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Quotes for: to understand




I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus  






Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to Theo  






Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Gustav Jung  



Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.




The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
André Gide  






The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Richard Phillips Feynman  






If you want to understand the meaning of happiness, you must see it as a reward and not as a goal.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Citadelle  






A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.
Paul Valéry  






Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Marie Curie  



Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.




In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  



In youth we learn; in age we understand.




It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard - Journals  






Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein  






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






True artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Albert Camus - Speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1957  






They understand but little who understand only what can be explained.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






To understand is, above all, to unify.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus  






I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde  






Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein  



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Image attribution  Background photo by David Marcu on Unsplash





Man knows much more than he understands.
Alfred Adler  






People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
Claude Monet  



People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.




There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince  






If a lion could talk, we would not understand him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Journal  



If a lion could talk, we would not understand him.

Image attribution  © Hans Jürgen Heringer





By trying to understand everything in terms of memory, the past, and words, we have, as it were, had our noses in the guidebook for most of our lives, and have never looked at the view.
Alan Watts  






It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
Paulo Coelho






True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
Theodor W. Adorno






You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
Milan Kundera






All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Leo Tolstoy






Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  






Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus of Ephesus






Peace cannot be kept by force it can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein






There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
Auguste Rodin










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