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I Can Explain It

... but I can't understand it for you

I Can Explain It thanks to Barry McCartney

Understanding something from another person's perspective

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Hire character. Train skill. - Peter Schutz

Why should things be easy to understand? - Thomas Pynchon

Be polite to all, but intimate with few. - Thomas Jefferson

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. - Henry Winkler

Habits form character, and character forms destiny. - James Allen

The essential thing is not knowledge, but character. - Joseph Le Conte

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. - Winston Churchill

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin

Look a pig in its eyes, and understand the truth behind bacon. - Mango Wodzak

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. - Wayne Dyer

I'd love to explain it to you, but I don't have any crayons. - Unknown

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth. - Daniel Webster

Before you tell anyone to 'be yourself', reassess his character. - Unknown

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. - Groucho Marx

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. - Oscar Wilde

Want to improve your relationships? See love as a verb rather than as a feeling. - Stephen R. Covey

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

As long as I can wear a wig I can be any character, and in real life I can be myself. - Ginnifer Goodwin

Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. - Elizabeth Clarke Dunn

To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name. - Bertrand Russell

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway. - Elbert Hubbard

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying. - Oscar Wilde

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him. - George Santayana

Your inner understanding of love can be extended beyond all you have ever known, before. - Eleesha

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word. - Lord Chesterfield

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing. - H L Mencken

Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be thankful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. - Harvey Mackay

Education: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce

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

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum

In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In later years, you fight because you do. - Joan Didion

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

If you learn to listen for clues as to how I feel instead of what I say, you will be able to understand me much better. - Mara Botonis

The difference between being a manager and being a leader is that managers understand staff and leaders understand people. - Peter Legge

It's really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people. - Axl Rose

You can't be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you're gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation. - Bruce Springsteen

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. - Eugene McCarthy


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