32 Quotes About Friendship Misunderstanding


Having a successful friendship requires nurturing through time and distance. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about friendship misunderstanding that are encouraging to the bonds that are formed.

“A great woe underpinning the sorrows of the world today is this: so many people think they are far better than others and they are too righteous than others, and they know far better than others, and such thoughts give them reasons for an otherwise action!”

“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.”

“And whatever troubled him and showed in his face might have been the same old trouble – the problem of occupying space in the world and having a name people could call you by, being somebody they thought they could know.”

“As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good—I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other.”

“Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.”

“He asked her for coffee, but she wanted tea instead.”

“How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied–or, for that matter, awarded–because someone failed to see you properly?”

“I pity the man who praises God only when things go his way.”

“If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”

“In a language as idiomatically stressed as English, opportunities for misreadings are bound to arise.”

“It is a mere needless thing to fight with ignorance with all your true strength except you can educate and change ignorance with wit and wisdom.”

“It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.”

“Learning is easy; misunderstanding makes it complex!”

“Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.”

“Misunderstandings breed more misunderstanding and turn into phantom conflicts.”

“Most of the problems in life are because: We misunderstand people’s intentions, We don’t listen and jump to conclusions, Then we are too proud to apologise and too stubborn to forgive.”

“My soul’s a burden to me, I’ve had enough of it. I’m eager to be in that country, where the sun kills every question. I don’t belong here.”

“Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope.”

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

“The text has disappeared under the interpretation.”

“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”

“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”

“To refrain from storytelling is perhaps one of the highest forms of respect we can pay. Those people, with no stories to circle them, can die without being misunderstood.”

“Understanding has no cost, yet, it is too expensive for some people to purchase.”

“Understanding may become misunderstanding, if no commitment or no responsibilities are assumed, no specific objectives set, no definite expectations met and common values and interests no longer shared.”

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them.”

“We’re all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person…so it’s easy to misunderstand when others are trying to be kind to you.”

“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”

“What is a genius? A person who demands little to nothing from others, but is often found extremely difficult to have around.”

“When enemies, the intellect and the heart only see one another as the hater and the fool.”

“When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

“When two persons are too close, they fall apart.”

Misunderstandings between friends can create long term hardship and destroy histories made together. Finding a solution to these conflicts will help to preserve the relationship over time.

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