Misunderstandings tend to create so many problems between people in any kind of relationship. Here are some quotes that help you cope with misunderstandings all around you.
One of the most common causes of people fighting ceaselessly is misunderstanding. It tends to create so many problems between couples, friends and families. It is this very misunderstanding that can irreparably damage a relationship. Here are a few quotes that will help you understand what it’s like to be misunderstood and perhaps, how to do away with misunderstandings.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
– Henry David Thoreau
The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
– Charles Baudelaire
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.
– Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
– Albert Schweitzer
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
– Martin Luther Kings Jr.
There is not so good an understanding between any two, but the exposure by the one of a serious fault in the other will produce a misunderstanding in proportion to its heinousness.
– Henry David Thoreau
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
– Charles Baudelaire
The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding.
– Oscar Wilde
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
– Diane Arbus
They ended as all great passions do end—–by a misunderstanding.
– Honore de Balzac
We can rarely see things from the point of view of another person because we look at the facts through the screen of an impression or an interest which distorts our view; and then there are accusations, quarrels and misunderstanding.
– Barry Long
A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
– Bob Dylan
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.
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba
We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
– Kevin Kelly
It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.
– L.M. Montgomery
We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.
– Rudyard Kipling
A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous, that it makes us forget the hundred lovable moments spent together within a minute.
Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.
– Dream Hampton
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
In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.
– Margaret E. Sangster
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
– Andre Gide
When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you’ve spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can’t help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.
– Criss Jami
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
– Lionel Trilling
Misunderstanding must be nakedly exposed before true understanding can begin to flourish.
– Philip Yancey
Hopefully, these quotes helped you realize what it’s like to be misunderstood. Being misunderstood is something that happens to all of us; but what sets a successful person apart, is having the courage to confront them and making peace with them.