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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Henry David Thoreau
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.
Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T. S. Eliot
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.
Hunter S. Thompson
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
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.
I don't want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.
If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
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