen Keller

The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our teacher. That's why, in prayer, we can ask the Lord to open up Scripture and make it come alive to us, to open our understanding. He left his Spirit with us until we join him in Heaven. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Prayer Quotes, Heaven Quotes

The more you work with anyone, the more comfortable and safe you feel. The more you have an understanding. - Nancy Allen , Actress

Work Quotes

Beauty is an asset, just like physical prowess, charisma, brains or emotional intelligence. The key with any gift is in the way that you use it. It doesn't define you as a person. Rather, it's an asset to be used judiciously and with an understanding of how it is just a small part of who you are. - Dale Archer , Psychologist

Beauty Quotes, Intelligence Quotes, Emotion Quotes

Governments and nations should sit together and resolve issues. Reforms must be reached through understanding. But others should not interfere. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Reform Quotes

I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding. - John Lennon

Love Quotes, Life Quotes, Aim Quotes

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness. - Jim Rohn

Food Quotes, Awareness Quotes, Mind Quotes

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Experience Quotes

You hear stories about directors using manipulation to get actors to do certain things, but I think when you're working with professional actors, it's all about trust. They can do anything you want, it's just a matter of them understanding what you're looking for, and the reason why. - Darren Aronofsky , Director

Trust Quotes, Work Quotes

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul. - Alfred Adler, Austrian Psychologist

Goal Quotes, Mind Quotes, Nature Quotes, Science Quotes

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

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise, and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and solidarity all over the world. - Lech Walesa

Feeling Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

To watch King Lear is to approach the recognition that there is indeed no meaning in life, and that there are limits to human understanding. - Peter Ackroyd, Author

Life Quotes, Recognition Quotes

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. - Mahatma Gandhi

Anger Quotes, Tolerance Quotes, Enemies Quotes

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story. - James Baldwin, Educator

American Quotes, Music Quotes

Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood. - Josephine Baker, Dancer

Love Quotes, Birth Quotes, Men Quotes, Religion Quotes

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. - Erma Bombeck, Journalist

Compassion Quotes, Judgment Quotes

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding. - David Antin , Poet

Giving Quotes

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding. - Thomas Carlyle, Philosopher

Company Quotes, Imagination Quotes

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other. - William Adams, Explorer

Time Quotes

Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary. - William Adams, Explorer

Art Quotes, Grace Quotes, Mathematics Quotes

5 Top quotes about Understanding by Richard Dawkins

I think the world's always a better place if people are filled with understanding. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Metaphors are fine if they aid understanding, but sometimes they get in the way. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Darwin gives courage to the rest of science that we shall end up understanding literally everything, springing from almost nothing - a thought extremely hard to comprehend and believe. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Courage Quotes, Thought Quotes, Science Quotes, Spring Quotes

My personal feeling is that understanding evolution led me to atheism. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Feeling Quotes

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

Religion Quotes