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A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.

A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
Bertrand Russell

Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus: they agree on little and understand each other less and less.
Robert Kagan

Any curriculum will be pedagogically ineffective if it consists of a lecturer yammering in front of a blackboard, or a textbook that students highlight with a yellow marker. People understand concepts only when they are forced to think them through, to discuss them with others, and to use them to solve problems.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe.
Stephen Hawking

Both Darwin and Turing claim to have discovered something truly unsettling to a human mind — competence without comprehension.
Daniel Dennett

Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do.
Geoffrey Hinton

Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
Stephen Hawking

Friendship is love with understanding.

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
T.S. Eliot

How do I know what I think until I hear what I say?
Francis Crick

Human beings are far too prone to generalize from one instance. The technical word for this, interestingly enough, is superstition.
Francis Crick

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Richard Dawkins

I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
(unknown author)

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
(unknown author)

I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
Charles Rosin

I like the term 'misunderstood'. But I am a bit of a bad boy.
Zayn Malik

If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source: Philosophical Investigations

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."

If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t.
Emerson M. Pugh

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don't understand.
Wilkie Collins
Source: The Moonstone
Quoted: Gabriel Betteredge

It is only by understanding the cultural complexity and largeness of the concept of agriculture that we can see the threatening diminishments implied by the term 'agribusiness.'
Wendell Berry

It rots the sense in the head!
It kills imagination dead!
It clogs and clutters up the mind!
It makes a child so dull and blind
he can no longer understand
a fantasy, a fairyland!
His brain becomes as soft as cheese!
His powers of thinking rust and freeze!
He cannot think--he only sees!
Roald Dahl
Source: Poem: Television

It's easy to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it's a painting. If you can walk around it, it's a sculpture.
(unknown author)

Mathematicians seem to have no difficulty in creating new concepts faster than the old ones become well understood.
Edward Norton Lorenz

Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.
Roseanne Barr

Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.
Freddie Mercury

No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen

One has no right to love or hate anything if one has not acquired a thorough knowledge of its nature.
Leonardo da Vinci

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Albert Einstein

People can believe in evolution without understanding it, and vice versa.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
Alexander Pope

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.
Lynn Davies

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Steven Pinker

The beauty of reason is that it can always be applied to understand failures of reason.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Leonardo da Vinci

The question now is: Can we understand our stupidity? This is a test of intellect, not of character.
John King Fairbank

The thinkers of the Enlightenment sought a new understanding of the human condition. The era was a cornucopia of ideas, some of them contradictory, but four themes tie them together: reason, science, humanism, and progress.
Steven Pinker
Source: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

The three most difficult to understand; the mind of a woman, the labor of the bees and the ebb and flow of the tide.
(unknown author)

The whole purpose of democracy is that we may hold counsel with one another, so as not to depend upon the understanding of one man.
Woodrow Wilson

The world cannot be understood without numbers. And it cannot be understood with numbers alone.
Hans Rosling
Source: Factfulness

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
Leonardo da Vinci

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Richard P. Feynman

What seems mysterious can be understood.
Simon Stevin

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