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Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity I do not understand it myself any more.

Albert Einstein

My mom and dad (and most moms and dads) said that I would never understand how much they loved me until I had my own children. (...) It`s the love you don`t choose, the animal love that gives the reason to live.

Penn Jillette

It takes a long time to understand nothing.

Edward Dahlberg

The more we understand the world, the less bewildering it becomes, and the more we’re able to change it.

Martin Rees

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is the confidence to say "I don`t know." It`s the foundation from which we begin our investigation of the world: asking questions, taking the necessary time to understand the answers, and searching for new answers when the ones we have in hand don`t seem to work. The feeling of not knowing is also the source of wonder and awe.

Annaka Harris

We live in a society where people are uncomfortable with not knowing. Children aren`t taught to say "I don`t know," and honesty in this form is rarely modeled for them. They too often see adults avoiding questions and fabricating answers, out of either embarrassment or fear, and this comes at a price. When children are embarrassed by or afraid of the feeling of not knowing, they are preoccupied with escaping their discomfort, rather than being motivated to learn. This robs them of the joy of curiosity. Let`s celebrate the feelings of awe and wonder in our children, as the foundation for all learning. Let`s teach children to say "I don`t know" and help them understand the power behind it. Let`s talk to them about how it feels to not know something. And, finally, let`s be honest with children about the limits of our own knowledge.

Annaka Harris

The greatest achievement of human technology is tools that allow us to create more than we understand.

Danny Hillis

It’s a cliché, but the experience of walking in the other side’s shoes does seem to be the best way to understand their point of view.

Leonard Mlodinow

It is far better to understand the Universe as it really is than to pretend to a Universe as we might wish it to be.

Carl Sagan

People must understand that science is inherently neither a potential for good nor for evil. It is a potential to be harnessed by man to do his bidding.

Glenn T. Seaborg

Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately co-ordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand.

Friedrich Hayek

To understand our civilisation, one must appreciate that the extended order resulted not from human design or intention but spontaneously: it arose from unintentionally conforming to certain traditional and largely moral practices, many of which men tend to dislike, whose significance they usually fail to understand, whose validity they cannot prove, and which have nonetheless fairly rapidly spread by means of an evolutionary selection - the comparative increase of population and wealth - of those groups that happened to follow them.

Friedrich Hayek

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

Harper Lee

Brain, character, soul - only as one sees more of life does one understand how distinct is each.

Arthur Conan Doyle

I just don't understand why the God you pray to would let such unthinkable things happen to decent people.

Love Comes Softly (movie)

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