To be great is to be misunderstood.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
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