understanding Quotes

Language is one of the fundamental principles of human understanding. It is the way we interact with each other and how we grasp the world we live in. Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
— Linus Torvalds
The only sin I think a commander in chief can make is exaggerating successes and not understanding the challenges.
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— Lindsey Graham
For every teenager there are issues that make finding it hard. These girls are totally unique and totally like every teenager everywhere - in the world. They illuminate, beautifully, the universal search for identity that we all have. I hope that people come away from the film with a better understanding of themselves, and compassion for others.
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— Linda Goldstein Knowlton
And as such, we need to be empathetic and understanding.
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— Linda D. Thompson
The aims of pure basic science, unlike those of applied science, are neither fast-flowing nor pragmatic. The quick harvest of applied science is the useable process, the medicine, the machine. The shy fruit of pure science is understanding.
— Lincoln Barnett
When you make many films with the same actors you can develop a special understanding with them. I love working with people I know and that I trust.
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— Lina Wertmuller
To glorify the past and paint the future is easy, to survey the present and emerge with some light and understanding is difficult.
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— Lin Yutang
As for international understanding, I feel that macaroni has done more for our appreciation of Italy than Mussolini.
— Lin Yutang
It's possible to transform the violent energy of our time into a culture of kindness. All things are possible through the openness of our mind, the gentleness of our spirit, and the act of understanding and embracing.
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— Lily Yeh
I grew up understanding the pros and cons of what you're getting into and knowing what comes with your job. I like to keep my private life private, and then work is work. I feel so far I've had a really good balance with that.
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— Lily Collins
When children are truly involved in the scientific process they gain understanding, knowledge, and life skills. They deepen their awareness of what's going on around them and how others contribute to their well-being.
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— Lilian Katz
Curriculum should help children make deeper and fuller understanding of their own experience
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— Lilian Katz
The Sage embraces similarity of understanding and pays no regard to similarity of form. The world in general is attracted by similarity of form, but remains indifferent to similarity of understanding.
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— Lie Yukou
I don't have any problem understanding why people flunk out of college or quit their jobs or cheat on each other or break the law or spray-paint walls. A little bit outside of things is where some people feel each other. We do it to replace the frame of family. We do it to erase and remake our origins in their own images. To say, I too was here.
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— Lidia Yuknavitch
Understanding is the key to true knowledge
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— Liam Williams
Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.
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— Liam Neeson
At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.
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— Li Peng
Men are the ones who often juggle back and forth for power. It is the women who bring humanity to the table - an understanding that beyond the jobs that men are fighting for, there are people out there really waiting for you to do something for life to go on. The only way all of this can happen effectively is if women are at the table as active participants, not as silent observers.
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— Leymah Gbowee
I cannot think of a single field in biology or medicine in which we can claim genuine understanding, and it seems to me the more we learn about living creatures, especially ourselves, the stranger life becomes.
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— Lewis Thomas
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
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— Lewis Thomas
Above all we need, particularly as children, the reassuring presence of a visible community, an intimate group that enfolds us with understanding and love, and that becomes an object of our spontaneous loyalty, as a criterion and point of reference for the rest of the human race.
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— Lewis Mumford
...Forgiving is not having to understand. Understanding may come later, in fragments, an insight here and a glimpse there, after forgiving.
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— Lewis B. Smedes
I have discovered that most people who tell me that they cannot forgive a person who wronged them are handicapped by a mistaken understanding of what forgiving is.
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— Lewis B. Smedes
The greatest happiness we can give to a mate comes from helping him or her to more understanding of Truth.
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— Lester Levenson
Sexual chaos reigns currently, but out of chaos may flow true understanding and harmony, and either way Elvis almost singlehandedly opened the floodgates.
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— Lester Bangs
Understanding the nature of conflict leads to peace.
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— Lester B. Pearson
How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don't know each other?
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— Lester B. Pearson
A person cannot grow up through happiness. Happiness makes a person shallow. It is only through suffering that we grow up, transform, and come to a better understanding of life.
— Leslie T. Chang
We have not always been forced to pass, to go underground, in order to work and live. We have a right to live openly and proudly...when our lives are suppressed, everyone is denied an understanding of the rich diversity of sex and gender expression and experience that exist in human society.
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— Leslie Feinberg
Music comes from the heart and returns to the heart... music is spontaneous, impulsive expression... its range is without limit... music is forever growing... music can be one element to help us build a new conception of life in which the madness and cruelty of wars will be replaced by a simple understanding of the brotherhood of man.
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— Leopold Stokowski
Nearly every understanding is gained by a painful struggle in which belief and unbelief are dramatically interwoven.
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— Leopold Infeld
No man is happier than he who loves and fulfills that particular work for the world which falls to his share. Even though the full understanding of his work, and of its ultimate value, may not be present with him; if he but love it-always assuming that his conscience approves-it brings an abounding satisfaction.
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— Leopold Hartley Grindon
The more I've acted, I've realised that I have a) no control of and b) no way of really quite understanding how people react to anything I do, or any movie I do.
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— Leonardo DiCaprio
No one has more than scratched the surface when it comes to understanding and explaining the miracle of the market.
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— Leonard Read
The understanding soul prays; the praying soul gets understanding.
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— Leonard Ravenhill
Research suggests when it comes to understanding our feelings, we humans have an odd mix of low ability and high confidence.
— Leonard Mlodinow
There is in us all that line that prevents us from fully understanding those who are different.
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— Leon Uris
Leave people to their opinions and judgements. They cannot harm you; it is their understanding that is faulty, not yours.
— Leon Brown
Mistakes are the stepping stones to wisdom, we learn from trial & error, we become wise by understanding problems.
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— Leon Brown
The day you let go of fear and instead embrace understanding, is the day you begin to live.
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— Leon Brown