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It's human desire to be understood. And we always feel we're not understood.
We all need to kind of preach to ourselves. I grew up in church, and I don't think I necessarily understood what it meant to be called into the culture and the community in the city that you're in or the town that you're in and live effectively and be informed and be gracious with people.
As Ronald Reagan understood, the difference between a good tax structure and a poor one has a very real impact not only on how much money we have in our pockets every April 15th, but whether we have a job to support our families in the first place.
I had a few problems. I didn't realise it until I started going to therapy. I did it for 10 years, two days a week, and pretty quickly I understood that a lot of my suffering, many of my issues, were rooted in my realising that I was gay when I was a little boy. I knew I was different. That made me very fragile.
If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.
John Jay Hooker
America has always understood this principle of the economy - that everyone can benefit when everyone competes.
I knew that if I wrote a new book every six months or every year, if I continued to read great books, eventually I would write something worthy of publication. I understood I might be in my forties or my fifties or even my sixties, but I felt confident that it would happen.
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.
I've never understood multi-party democracy. It's hard enough with two parties.
I wasn't funny as a kid. I remember enjoying comedians, but I never understood it was a job choice or a profession.
I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick.
I clearly understood the concept of wise use before I ever heard the actual words, for my father wouldn't allow us to waste anything.
At least I had that, one guy understood me.
I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour.
William Ralph Inge
Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it.
A classical work doesn't ever have to be understood entirely. But those who are educated and who are still educating themselves must desire to learn more and more from it.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values.
I believe that one can indeed work on two or more tasks at once, but in ways yet to be understood.
Marilyn vos Savant
People who have car collections - I never understood that. I always thought that was unnecessary. It's not beautiful, it's not creative. It's just showing how much money you've got.
Your voice is your tool and represents you. It's very important to have a good voice where you can be understood.
I think my wife understood from the day I met her how important she was to me and how important it was for me becoming a husband and a father.
Poetry is something I love to do. Good poetry has an amazing ability to be communicative before it's even understood. I get emotional just from the beauty of words.
Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
Alfred North Whitehead
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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