Selected Quotes about Understanding

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand. -- Robert G Allen

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. -- Neil Armstrong

If you deeply appreciate and love what creative people do and how they think, which is usually in unpredictable and irrational ways, then you can start to understand them. And finally, you can see inside their minds and DNA. -- Bernard Arnault

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war. -- Tony Blair

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. -- William Blake

The borders of my bodyhood coincide with those of my openness to the world. They are in fact at any given time identical, though they are always changing with the fluid expansion and contraction of my relationships to the world. -- Medard Boss

Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool. -- Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Both Russia and the U.S. understand now what's really going on at the Balkans and what needs to be done. We were searching for ways of settling the conflict, but it's a difficult task. -- Viktor Chernomyrdin

No one can understand history without continually relating the long periods which are constantly mentioned to the experiences of our own short lives. -- Winston Churchill

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams. -- Princess Diana

Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong -- these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. -- Peter Drucker

Between Our birth and death we may touch understanding As a moth brushes a window with its wing. -- Christopher Fry

Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue. -- Peter Garrett

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. -- José Ortega y Gasset

We don't have in our culture a healthy understanding and respect for the value of Being, which is simply being present in the moment, not trying to go somewhere, not trying to accomplish anything but, just present. -- Shakti Gawain

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. -- Lou Gerstner

I would have to say from looking at the scene, as I've seen it, it appears there's a good chance it might be a total loss. -- Herb Kelleher

Communism is born out of misery, and if the West does not show more understanding, those people will take up arms and turn to others, that is the Soviet Union. -- Francois Mitterrand

When this business was founded, it sought to win public confidence through service, for it was my conviction then, as it is now, that nothing else than right service to the public results in mutual understanding and satisfaction between customer and merchant. -- James Cash Penney

War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. -- Colin Powell

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. -- Colin Powell

They have it wrong in asking if Schroeder favors Britain over France, or France over Britain. Schroeder favors Germany. That is what we all have to understand. -- Gerhard Schroeder

My goal is to help you understand what is "really" happening, the long energetic history that is just now being revealed. Then we will have the power to change things from the source, and the world itself will change. -- James Twyman

Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther. -- Isaac Watts

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. -- Woodrow Wilson

I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action. -- Malcolm X

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. -- Malcolm X

I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it. -- Boris Yeltsin

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