At a time when even the most impoverished and underdeveloped states in the third world enjoy full sovereignty, Ukraine has practically none. This great discrepancy is a historical puzzle, one that calls for an examination of the often overlooked and even more frequently misunderstood past of Ukraine and the Ukrainians.
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect.audre lorde
It is like a wide embrace gathering all those who have long searched for words of hope… Saddened by the continual strife amongst believers of many confessions and wearied of their intolerance towards each other, I discovered in the Bahá'í teaching the real spirit of Christ so often denied and misunderstood.queen of romania marie of edinburgh
To be great is to be misunderstood.1841Essays: First Series,'Self-Reliance'.
Since I've become a central banker, I've learned to mumblewithgreatcoherence? If Iseemundulyclear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.Alan Greenspan
If I had known I would be so universally misunderstood, maybe I wouldn't have been so rebellious and outspoken.Quoted in the Guinness Rockopedia (1998).
To be misunderstood even by those whom one loves is the cross and bitterness of life. It is the secret of that sad and melancholy smile on the lips of great men which so few understand; it is the cruelest trial reserved for self-devotion; it is what must have oftenest wrung the heart of the Son of man; and if God could suffer, it would be the wound we should be forever inflicting upon Him. He also — He above all — is the great misunderstood, the least comprehended.henri-frédéric amiel
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.clarence darrow
Since becoming a central banker, I have learned to mumble with great incoherence. If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.Alan Greenspan
I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I said.Alan Greenspan
That it has pleased God to make Holy Scripture obscure in certain places lest, if it were perfectly clear to all, it might be vulgarized and subjected to disrespect or be so misunderstood by people of limited intelligence as to lead them into error.Pope Gregory VII
Miracles would cease to be miracles if they were events of everyday occurrence; the very nature of wonders requires that they should be rare; and this is a miraculous and wonderful circumstance, that men at the head of the governments in five separate provinces, and men at the head of the parties opposing them, all agreed at the same time to sink party differences for the good of all, and did not shrink, at the risk of having their motives misunderstood, from associating together for the purpose of bringing about this result. (Cheers.)thomas d'arcy mcgee
I am the most misunderstood and misrepresented of men. Misrepresented because misunderstood.isaac parker
The engine driving the Kelly system is the "law of large numbers." In a 1713 treatise on probability, Swiss mathematician Jakob Bernoulli propounded a law that has been misunderstood by gamblers (and investors) ever since.william poundstone
If you think it's simple, then you have misunderstood the problem.bjarne stroustrup
Muslims (companions) misunderstood the speech of the Prophet on the day of Ghadeer.mohammad hussein fadlallah
You are happily being misunderstood in your use of the word " God ".sam harris
There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.william james
Always remember that it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood: there will always be some who misunderstand you.karl popper
The illusion of Sin and Guilt, the madness of our species, is the act of cursing the world under the misapprehension that one is cursing only one part of it. To curse the fig tree, as in the funniest and most misunderstood parable of Jesus , is to curse the soil in which it grew, the seed, the rains, the sun; the whole world, eventually because no part is truly separate from the whole . The fallacy is that one can judge the part in isolation from the whole is "the Lie that all men believe."robert anton wilson
Terms ill defined, and forms misunderstood, And customs, when their reasons are unknown, Have stirred up many zealous souls To fight against imaginary giants.martin farquhar tupper
The concept of our established Church is occasionally misunderstood and, I believe , commonly under-appreciated. Its role is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions . Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country.Queen Elizabeth II, speech at Lambeth Palace (15 February 2012)
Moksha is not just freedom from the cycle of rebirths , as is often misunderstood.Gwilym Beckerlegge, in "World Religions Reader (2001)"
The substantial rules of pleading are founded in strong sense, and in the soundest and closest logic; and so appear, when well understood and explained:;: Though, by being misunderstood and misapplied, they are often made use of as instruments of chicane.Lord Mansfield, Robinson v. Raley (1756), 1 Burr. 319; also discussed in Hale's Common Law, Vol. I. (ed. 1794), p. 302, n.
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