Category: understanding

Being understood 

is incidental compared 

to understanding. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

True understanding 

almost always begins as 


—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, & the world around us.” – Socrates

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” – Albert Camus

“He who knows only his side of the case, knows little of that.” – John Stuart Mill

“It is the essence of a finite intellect not to understand many things, and it is of the essence of a created intellect to be finite.” – Rene Descartes

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.” – Confucius

“It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle