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Comprehend

Total Quotes : 88
Complexity

From time immemorial, man has desired to comprehend the complexity of nature in terms of as few elementary concepts as possible.

- Abdus Salam

Love Next

In theory, parents are supposed to empathize with one other - find common cause in the fervent desire to preserve and protect the world for the next generation, and connect on some deep, almost mystical level that those poor souls who have not experienced this kind of all-consuming love cannot possibly comprehend.

- Adam Mansbach

Here Primitive

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain, attuned to the simple cave life, with terrific forces at our disposal, which we are clever enough to release, but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Right Come

'Tis hard to comprehend how one man can come to be master of many, equal to himself in right, unless it be by consent or by force.

- Algernon Sidney

Centuries

For centuries, the question of men needing to comprehend women simply didn't arise. Men were valued according to how they measured up to the manly virtues.

- Allison Pearson

Truth World

Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.

- Ansel Adams

Strange Thing

The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can't even comprehend it. It's such an illusion, it's such a strange thing.

- Anthony Hopkins

Nature Her

Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.

- Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Other Stems

Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.

- Arthur Erickson

We Cannot Town

We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town. We cannot comprehend its compactness, the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole.

- Arthur Erickson

See Nor

You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.

- Arthur Erickson

Generation Thus

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Explain Which

To comprehend the Wisdom of this Injunction the better, and explain the Duty before us, it should be considered, that Government is the only Means by which human Happiness can be attained.

- Charles Inglis

Leadership Give

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don't make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won't do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they'll work like mad.

- Chesty Puller

Been Works

If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend.

- Daniel Dennett

Sophisticated

It used to take me forever to read and comprehend stuff, so I decided not to make the 'Captain Underpants' books too challenging. Don't get me wrong - the humor and ideas are often sophisticated - but the books aren't hard to read. I wanted kids who hate reading to find these books irresistible.

- Dav Pilkey

Could Knew

The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.

- Dee Brown

Own Breaks

I have such admiration for single mothers. I simply don't comprehend how you'd cope with that intensity, the lack of breaks, ever, on your own.

- Jo Brand

Role Inform

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.

- John Cheever

Need Became

To be a great actor you just need to comprehend, so that's why I became a writer.

- Johnathon Schaech

Boundary Which

I find it very difficult to see the boundary between womenswear and menswear. It's bizarre the ways in which society reacts; they find it difficult to comprehend seeing parts of the body on a man. I think it's fascinating.

- Jonathan Anderson

Thanksgiving

I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Which Amount

Unfortunately, a human being is able to comprehend only that amount of evil which he is able to commit himself.

- Joseph Brodsky

Think Always

One is always enthralled, I think, when a young writer you're just beginning to read and comprehend dies.

- Joy Williams

Matter Purely

Man's constitution is so peculiar that his health is purely a negative matter. No sooner is the rage of hunger appeased than it becomes difficult to comprehend the meaning of starvation. It is only when you suffer that you really understand.

- Jules Verne

Strains Our

In certain strains of Judaism, there's a profound passion for the ineffable. Contemplation of God is meant to be forever elusive, because, you know, our tiny minds can't possibly comprehend Him. If we find ourselves comprehending Him, then we can be sure we're off track.

- Ben Marcus

Reason Through

One cannot comprehend Him through reason, even if one reasoned for ages.

- Guru Nanak

Leaders Almost

Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.

- Benjamin Tucker

Religious Some

There are things about our world that almost by their nature defy our ability to comprehend them. Some people use a religious register to deal with that - they call it God and that's a way of domesticating it.

- Hari Kunzru

Failed Could

I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vain-gloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man believing in God.

- Bhagat Singh

My Life Small

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Mostly Read

What fascinated me mostly about Mickey Cohen was that he, in his later years, hired someone to help him to comprehend literature, to help him to read better, to understand words better.

- Harvey Keitel

Happy Harmony

It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details.

- Henri Poincare

Future Think

I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking theres some kind of change.

- Bob Dylan

Humble Habits

The pilgrim is humble and devout, and human, and charitable, and ready to smile and admire; therefore, he should comprehend the whole of his way, the people in it, and the hills and the clouds, and the habits of the various cities.

- Hilaire Belloc

Door More

Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.

- Hypatia

Questions About

Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it.

- Brian P. Cleary

Deep Chains

I have many deep thoughts in God, but I take my own measure, lest I perish by boasting... For I myself, though I am in chains and can comprehend heavenly things, the ranks of the angels and the hierarchy of principalities, things visible and invisible, for all this I am not yet a disciple.

- Ignatius of Antioch

Learn Doing

He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.

- Jack Nicklaus

Allow Very

Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life.

- Derrick Rose

Chicago Cubs

I'm looking forward to working for the 'Tribune' because any company that can invest in the Chicago Cubs has a view of the future we cannot begin to comprehend.

- Jeff MacNelly

Heart Trusting

In order to be discipled by others a person must have a trusting heart, one that listens even when it doesn't fully comprehend or see the end result.

- Ed Townsend

Pile Architect

A journalist and an information architect face exactly the same problem - how to give shape to the pile of information in front of you in a way that will make it easy and natural for people to comprehend. I can't imagine any better preparation for the work I do now.

- Jesse James Garrett

Woman Toward

I couldn't comprehend a 35-year-old woman gravitating toward a 70-year-old man.

- Eric Dane

Other Spanish

There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to, comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists. I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists.

- Federica Montseny

Move Faster

Events often move faster than our ability to comprehend them.

- Lee H. Hamilton

Which Read

Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed.

- Galileo Galilei

Thought Bit

I got a job as an assistant film editor, which lasted for a few years, but I found writing incredibly difficult, and I thought, 'How am I going to make a film if I can't write?' I didn't really comprehend that someone else would do that bit.

- Gary Hume

Imagine Address

You may imagine the joy manifested by these poor Africans, when they heard one of their own color address them in a friendly manner, and in a language they could comprehend!

- Lewis Tappan

Reasoning

O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections.

- George Whitefield

Change Reasons

It was all to do with the change of producer as well as political reasons I don't really comprehend.

- Louise Jameson

Play Feet

Few parents are aware of the difficulties that beset the minds of the little philosophers and theologians who sit upon their knees or play at their feet; and many a parent could not comprehend the disturbance, if he were aware of it.

- Lucy Larcom

Mankind Which

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

- Ludwig van Beethoven

Back Feel

The thing I fail to do is fully comprehend what's given back to me by the audience. You would think you would be a performer partly so you could feel all the appreciation or adulation, but I haven't quite managed that yet.

- Michelle Shocked

Through Which

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live.

- Ruth Hubbard

Mood Before

Children are extremely perceptive and absorb what goes on around them long before they can talk or even comprehend language. They are like finely tuned receivers that pick up much more than is merely said. They are receptive and attuned to every mood, feeling, and change that goes on in people around them.

- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Exception

People who are rich find it hard to understand the behavior of poor people. Economists are no exception, for they, too, find it difficult to comprehend the preferences and scarcity constraints that determine the choices that poor people make.

- Theodore Schultz

Mind Grasp

I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.

- Saint Bernard

Image However

Nothing can be compared to the great beauty and capabilities of a soul; however keen our intellects may be, they are as unable to comprehend them as to comprehend God, for, as He has told us, He created us in His own image and likeness.

- Saint Teresa of Avila

Question Built

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.

- Milan Kundera

Most Took

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.

- Piers Anthony

Unattainable

I can't comprehend that I'm in the film of 'Les Miserables.' It's one of those dreams I thought would be unattainable for someone like me, who came from nowhere.

- Samantha Barks

About Our

Unfortunately, science cannot be reduced to short, catchy phrases. And if this is all that the general public can comprehend, it's no wonder that we spend so much of our time in the interminable debate about belief in God, or lack thereof.

- Greg Graffin

Other Very

In Sufi terms, there are two very interesting notions of transcendence. One is to gaze out at the universe and to comprehend that what you see out there reflects what you are. The other one is to look inside yourself and recognise that the universe is present there.

- Mohsin Hamid

Mind However

However great the exertion of our mind may be to comprehend the Divine Being or any of the ideals, we find a screen and partition between Him and ourselves. Thus the prophets frequently hint at the existence of a partition between God and us.

- Maimonides

Away Wanting

It had to be a book that held my attention and kept me wanting to read it; when my husband finished 'The Road', I started it straight away and didn't put it down until I finished - it was such an achievement and relief to know that I could read, comprehend and, most importantly, enjoy a book!

- Rachel Tucker

Young Maybe

Maybe these kids are just too young and too dumb to know about the first 13. Maybe they can't comprehend that the Braves have only won one World Series in those 13 years.

- Tim Hudson

Image Each One

Image has to be its own fortress, in spite of the owners. People can't separate that or they don't comprehend that you can turn that on and off for each one of the different entities.

- Todd McFarlane

Know May

You may know God, but not comprehend Him.

- Richard Baxter

Muslim Part

I'm Egyptian and Muslim, but I grew up in the West, far from my Arab roots. I began 'Sex and the Citadel' to help outsiders - like myself - to better comprehend this pivotal part of the world, up-close and personal.

- Shereen El Feki

Mission Spirit

Without the presence of the Spirit, it is impossible to comprehend our personal mission or to have the reassurance that our course is right.

- Sheri L. Dew

Always Use

I have always loved to use fear, to take it and comprehend it and make it work and consolidate a situation where I was afraid and take it whole and work from there.

- Shirley Jackson

Hands Been

There are people who have never been taught anything, and know everything, have never been anywhere, and understand everything, have never given a moment's thought to anything, and comprehend everything. 'Blessed hands' is the name bestowed on these fortunate beings. The world envies, honours and respects them.

- Sholom Aleichem

Magic Average

There's now, for the first time, a huge gulf between the artefacts of our everyday life and what even a single expert, let alone the average child, can comprehend. The gadgets that now pervade young people's lives, iPhones and suchlike, are baffling 'black boxes' - pure magic to most people.

- Martin Rees

Dreams About

The song 'What Goes Up' was inspired as I was playing the piano and reminiscing about the Spaceship One launches I witnessed in the Mojave desert. It is an awesome thing to comprehend the magnitude of what a human being dreams and imagines can be realized.

- Vanna Bonta

Far Never

We never completely comprehend ourselves, but we can do far more than comprehend.

- Novalis

More Infinitely

Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.

- Orson F. Whitney

Read Fathers

They believed that every man should know how to read and how to write, and should find out all that his capacity allowed him to comprehend. That is the glory of the Puritan fathers.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Accordingly

The moral man is necessarily narrow in that he knows no other enemy than the 'immoral' man. 'He who is not moral is immoral!' and accordingly reprobate, despicable, etc. Therefore, the moral man can never comprehend the egoist.

- Max Stirner

Before Around

I like to comprehend more or less everything around me - apart from the creation of my music. It's an obsessive character trait that's getting worse. I don't switch the light on and off 15 times before I leave the room yet, but something's going wrong.

- Robert Plant

Correctness

Let's face it: every campus has its share of students who can't quite comprehend that extreme political correctness is often born of the same intolerance and anti-intellectualism as standard-issue bigotry.

- Meghan Daum

Eye Mind

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

- Robertson Davies

Soul Maybe

I knew I heard the doctor correctly. I didn't think he said something else, I didn't think for a second, 'Well maybe he didn't say it.' No, I knew I heard him! But I still couldn't comprehend... in my mind... in my soul... he just said, 'cancer.'

- Stuart Scott

Woman Shame

No one can doubt that the sufferings of the sober, virtuous woman, in legal subjection to the mastership of a drunken, immoral husband and father over herself and children, not only from physical abuse, but from spiritual shame and humiliation, must be such as the man himself can not possibly comprehend.

- Susan B. Anthony

Give Stigma

The stigma of being an unmarried mother was something we can't comprehend today. It was not uncommon that you'd go off somewhere to have your child, then give it up for adoption.

- Michael Ashcroft

Sum Compare

I am a lover of truth; and if you think of truth as being multifaceted and so huge that we human beings can't fully comprehend it, then obviously it makes sense to put all the facts together - to compare disciplines and try to advance the sum of knowledge by exploration and examination.

- Susan Howatch

Characters Took

Characters are the key to a good book. It took me several novels to comprehend that.

- Michael Morpurgo

Happy Very

The happy medium - truth in all things - is no longer either known or valued; to gain applause, one must write things so inane that they might be played on barrel-organs, or so unintelligible that no rational being can comprehend them, though on that very account, they are likely to please.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart