Understanding Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old understanding quotes, understanding sayings, and understanding proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Carl Jung

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

Dale Carnegie

Everyone hears only what he understands.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.     

Marie Curie

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

Lyndon Johnson

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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Understanding is a two-way street.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

Henri Bergson

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

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

Sid Mendenhall

Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn't taken the time adequately to understand...     

Robert R. Brown

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.     

Stephen R. Covey

Man know much more than he understands.     

Alfred Adler

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

Neil Armstrong

To understand is to perceive patterns.

Sir Isaiah Berlin

Understanding brings control.     

Bonewitz

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

Pearl Buck

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.     

Mohandas Gandhi

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.     

Albert Einstein

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Joanna Field

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

Confucius

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

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

Albert Einstein

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

Emma Goldman

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

Yo-Yo Ma