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  • We want to see ourselves as curious and open-minded and smart and understanding things in terms of context and nuance, but when someone tries to do that in the midst of a shaming they're turned on.

    "Jon Ronson gets serious about Ashley Madison and Twitter-shaming". Interview with Katie Rife, www.avclub.com. October 12, 2015.
  • Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you're reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards understanding things at a resolution fine enough for you to be creative.

    Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
  • Music makes me forget myself, my true condition, it carries me off into another state of being, one that isn't my own: under the influence of music I have the illusion of feeling things I don't really feel, of understanding things I don't understand, being able to do things I'm not able to do... Can it really be allowable for anyone who feels like it to hypnotize another person, or many other persons, and then do what he likes with them? Particularly if the hypnotist is the first unscrupulous individual who happens to come along?

    "The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories". Book by Leo Tolstoy, 1890.
  • 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.

    Vincent van Gogh, Mark Roskill (1997). “The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh”, p.110, Simon and Schuster
  • ...God does not possess a private knowledge of Himself and a separate knowledge of all the creatures in common. The universal Cause, by knowing Itself, can hardly be ignorant of the things which proceed from It and of which It is the source. This, then, is how God knows all things, not by understanding things, but by understanding Himself.

  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

    Harold Bloom, Harper Lee (2010). “Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird”, p.81, Infobase Publishing
  • The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

    Albert Einstein, Harry Woolf (1980). “Some strangeness in the proportion: a centennial symposium to celebrate the achievements of Albert Einstein”, Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

  • To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

    "Become a Conscious Creator: A Return to Self-Empowerment". Book by Lisa Ford, 2007.
  • I enjoy telling these stories that I ultimately think get a disservice on a lot of network television. I enjoy getting people to change their perspective. I enjoy pushing myself into learning and understanding things from a very different point of view. It's scary to do that. It's scary to kind of put yourself in somebody else's position.

    Thinking   Views   People  
    Source: www.pbs.org
  • Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.

    Edmund Husserl, Peter McCormick, Frederick Elliston (1981). “Husserl, shorter works”, Univ of Notre Dame Pr
  • I think people understand things different when they get older. It’s not a question of getting soft, or seeing things in the gray areas instead of black and white. I really believe I’m just understanding things different. Better.

    Jeff Lindsay (2005). “Darkly Dreaming Dexter”, p.37, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

    Albert Einstein (2010). “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein”, p.252, Princeton University Press
  • Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

    Carl Gustav Jung (1973). “Memories, dreams, reflections”, Random House Inc
  • Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

    Math   Science   Men  
    Quoted in Gary Zukav, The DancingWu Li Masters (1979)
  • You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.

    Albert Einstein (2010). “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein”, p.482, Princeton University Press
  • Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

    "Our Precarious Habitat". Book by Melvin A. Benarde, 1970.
  • If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.

    Attributed in "Problems of Theoretical Psychology - ISTP 1995" by Charles W. Tolman, (p. 31), 1996.
  • here is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it. You can know a lot and not really understand anything.

    Life   Wisdom   Knowledge  
    "Prophet of progress: selections from the speeches of Charles F. Kettering".
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