Best 4 506 of Understanding quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amaka Nkosazana

As you travel along the roads in life, there is a certain kind of peace that comes with knowing you're on the right path. And when you are faced with adversity, it challenges you but makes you stronger. The road is not always an easy route. Nevertheless, you must not allow your fears to keep you from reaching the destination.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Marvin Minsky

We shouldn't let our envy of distinguished masters of the arts distract us from the wonder of how each of us gets new ideas. Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order to make our own deficiencies seem more excusable. For when we tell ourselves that masterful abilities are simply unexplainable, we're also comforting ourselves by saying that those superheroes come endowed with all the qualities we don't possess. Our failures are therefore no fault of our own, nor are those heroes' virtues to their credit, either. If it isn't learned, it isn't earned. When we actually meet the heroes whom our culture views as great, we don't find any singular propensities––only combinations of ingredients quite common in themselves. Most of these heroes are intensely motivated, but so are many other people. They're usually very proficient in some field--but in itself we simply call this craftmanship or expertise. They often have enough self-confidence to stand up to the scorn of peers--but in itself, we might just call that stubbornness. They surely think of things in some novel ways, but so does everyone from time to time. And as for what we call "intelligence", my view is that each person who can speak coherently already has the better part of what our heroes have. Then what makes genius appear to stand apart, if we each have most of what it takes? I suspect that genius needs one thing more: in order to accumulate outstanding qualities, one needs unusually effective ways to learn. It's not enough to learn a lot; one also has to manage what one learns. Those masters have, beneath the surface of their mastery, some special knacks of "higher-order" expertise, which help them organize and apply the things they learn. It is those hidden tricks of mental management that produce the systems that create those works of genius. Why do certain people learn so many more and better skills? These all-important differences could begin with early accidents. One child works out clever ways to arrange some blocks in rows and stacks; a second child plays at rearranging how it thinks. Everyone can praise the first child's castles and towers, but no one can see what the second child has done, and one may even get the false impression of a lack of industry. But if the second child persists in seeking better ways to learn, this can lead to silent growth in which some better ways to learn may lead to better ways to learn to learn. Then, later, we'll observe an awesome, qualitative change, with no apparent cause--and give to it some empty name like talent, aptitude, or gift.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Dixon

The key to understanding the future is one word: sustainability.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Nozick

Marxian exploitation is the exploitation of people's lack of understanding of economics.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Tony Hiss

Human beings have always been an unfinished species, a story in the middle, a succession of families, tribes, and societies in transition to new awarenesses. Although we have always prided ourselves on our willingness to adapt to all habitats, and on our skill at prospering and making ourselves comfortable wherever we are -- in a meadow, in a desert, on the tundra, or out on the ocean -- we don't just adapt to places, or modify them in order to ease our burdens. We're the only species that over and over again has deliberately transformed our surroundings in order to stretch our capacity for understanding and provoke new accomplishments. And our growing and enhanced understanding is our most valuable, and our most vulnerable, inheritance.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Criss Jami

Perhaps a seemingly dull, boring person is not a person who lacks personality, but rather a person with so much personality most other things bore them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alexander Maclaren

True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God and will be deep and passing all understanding in the exact measure in which we live in and partake of the love of God.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Raymond Geuss

It would be a mistake to believe that one could come to any substantive understanding of politics by discussing abstractly the good, the right, the true, or the rational in complete abstraction from the way in which these items figure in the motivationally active parts of the human psyche, and particularly in abstraction from the way in which they impinge, even if indirectly, on human action.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Reggie Watts

Now with the allocation and the understanding of the lack of understanding, we enter into a new era of science in which we feel nothing more than so much so as to say that those within themselves, comporary or non-comporary, will figuratively figure into the folding of our non-understanding and our partial understanding to the networks of which we all draw our source and conclusions from.

By Anonym 19 Sep

C. M. Rayne

Understanding doesn't leave room for anger, hurt or fear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edward Grey

An understanding is perhaps better than an alliance, which may stereotype arrangements which cannot be regarded as permanent in view of the changing circumstances from day to day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Shatner

My understanding is, the fans are so ravenous in Canada, they gnaw on the stars.

By Anonym 15 Sep

M. Russell Ballard

The Lord is in control. He knows the end from the beginning. He has given us adequate instruction that, if followed, will see us safely through any crisis. His purposes will be fulfilled, and someday we will understand the eternal reasons for all of these events. Therefore, today we must be careful to not overreact, nor should we be caught up in extreme preparations, but what we must do is keep the commandments of God and never loose hope!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lord Chesterfield

Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ray Kurzweil

My mission at Google is to develop natural language understanding with a team and in collaboration with other researchers at Google.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Johnson

Before dinner men meet with great inequality of understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mahershala Ali

What inspires me today is a desire to get closer to an understanding of what my artistic capacities are with the hope of organically sharing my gifts with an audience in the most heightened way I possibly can.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Laura Riding

Women from earliest times have been used as conveniences of communication with unseen, inaccessible powers, but always in the sense that such exposing of self to dangerous mysteries, such destruction of the understanding as was required to become the slave of unseen powers, did not matter because the communicant was only a woman, in herself an undetermined cipher - a nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Wendy Doniger

Wine is the liquid form of the Goddess Tara, who is the saviour of all living creatures, the mother of all enjoyment and Release, the destroyer of dangers and disease, who burns up all sins and purifies the worlds, O Beloved , who grants all success and increases knowledge, understanding and learning.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Idries Shah

Is your division of Understanding into Greater and Lesser common to all Sufis? Nothing which is put into words is common to all Sufis.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sabina Nore

Curiosity leads to knowledge. Knowledge leads to understanding. Understanding leads to love. Love leads to harmony. Be curious.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Yellowtail

Modern civilization has no understanding of sacred matters. Everything is backwards.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Don Mccullin

I don't want to die for a few pictures. I want to live for every sunrise I can clap my eyes on; I want to see my family get older; I want to see the world try and get a bit more peaceful and understanding, which unfortunately I don't think I'll ever see.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vincent Westergren

Best way to know if your counterpart knows services for real, is to ask what the exact definition of a service is. - If the answer takes less than one page of text or less than 10 minutes of talking, they do not know really what they are talking about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Searle

I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Books are a stairway to knowledge; experience is a highway to understanding; together they are an elevator to enlightenment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Michael Atiyah

No one fully understands spinors. Their algebra is formally understood but their general significance is mysterious. In some sense they describe the 'square root' of geometry and, just as understanding the square root of -1 took centuries, the same might be true of spinors.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Crabbe

Whatever amuses, serves to kill time, to lull the faculties, and to banish reflection. Whatever entertains, usually awakens the understanding or gratifies the fancy. Whatever diverts, is lively in its nature, and sometimes tumultuous in its effects.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ron Baratono

It’s not that they mistook your kindness for weakness. It was a test that they failed miserably.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alicia Silverstone

I don't have any understanding of a human being who doesn't respect the beauty of life and that goes for all creatures that have thoughts, feelings and needs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edward Teller

We must learn to live with contradictions, because they lead to deeper and more effective understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen Wolfram

What I realized is that if we're going to be able to have a theory about what happens in, for example, nature there has to ultimately be some rule by which nature operates. But the issue is does that rule have to correspond to something like a mathematical equation, something that we have sort of created in our human mathematics? And what I realized is that now with our understanding of computation and computer programs and so on, there is actually a much bigger universe of possible rules to describe the natural world than just the mathematical equation kinds of things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ai Weiwei

This is a very general understanding of art in China, that being an artist can make you money and turn you into a star.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ron Baratono

Dear God, I asked that you clear my mind of any negative thoughts so my heart can run free, so I may look at the world with a clearer understanding of your beautiful creation. Cleanse my heart, dear God, so may always look through the wonderful light you shine upon us. In Jesus’s name, amen.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Guy Gavriel Kay

There are kinds of action, for good or ill, that lie so far outside the boundaries of normal behavior that they force us, in acknowledging that they have occurred, to restructure our own understanding of reality. We have to make room for them.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Redhead

Understanding that time is limited helps to motivate the use of each moment to the best advantage to achieve things of value.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gary Becker

I am saying that the economic approach provides a valuable unified framework for understanding all human behaviour

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Keats

A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore; it’s to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out. It is an experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept mystery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marshall B. Rosenberg

Understanding and connection can transcend conflict.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dominic Riccitello

The fact that neither of us made sense was the beauty of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tariq Ramadan

We have to free the Muslim mind from the obsession with limits and rules and forgetting the path and objective. This is truly a liberating process, and for me this is Islam: liberation from the ego, and in this case liberating ourselves from the wrong understanding of the religion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joseph Story

Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness or judicial research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Miyamoto Musashi

There are many ways of understanding simple things, but generally the opposite is true for difficult ideas

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bell Hooks

The notion that black folks have nothing to learn from scholarship that may reflect racial or racist biases is dangerous. It promotes closed-mindedness and a narrow understanding of knowledge to hold that "race" is such an overwhelming concept that it negates the validity of any insights contained in a work that may have some racist or sexist aspects.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

The lowest wisdom of the wise is greater than the highest wisdom of fools.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Dewey

There is no common understanding, and no community life. But in a shared activity, each person refers what he is doing to what the other is doing and vice-versa.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ruth Emmie Lang

I told him some of my best stories: the one about the sewer and the train tracks and the neighbor's dogs. Weylyn seemed unimpressed. "What? You got something better?" Weylyn smiled, "I was young once, too.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Vernor Vinge

We’re long on high principles and short on simple human understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Noam Chomsky

We don't use the term 'working class' here because it's a taboo term. You're supposed to say 'middle class,' because it helps diminish the understanding that there's a class war going on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Denison Witmer

Whether or not you're writing fiction or you're making sculptures. You're trying to create a space. You're trying to make something where your own epiphanies and your own desires and your own understanding of the world can reveal itself.