Best Misunderstanding Quotes : Misunderstand Sayings

These misunderstanding quotes will inspire you. Misunderstanding is a failure to understand or a failure to understand something correctly.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging misunderstanding quotes, misunderstanding sayings, and misunderstanding proverbs.

Best Misunderstanding Quotes

  1. “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” ~ dream hampton
  2. “If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  3. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  4. “Men tighten the knot of confusion Into perfect misunderstanding.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  5. “Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  6. “Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.” ~ Lionel Trilling
  7. “In human intercourse, the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  8. “Language is the source of misunderstandings.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  9. “I know that when people pull apart, they usually employ misunderstanding as a weapon, deliberately getting hold of the stick’s wrong end, impaling themselves on its point in order to prove the perfidy of the other.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  10. “Don’t waste your time explaining who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” ~ LeCrae

  11. “Sometimes I feel that every word spoken and every gesture made merely serve to exacerbate misunderstandings. Then what I would really like is to escape into a great silence and impose that silence on everyone else.” ~ Etty Hillesum
  12. “Understanding, as we understand it, is misunderstanding.” ~ Elias Canetti
  13. “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” ~ Jane Austen
  14. “The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.” ~ M. Scott Peck
  15. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” ~ Diane Arbus

  16. “In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.” ~ Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
  17. “Love is a misunderstanding between two fools.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  18. “Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  19. “Endless conflicts. Endless misunderstanding. All life is that. Great and little cannot understand one another.” ~ H. G. Wells
  20. “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.” ~ John Lennon

  21. “We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.” ~ Kevin Kelly
  22. “Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.” ~ Andre Gide
  23. “Life is but a series of misunderstandings.” ~ Denis
  24. “The world only goes round by misunderstanding.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  25. “A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.” ~ Bob Dylan

  26. “There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.” ~ Louis Kronenberger
  27. “Some misunderstandings are hard to cure.” ~ Barton Gellman
  28. “There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people. Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice. A blindness to what is going on in each other’s hearts.” ~ Tennessee Williams
  29. “A mutual misunderstanding.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  30. “They ended as all great passions do end – by a misunderstanding.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  31. “Empathic listening takes time, but it doesn’t take anywhere near as much time as it takes to back up and correct misunderstandings when you’re already miles down the road; to redo; to live with unexpressed and unsolved problems; to deal with the results of not giving people psychological air.” ~ Stephen Covey
  32. “Misunderstanding women is a clear sign of scant virility.” ~ Italo Svevo
  33. “If somebody feels a certain way about me and I feel like they’re misunderstanding me, I don’t need to explain myself. I just try to shy away from it and just pretend like it never happened, and try to rekindle the friendship and let him know that its not like that.” ~ Kid Cudi , Friend misunderstanding quotes
  34. “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  35. “That is life. Just one long succession of misunderstandings and rash acts and whatnot. Absolutely.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse

  36. “It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  37. “It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  38. “We’re not trying to prove the character of God through science. That’s a bad idea. What I’m trying to do is clear away the misunderstandings, the debris that prevent people from accepting that God who wants to accept them.” ~ Phillip E. Johnson
  39. “It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue.” ~ Kirk Cameron

  40. “Wherever a story comes from, whether it is a familiar myth or a private memory, the retelling exemplifies the making of a connection from one pattern to another: a potential translation in which narrative becomes parable and the once upon a time comes to stand for some renascent truth. This approach applies to all the incidents of everyday life: the phrase in the newspaper, the endearing or infuriating game of a toddler, the misunderstanding at the office. Our species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.” ~ Mary Catherine Bateson
  41. “Constant Kindness can accomplish much.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  42. “After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?” ~ Russell Hoban
  43. “In truth, there was only one Christian and he died on the cross.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. “Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  45. “We must learn to outgrow our egos in exchange for constructive dialogue rather than debate.  In addition, we must be capable of stating problems and proposing solutions clearly and succinctly, without distortion of meaning or misunderstanding, even when these solutions are radically opposed to accepted norms.” ~ Jacque Fresco
  46. “I had this thought a while ago,
    “My darling cannot understand
    What I have done, or what would do
    In this blind bitter land.”
    And I grew weary of the sun” ~ William Butler Yeats
  47. “Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out doesn’t exist.” ~ Jacques-Alain Miller
  48. “At the heart of our misunderstanding and infantile behavior is the wish for a miracle cure.” ~ James Howard Kunstler

  49. “Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?” ~ Philip Roth
  50. “The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir , Misunderstanding quotes for lovers
  51. “I have been misunderstood perhaps more than anyone else ever, but it has not affected me, for the simple reason that there is no desire to be understood. It is their problem if they don’t understand, it is not my problem. If they misunderstand, it is their problem and their misery. I am not going to waste my sleep because millions of people are misunderstanding me.” ~ Rajneesh
  52. “To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.” ~ Dick Cavett
  53. “Hugo?’ ‘Millicent?’ ‘Is that you?’ ‘Yes. Is that you?’ ‘Yes.’ Anything in the nature of misunderstanding was cleared away. It was both of them.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse

  54. “Economists tell us that the ‘price’ of an object and its ‘value’ have very little or nothing to do with one another. ‘Value’ is entirely subjective economic value, anyway while ‘price’ reflects whatever a buyer is willing to give up to get the object in question, and whatever the seller is willing to accept to give it up. Both are governed by the Law of Marginal Utility, which is actually a law of psychology, rather than economics. For government to attempt to dictate a ‘fair price’ betrays complete misunderstanding of the entire process.” ~ L. Neil Smith
  55. “When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won’t one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.” ~ Jean Rostand
  56. “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” ~ Albert Einstein
  57. “The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  58. “Without good communication, a relationship is merely a hollow vessel carrying you along on a frustrating journey fraught with the perils of confusion, projection, and misunderstanding.” ~ Cherie Carter-Scott

  59. “Not only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.” ~ Johann Georg Hamann
  60. “If you ask the question of Americans, should we pay our bills? One hundred percent would say yes. There’s a significant misunderstanding on the debt ceiling. People think it’s authorizing new spending. The debt ceiling doesn’t authorize new spending; it allows us to pay obligations already incurred.” ~ Peter Welch
  61. “Because we can’t communicate, there’s a lot of misunderstanding.” ~ Chen Shui-bian
  62. “So in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride – the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  63. “The proper basis for marriage is a mutual misunderstanding.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  64. “To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.” ~ Anatole Broyard
  65. “The breakdown of our language, evident in the misuse, i.e., the misunderstanding of nouns and adjectives, is most grave, though perhaps not so conspicuous, in the handling of prepositions, those modest little connectives that hold the parts of a phrase or a sentence together. They are the joints of any language, what make it, literally, articulate.” ~ Mary McCarthy

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