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  Ugly (3)
Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion ... produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
John Constable

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But ... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Oscar Wilde

  Understand (12)
The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
Dean Acheson

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
David Antin

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

I feel I could be a role model to other Hispanic gymnasts interested in the sport, but I also want them to understand the importance of being focused, determined, and not giving up, despite all the struggles.
Laurie Hernandez

Oh, if only it were possible to find understanding, Joseph exclaimed. If only there were a dogma to believe in. Everything is contradictory, everything tangential; there are no certainties anywhere. Everything can be interpreted one way and then again interpreted in the opposite sense. The whole of world history can be explained as development and progress and can also be seen as nothing but decadence and meaninglessness. Isn't there any truth? Is there no real and valid doctrine?

The master had never heard him speak so fervently. He walked on in silence for a little, then said: There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught. Be prepared for conflicts, Joseph Knecht - I can see that they already have begun.
The Glass Bead Game
Hermann Hesse

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
Martin Luther King Jr.

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
Kurt Lewin

There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.
Niccolò Machiavelli

Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
John Major

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
Leo Rosten

Boys are perhaps beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of eighteen months and ninety years.
James Thurber

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead

  Unity (1)
Where there is unity there is always victory.
Publilius Syrus

  Universe (7)
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Thomas Huxley

Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
Immanuel Kant

My love, you are driving the entire world mad. The nightingales are committing suicide one by one out of jealousy of your voice. The roses took one glance at your beauty and folded themselves from shame. The trees now only whisper your name and the sky hasn't stopped crying since you looked up. Have pity on us, my love. We have already broken all the mirrors and glass out of fear that you will forget us and fall in love with yourself once you see what we all cannot stop seeing.
Kamand Kojouri

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
Alan Watts

  Up (8)
Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.
Dean Acheson

That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins.
B. R. Ambedkar

If there's no point, then there's no point giving up.
Charlie Brooker

I have been accused of allegedly giving up my free-market principles in supporting some of Donald Trump's proposed policies.
Larry Kudlow

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
Daniel Pipes

Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
Rajnath Singh

Giving up cannot be an option.
Greta Thunberg

Now I'm giving up a little in the week-to-week tournaments but reaping the benefits in the majors.
Lee Westwood