195+ Beautiful Understanding Quotes You Need To Remember

Understanding is the ability to aware of yourself, other people’s feelings, and have insight and good judgement. Famous understanding quotes will give us some insights into awareness.

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Top 10 Understanding Quotes

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

Any fool can know. The point is to understand. Albert Einstein

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie

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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

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. Joanne Kathleen Rowling

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. Leonardo da Vinci

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Maria Montessori

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A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide. Samuel Butler

I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences. John Denver

Best Understanding Quotes

‘Know thyself?’ If I knew myself, I’d run away. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

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

The great art of learning is to understand but little at a time. John Locke

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. Ralph G. Nichols

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. Maya Angelou

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Maturity is not when we start speaking about big things. It is when we start understanding small things.

The world has a soul and whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of many things. Paulo Coelho

All wonders you seek are within yourself. Sir Thomas Browne

Everyone hears only what he understands. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person’s soul. John O’Donohue

We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith. Barack Obama

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Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it. Charles Kettering

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. Dalai Lama

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

Change begins with understanding and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person: in a word, empathy. The arts enable us to put ourselves in the minds, eyes, ears and hearts of other human beings. Richard Eyre

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. John Locke

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. Mark Twain

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. Euripides

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If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon Johnson

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things. Bryant H. McGill

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Khalil Gibran

I think somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision. Eleanor Roosevelt

The more knowledge you’ve got, the more understanding you have, the better you are able to implement and pass it on to others. Tony Orlando

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding. Beau Taplin

Inspirational Quotes On Understanding

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge.

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The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. Thales

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. Phillips Brooks

Understanding is a two-way street. Eleanor Roosevelt

Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle. Lao Tzu

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The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. Carl Sagan

To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom. Socrates

We are all unique. Don’t judge, understand instead. Roy T. Bennett

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Henri Bergson

Learning is a journey: from facts to knowledge, on to understanding and eventually wisdom.

If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. Criss Jami

Self-questioning and a desire to gain self-understanding is the fêted act of humankind. Kilroy J. Oldster

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. Van Gogh

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Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Lemony Snicket

When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries. Paulo Coelho

The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart. Julien Green

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it. Mitch Albom

To teach is to understand. To learn is wisdom. To learn together is understanding wisdom. Sid Mendenhall

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning to understand because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

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The man that wars with and judges’ others is eternally lost. The man that wars with and judges himself is eternally found. Jason Versey

Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand… Robert R. Brown

Only if we fought just as hard to understand as we do to disagree.

The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. Oscar Wilde

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Seek first to understand and then to be understood. Stephen R. Covey

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin

Man know much more than he understands. Alfred Adler

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Understanding your past can help you create a better future. Robert Tew

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

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To understand is to perceive patterns. Sir Isaiah Berlin

What I do is the truest mirror of who I am. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Understanding brings control. Bonewitz

You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding. Guy Finley

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People will never truly understand something until it happens to them.

You may never live long enough to discover who you are, but by the time you reach middle age you will hopefully realize who you are not. James Rozoff

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. Pearl Buck

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

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

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. Kahlil Gibran

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. Richard Bach

Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway. Yasmin Mogahed

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…treat people with understanding when you can and fake it when you can’t until you do understand. Kim Harrison

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence. Robert Andrews Millikan

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior. Marshall McLuhan

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. Chin-Ning Chu

The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. Rene Descartes

When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. Stephen Covey

Communication will bring understanding and understanding will cause harmonious mutual relationships which can establish peace and stability. Lobsang Tenzin

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them. Marvin J. Ashton

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

Quotes About Understanding Yourself, Life, Others, and Relationships

Some hearts understand each other even in silence.

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love. John Steinbeck

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line. Joanna Field

If you want understanding, try giving some. Malcolm Forbes

The superior person understands rightness; the inferior person understands profit. Confucius

If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. John Steinbeck

If you wish to please people, you must begin by understanding them. Charles Reade

In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught. Baba Dioum

Open-minded people don’t care to be right, they care to understand.

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these. Lloyd Shearer

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy

Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. Roy T. Bennett

Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another. Emma Goldman

Be patient and understanding. Phillips Brooks

There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge. Ayn Rand

When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives. Yo-Yo Ma

Understanding comes through communication, and through understanding we find the way to peace. Ralph C. Smedley

Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love. Jack Kornfield

Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world’s bombardment… James Agee

No one is perfect, that is why understanding is so important.

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. Gwendolyn Brooks

Often the hands grasp more quickly than the head. Hans Jean Arp

Understanding is a kind of ecstasy. Carl Fagan

What better way is there no make men love one another than to make men understand one another. True charity comes only with clarity-just as mercy is but justice that understands. Surely the root of all evil is the inability to see clearly that which is. Will Durant

The human understanding of its own nature is prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds. Sir Francis Bacon

Seek understanding before you lead. Imam Shafi’i

Every one of us sees ‘green’ differently. So, everything is an approximation of understanding. Nick Bantock

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. Bertrand Russell

Understanding is not absolutely final. What’s now right could be wrong later. Toba Beta

There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own. Kobe Bryant

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. Elbert Hubbard

Listening is the beginning of understanding.

Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. Chinese proverb

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius

Purpose is understanding why you do what you do. Billy Cox

But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean? Graeme Simsion

Have faith and God will give you love, peace, and understanding.

If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation. Haruki Murakami

The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolours the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. Francis Bacon

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Publilius Syrus

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. Upton Sinclair

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keep eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands, and they’ll do practically anything you want them to. J.D. Salinger

Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist. Madeleine L’Engle

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. Joseph Fort Newton

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie. Shannon L. Alder

To learn is not to know; there are the learners and the learned. Memory makes the one, philosophy the others. Alexandre Dumas

I have tried sedulously not to laugh at the acts of man, nor to lament them, nor to detest them, but to understand them. Baruch Spinoza

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

Life is your teacher. How can you learn to understand your truth, if you deny your reality? Lorraine Nilon

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. Hayley Williams

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. Plato

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle

Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck. Joss Whedon

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. James Patterson

The more thoroughly a person understands life, the less he will mock, though in the end he might still mock the “thoroughness of his understanding. Friedrich Nietzsche

To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life. Sunday Adelaja

Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. Anaïs Nin

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. Richard Bach

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. Martha Gellhorn

Love is when you can understand each other’s silences. Avijeet Das

One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people. John O’Donohue

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Albert Einstein

The heart has reasons which the reason cannot understand. Blaise Pascal

The way we’re going to get to understanding is for each man to open his heart and open his mind and look in himself as he looks at his neighbor. Pearl Bailey

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

For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe that unless I believe, I should not understand. St. Anselm Of Canterbury

If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. Thich Nhat Hanh

Knowing and Understanding Quotes

It is understanding that gives us the ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. Harry S. Truman

The universe must not be narrowed down to the limit of our understanding, but our understanding must be stretched and enlarged to take in the image of the universe as it is discovered. Francis Bacon

Relationships don’t always make sense. Especially from the outside. Sarah Dessen

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too. Ernest Hemingway

True love is born from understanding. Gautama Buddha

When the heart is won, the understanding is easily convinced. Charles Simmons

When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. Catherine Gilbert Murdock

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei

Don’t you understand that we need to be childish in order to understand? Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see. Douglas Adams

Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live. Criss Jami

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. Hermann Hesse

If you know the why, you can live anyhow. Friedrich Nietzsche

Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be. Abraham Maslow

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. Frank Herbert

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere. Sigmund Freud

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. Barbara Hall

There exists a passion for comprehension, just as there exists a passion for music. That passion is rather common in children but gets lost in most people later on. Without this passion there would be neither mathematics nor natural science. Albert Einstein

Truth searches for no one. It waits to be found. Suzy Kassem

Some Facts About Understanding:

  • Is knowledge the same as understanding?
    No, it is not. Basicaly speaking: Understanding is something that you know because you have lived through it
  • How do we understand something?
    It is a physical process  related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person or situation.