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Misunderstanding Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Misunderstanding.

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

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

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


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.

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

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

A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
- Bob Dylan

Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
- Andre Gide

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

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

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

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

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

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,
- Robert Wyatt

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

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

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

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

The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
- Charles Baudelaire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every creature is a word of God.
- Meister Eckhart

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

Your word is the power that you have to create
- don Miguel Ruiz

In the beginning was the Word.
- John 1:1

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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