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Misunderstanding Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Misunderstanding

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Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding,
mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
- Albert Schweitzer

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Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of
understanding and misunderstanding.
- Diane Arbus

Shallow understanding from people of good will
is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding
from people of ill will.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
- Bob Dylan


 

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree.
For if, by ill luck, people understood each other,
they would never agree.
- Charles Baudelaire

To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
- Dick Cavett

The effort to blur the lines between Guantanamo and
Abu Ghraib reflects a deep misunderstanding about the
different legal regimes that apply to Iraq and the war against al Qaeda.
- John Yoo

Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict
accordance with the limitations and incapacities of
the human misunderstanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal
to peace as misunderstanding.
- Margaret E. Sangster

To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment
for having disturbed the reader's peace.
The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
- Anatole Broyard

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing
things for other folks then you have to pay for it
in abuse and misunderstanding.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit
free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.
- Adrian Cronauer

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused
by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
- Gilbert Murray

Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage,
one is helpless to make oneself understood.
- Lionel Trilling

There's never going to be a great misunderstanding of me.
I think I'm a little whacked.
- Pamela Anderson

Too many of these writers in the music papers,
they are misunderstanding everything.
The disco sound is not art or anything so serious.
- Giorgio Moroder

Not only the entire ability to think rests on language...
but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.
- Johann G. Hamann

We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
- Kevin Kelly

I've always liked pop music.
There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene,
because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way,
really.
- Robert Wyatt

Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more
than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?
- Philip Roth

The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
- Charles Baudelaire

In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven.
And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic.
But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic.
And this was such a misunderstanding,
such a deep misunderstanding.
- Kurt Masur

What I would like to be remembered for is that Walter
Washington changed the spirit of the people of this city,
that he came in as mayor when there was hate and greed
and misunderstanding among our people and the races were polarized.
- Walter Washington

It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding,
that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last
phrase as objects of contemplation,
the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
- Samuel Alexander

Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false
assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S.
troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S.
national security.
Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq.
- Peter DeFazio

But let there be no misunderstanding.
The war against terror is every bit as important as
our fight against fascism in World War II.
Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.
- Jim Bunning

When a scientist is ahead of his times,
it is often through misunderstanding of current,
rather than intuition of future truth.
In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day,
from some perspective, appear prophetic.
- Jean Rostand

We have nearly complete misunderstanding between
people of different faiths in Lake Wobegon,
and that's probably one reason why we get along so very well.
It's when you are trying to convince another person to think
the same way that you do that there is
friction and trouble between people.
But when you feel that the other person is
dumber than dirt, too dumb for words -
why waste your breath - you get along pretty well.
There's no bond between people that's quite so strong as
when people each feel slightly superior towards the other one.
- Garrison Keillor

Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

Content and technology are strange bed fellows.
We are joined together.
Sometimes we misunderstand each other.
But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
- Howard Stringer

I don't want you to misunderstand me.
You might get up and state what you believe to be Seventh-day Adventism,
and I might not agree with everything you said.
- John Harvey Kellogg

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
- Anatole France

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never
to misunderstand or pervert them.
- Tryon Edwards

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is
generally promoting a falsehood,
isn't it?
- Anthony Hope

If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand
who I am and what I have been through.
- Mariah Carey

The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now.
I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy.
Don't misunderstand.
They just don't want it now.
- Rush Limbaugh

I mean I think children love the idea that there are
different viewpoints and different words for things and different worlds.
And the more that they pretend to be other people,
the harder it is for them to hate them and misunderstand them when they grow up.
- Samuel West

I don't believe in devils.
Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations.
Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are
really victims of evil deeds.
- Max von Sydow

The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes,
and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Only to he avoid misunderstandings, I must say that even last year,
when I wrote my pamphlet, I heartily wished that Prussia
should declare war against Napoleon.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

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

In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things,
the very process of litigation fosters the most profound
misunderstandings in the world.
- Renata Adler

Hitchcock loves to be misunderstood,
because he has based his whole life around misunderstandings.
- Francois Truffaut

Don't Make Assumptions.
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.
Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness and drama.
With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

There have been some friendships lost over this.
That's the most difficult for me.
I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at
one time close friends with someone,
and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on,
these friendships have dissolved.
- Donald Johanson

Despite Japan's desires and efforts,
unfortunate differences in the ways that Japan,
England, the United States, and China understood circumstances,
together with misunderstandings of attitudes,
made it impossible for the parties to agree.
- Hideki Tojo

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

As you discover your daily good,
and believe in it, and think about it,
expect it to continue.
- Ernest Holmes


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