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Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.
There's never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.
I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
Lawrence Clark Powell
I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.
Now financial liberalization is just a catastrophe waiting to happen, and there are very well understood reasons for that.
I've never understood the cult of Hitchcock. Particularly the late American movies... Egotism and laziness. And they're all lit like television shows.
I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money's sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it's just about a number. It's never been anything I understood.
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
What air is to the body, to feel understood is to the heart.
Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use.
Well before September 11, it was understood that with modern technology, the rich and powerful will lose their near monopoly of the means of violence and can expect to suffer atrocities on home soil.
As we mature through the years, we access more deeply information we had only abstractly understood before.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
I write to understand as much as to be understood.
I spend my happiest hours in reading Vedantic books. They are to me like the light of the morning, like the pure air of the mountains - so simple, so true, if once understood.
Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light.
Previous generations understood about death, and undoubtedly would have seen a reasonable amount of death. Once you get into the Victorian era, you might well have seen the funerals of many of your siblings before you were very old.
A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood.
Henry A. Kissinger
Chekhov understood that people are mysterious and can't be reduced to what we nowadays call 'motivation.'
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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