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The ignorant man always adores what he cannot understand.
— Cesare Lombroso —

We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said ... Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it.

— Hans-Georg Gadamer

Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.

— Karl Marx

Perception is blind to the knowledge that you cannot understand.

— Lionel Suggs

I cannot understand the almost exclusive emphasis on racial integration, when in fact we are getting more and more segregated into tight little cliques on age grounds.

— Edith Schaeffer

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.

— Simone Weil

We
do not admire what
we cannot understand.

— Marianne Moore

To exercise faith is to trust that the Lord knows what he is doing with you and that He can accomplish it for your eternal good even though you cannot understand how He can possibly do it ... Your Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son love you perfectly.

— Richard G. Scott

I cannot understand how humility exists, or can exist, without love, or love without humility,

— Teresa Of Ávila

To be so bent on Marriage - to pursue a man merely for the sake of situation - is a sort of thing that shocks me; I cannot understand it. Poverty is a great Evil, but to a woman of Education and feeling it ought not, it cannot be the greatest. I would rather be a teacher at a school (and I can think of nothing worse) than marry a man I did not like.

— Jane Austen

Here it is. Let's say you're married, you love your wife, but you're attracted by another woman.'
'Excuse me, but I absolutely cannot understand how after eating my fill here I could go past a bakery and steal a roll.

— Leo Tolstoy

Whatever we cannot understand easily we call God; this saves wear and tear on the brain tissues.

— Edward Abbey

I read daily, not so much for the benefit of my writing, but because I am addicted to it. There is nothing in the world for me that compares to being lost in a really good novel. That said, reading is an absolute must if you want to write. It is a trite enough thing to say, but very true nonetheless. I cannot understand aspiring writers who email me for advice and freely admit that they read very little. I have learned something from every writer I have ever read. Sometimes I have done so consciously, picking up something about how to frame a scene, or seeing a new possibility with regards to structure, or interesting ways to write dialogue. Other times, I think, my collective reading experience affects my sensibilities and informs me in ways that I am not quite aware of, but in real ways that impact how I approach writing. The short of it is, as an aspiring writer, there is nothing as damaging to your credibility as saying that you don't like to read

— Khaled Hosseini

One cannot understand what's happening to women in the Middle East if they don't realize that the mothers are a strong, progressive force. The mothers push the daughters to get out of the harem, to get the education, to achieve what they could not even dream of.

— Fatema Mernissi

I cannot understand a society that is more afraid of a man in a dress than a man in a soldier's uniform.

— Joan Nestle

But you cannot know a place without loving it and hating it and feeling everything in between. You cannot understand a complex people by only looking at data-something inside you has to crack to let in the light so your eyes and brain and heart can adjust properly.

— Silas House

Who cannot understand your silence, cannot understand your words.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

You cannot know the body by studying the finger, and you cannot understand the universe by learning one science.

— Laozi

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