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QUOTES ON UNDERSTANDING


To understand all is to forgive all.

LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

For broad understanding and deep feeling, you need pain and suffering. I believe really great men must experience great sadness in the world.

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY, Crime and Punishment

Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again ... is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making men feel bestial and lonely.

RAY BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

HARPER LEE, To Kill a Mockingbird

The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other.

FRANZ KAFKA, The Trial

If we could understand all we see ... there might be not only sense but safety in refusin' to give faith to any one thing that we might find oncomprehensible; but when there's so many things, about which it may be said we know nothin' at all, why there's little use, and no reason in bein' difficult touchin' any one in partic'lar.

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER, The Deerslayer

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.

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