Understanding Sayings and Quotes

Everyone is different, with varying values and outlook on life. We don’t need to agree, but we can keep discord at bay by simply trying to understand another person’s point of view. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful understanding quotes.

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

Every one of us sees 'green' differently. So everything is an approximation of understanding.     

Nick Bantock

Understanding is not absolutely final. What's now right could be wrong later.     

Toba Beta

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

Elbert Hubbard

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


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

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

Joanne Kathleen Rowling

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.     


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


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

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

Understanding is a two-way street.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

To understand is to perceive patterns.     

Sir Isaiah Berlin

Understanding brings control.