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.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
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
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
Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn't taken the time adequately to understand... Robert R. Brown
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
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved through understanding. Albert Einstein
When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives. Yo-Yo Ma
Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment... James Agee
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
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
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
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
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
To teach is to understand. To learn is wisdom. To learn together is understanding wisdom. Sid Mendenhall
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
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 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
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another. Emma Goldman
Often the hands grasp more quickly than the head. Hans Jean Arp