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You want to be understood by the sophisticated few but you also have to be more loud somehow, otherwise your message doesn't go through.
Look, the center right coalition in American politics today is best understood as a coalition of groups and individuals that on the issue that brings them to politics what they want from the government is to be left alone.
We never used to blink at taking a leadership role in the world. And we understood leadership often required something other than drones and bombs. We accepted global leadership not just for humanitarian reasons, but also because it was in our own best interest. We knew we couldn't isolate ourselves from trouble. There was no place to hide.
Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?
President Reagan, Jack Kemp and other advocates of supply-side economics understood that pro-growth tax, spending and economic policies were essential to America's long-term economic and fiscal health.
Nine times out of 10, women don't want to fix a problem, they just want to be understood. I'll never get that.
One aspect of fast London life I have never understood, for example, is the custom of the gym. Why do people go to gyms?
Even the holy men who lived before the coming of Christ understood that God had in mind plans of peace for the human race.
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said.
I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.
Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done.
Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.
I was the true future. I understood Communism better than they did.
I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
There's all kinds of mothers, so to use the label 'mother' and to think you really understood all that a human being is because she's a mother, is a mistake.
The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance.
One of the biggest lessons I've learned during my time on 'Oprah' is that everyone wants to be heard. We all want to have our humanity acknowledged - to have others see us for who we truly are. We all want to know that we are valued, we are heard, we are understood.
Before babies, I worked very hard to make sure I understood my surroundings and figured out where I fit in the world, whether it was at work or in a social situation.
Neil Patrick Harris
I don't think I understood guitar rock as well as I probably should have. I don't think I understood bands like Led Zeppelin. In their era, everyone had such a regard for them because of them ushering in rock n' roll and this larger-than-life lifestyle. But then they had these songs that would just not stop. I didn't fully get it.
There is technology where you can watch the match live online and also on TV. If people understood the game, I'm sure we would have a lot of chess fans by now.
In cases where every thing is understood, and measured, and reduced to rule, love is out of the question.
How man evolved with such an incredible reservoir of talent and such fantastic diversity isn't completely understood... he knows so little and has nothing to measure himself against.
Edward T. Hall
I understood that if I wanted to work, the saxophone was the main instrument. The clarinet was what we call a double.
The logistics of blood is something that I didn't even understood as a first-time director. Not just actors and make-up, but once a set gets bloody, you don't un-blood it. Once something gets bloody, you either rebuild the set, or you just don't get the shot.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
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