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Letter "M" » misunderstanding
«Ever since Eve gave Adam the apple, there has been a misunderstanding between the sexes about gifts»
«Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?»
« 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. »
«Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.»
Author: Albert Schweitzer
, with hostility
«In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.»
«I am not going to waste my sleep because millions of people are misunderstanding me. »
«LOGIC, n. The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. The basic of logic is the syllogism, consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion --thus:_Major Premise_: Sixty men can do a piece of work sixty times as quickly as one man._Minor Premise_: One man can dig a posthole in sixty seconds; therefore --_Conclusion_: Sixty men can dig a posthole in one second. This may be called the syllogism arithmetical, in which, by combining logic and mathematics, we obtain a double certainty and are twice blessed.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, minor premise
, piece of work
, The Art of Reasoning
«A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.»
«It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.»
«Let us live and move in harmony.? Let us grow together.? Let us cherish the wisdom that we have acquired together. Let us live in complete harmony without any misunderstanding.»