43 Quotes About Being Judged and Misunderstood


It can be a while before you really start to learn about a person and understand their background, experiences, and core things that make up who they are. Because of this, people tend to be shallow and look unilaterally at one feature or characteristic before making a decision about another person. They say it can take only three seconds to judge a person when you first meet them. These quotes about being judged and misunderstood make up some of the most common situations we may create or find ourself a part of.

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”

“A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.”

“After all, there was something rather pleasant in knowing that you were misunderstood. It made you feel different from everyone else.”

“Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.”

“Being misunderstood by someone is vexation. Being misunderstood by everyone is tragedy.”

“Being misunderstood doesn’t mean you’re the issue…sometimes it’s the people that misunderstand you with all the issues.”

“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”

“Don’t try to explain yourself to people, if they don’t get you, they don’t get you. Simple.”

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

“Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”

“Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”

“Good health! Whenever you go out of doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of your head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp.”

“I am the most misunderstood and misrepresented of men. Misrepresented because misunderstood.”

“I don’t mind being hated, but I hate being misunderstood.”

“I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.”

“I live constantly in the fear of not being misunderstood.”

“I want to reach people and express myself. You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. ”

“I’d rather be loud and misunderstood than quiet and bored.”

“I’m only responsible for what i say not for what you understand. ”

“I’m quite comfortable now with being misunderstood. I don’t really feel the need either to pander to it or to refute it. Just go on, and do what I’ve got to do.”

“I’m willing to be misunderstood. I’ve never had a problem being misunderstood by a portion of people on any particular issue if it makes for that much more of a special experience for those who understand.”

“In order to share one’s true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still.”

“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you, there just has to be someone who wants to. ”

“It breaks my heart – how well the misunderstood understands others.”

“It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.”

“It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.”

“Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?”

“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”

“No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.”

“Nothing hurts a good soul and the kind heart more than to live amongst people who can’t understand it.”

“Oftentimes in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.”

“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”

“The greatest distance between two people is a misunderstanding.”

“The most painful thing for me is to be misunderstood.”

“The ocean gets its saltiness from the tears of misunderstood sharks.”

“The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.”

“The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.”

“Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many people who know you, but there are very few who understand you.”

“We feel understood by people who like us; misunderstood by people who don’t — and those feelings are probably realistic.”

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

“When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you’ve spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can’t help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.”

“When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.”

“You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate.”

Working on strategies to understand when and why you judge others will help you to find a better path to self correction.

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