Quotes containing word "understanding"

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Sell also: agreement, apprehension, discernment, intellect, reason, savvy, sympathy, understand

Definitions and meanings of word "understanding"

• Noun: the cognitive condition of someone who understands; example: "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

• Noun: the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; examples: "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business", "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

• Noun: an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; examples: "his sympathies were always with the underdog", "I knew I could count on his understanding"

• Noun: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; example: "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

• Adj: characterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; example: "an understanding friend"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "understanding"

Bryant H. McGill
4 quotes about understanding
American Poet, Author, Editor
Born Friday 7 November 1969
John Searle
3 quotes about understanding
American Philosopher
Born Thursday 1 December 1932
Saul Perlmutter
3 quotes about understanding
American Physicist, Scientist
Born 1959
Xi Zhi
one quote about understanding
Chinese Philosopher
1130 - 1200
Jiddu Krishnamurti
3 quotes about understanding
Indian Writer, Philosopher, Speaker
Sunday 12 May 1895 - Monday 17 February 1986
Richard Dawkins
3 quotes about understanding
English Author, Scientist
Born Wednesday 26 March 1941
Jacob Bronowski
3 quotes about understanding
English Writer, Poet, Historian, Author, Scientist, Mathematician, Inventor
Tuesday 1 September 1908 - Thursday 22 August 1974
Charles Kettering
2 quotes about understanding
American Businessman, Inventor
Tuesday 29 August 1876 - Tuesday 25 November 1958
Marshall McLuhan
2 quotes about understanding
Canadian Philosopher, Sociologist
Friday 21 July 1911 - Wednesday 31 December 1980
Carl Jung
2 quotes about understanding
Swiss Psychologist, Scientist, Psychiatrist
Monday 26 July 1875 - Tuesday 6 June 1961
Sandra Day O'Connor
2 quotes about understanding
American Judge
Born Wednesday 26 March 1930

To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding.

Bodhidharma

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Large skepticism leads to large understanding. Small skepticism leads to small understanding. No skepticism leads to no understanding.

Xi Zhi

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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.

Charles Kettering

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I want to block some common misunderstandings about "understanding": In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word "understanding."

John Searle

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I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

Helen Keller

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User-centered design means understanding what your users need, how they think, and how they behave - and incorporating that understanding into every aspect of your process.

Jesse James Garrett

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Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.

Christopher Lasch

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They may then be willing to cast principled votes based on an educated understanding of the public interest in the face of polls suggesting that the public itself may have quite a different understanding of where its interest lies.

James L. Buckley

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It's just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I'm shooting, it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it.

David R. Ellis

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Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.

Clifford Stoll

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I don't think a guy that really has no understanding about people, or has no interest in understanding people would make a good film composer.

Stanley Clarke

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A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Isaac Newton

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A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

Douglas MacArthur

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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.

Immanuel Kant

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A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.

Franz Kafka

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Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.

David Hume

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

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It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Erma Bombeck

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The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

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