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Understanding Quotes


These are some of the best 'Understanding' quotations and sayings.

A man of understanding finds less difficulty in submitting to a wrong-headed fellow, than in attempting to set him right.

He who calls in the aid of an equal understanding, doubles his own; and he who profits by a superior understanding, raises his powers to a level with the height of the understanding he unites with.

I hold myself indebted to any one from whose enlightened understanding another ray of knowledge communicates to mine. - Realty to inform the mind is to correct and enlarge the heart.

I know no evil so great as the abuse of the understanding, and yet there is no one vice more common.

It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding.

It is not the eye that sees the beauty of the heaven, nor the ear that hears the sweetness of music or the glad tidings of a prosperous occurrence, but the soul, that perceives all the relishes of sensual and intellectual perfections; and the more noble and excellent the soul is, the greater and more savory are its perceptions.

It is the same with understanding as with eyes; to a certain size and make just so much light is necessary, and no more. Whatever is beyond, brings darkness and confusion.

No one knows what strength of parts he has till he has tried them.-And of the understanding one may most truly say, that its force is generally greater than it thinks till it is put to it.-Therefore the proper remedy is, to set the mind to work, and apply the thoughts vigorously to the business, for it holds in the struggles of the mind, as in those of war, that to think we shall conquer is to conquer.

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.

The eye of the understanding is like the eye of the sense; for as you may see great objects through small crannies or holes, so you may see great axioms of nature through small and contemptible instances.

The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.

The light of the understanding humility kindieth, and pride covereth.

True fortitude of understanding consists in not suffering what we do know to be disturbed by what we do not know.