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Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
J. K. Rowling
Metaphors are fine if they aid understanding, but sometimes they get in the way.
I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Michel de Montaigne
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
I have a problem when people say something's real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I've always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ.
Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.
Once kick the world, and the world and you will live together at a reasonably good understanding.
Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.'
All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.
Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make. Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.
Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
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