The below quotes about understanding and misunderstanding will help you make sense of your relationships with other people. Be sure that you will find them highly relatable and quite possibly, eye-opening too.

Some quotes are meant to cheer us up and help us believe in ourselves, others – to make us think. And then, there are quotes that speak to the depths of our souls and reveal things we always knew but were not willing to accept.

What can be more important in human relationships than understanding? Along with things like trust and loyalty, it is the pillar of any relationship. Being able to truly listen to each other and accept others’ flaws and points of view is a precious quality. Sadly, misunderstandings are far more frequent in friendships, families, and romantic relationships than a deep, genuine understanding.

Here are 16 quotes about understanding and misunderstanding you will probably deeply relate to:

You gotta understand the difference between someone who speaks to you

You gotta understand the difference between someone who speaks to you on their free time and someone who frees their time to speak to you.

~ Unknown

528-A friend who understands your tears

A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.

~ Sushan R. Sharma

A single moment of misunderstanding

A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous that it makes us forget the hundreds of lovable moments we’ve spent together within a minute.

~ Unknown

I'm only responsible for what I say

I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

~ Unknown

people who genuinely understand me

I’ve only met about 3 or 4 people who genuinely understand me. Everyone else just assumes I’m angry, sarcastic or an asshole.

~ Unknown

Don’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.

Don’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.

~ Unknown

I don’t think people understand

I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.

~ Sara Quin

The worst distance between two people is MISUNDERSTANDING

The worst distance between two people is MISUNDERSTANDING.

~ Unknown

he who does not understand your silence

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

~ Elbert Hubbard

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood



Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

~ George Orwell

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds

Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.

~ Albert Einstein

473-But luxury has never appealed to me

But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.

Daphne du Maurier

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving

Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.

Sylvia Plath

I stopped explaining myself

I stopped explaining myself when I realized other people only understand from their level of perception.

~ Unknown

Do not expect her to paraphrase her life for you

Don’t expect her to paraphrase her life for you; she was born to be a story. And if you can’t understand that, then perhaps she’s beyond your reading level.

~ Jonny Ox

some people who could hear you speak



There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you and there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word.

~ Unknown

There is no connection without understanding

If you have faced misunderstanding, you know that being around people who don’t share your views, interests, and values is among the most disappointing things in life. Being misunderstood can make you feel lonely even when you are surrounded by other people.

This is what all the above quotes about misunderstanding and understanding in relationships talk about. Most of them come down to one basic truth: when there is no genuine connection between two people, they won’t reach an ultimate understanding, no matter how many words are said between them.

Another common truth these quotes reveal is that being understood by another human is among the most valuable things in life. Some say that it is deeper and more precious than even love. And yet, it is so difficult to find. Most people don’t care to understand – they are quick to judge and are more interested in talking than in listening.

Finally, misunderstandings can easily break the bond between two people. We tend to take our relationships for granted, but they are much more fragile than we think. For this reason, we should always show empathy to our dear ones, especially in the moments when they are the most difficult to love and understand.

Do you know any other relatable quotes about understanding and misunderstanding? Kindly share them with us in the comments.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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    Anna

    Good collection you have here

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    jennifer

    i love these quotes they are so good

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    carol

    this is my all-time favourite

    But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.

    soo many good quotes good work

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