45 Quotes About Misunderstanding in Friendship


There are many times in life where an innocent friendship can lead to misunderstanding. Old fashion expectations may not always reflect contemporary realities. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about misunderstanding in friendships to know.

“A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.”

“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.”

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

“Fame is finally only the sum total of all the misunderstanding that can gather around a new name.”

“He built up a situation that was far enough from the truth. It never occurred to him that Helen was to blame.”

“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 think there’s a big misunderstanding on the value of migrants.”

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

“If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.”

“In a language as idiomatically stressed as English, opportunities for misreadings are bound to arise. By a mere backward movement of stress, a verb can become a noun, an act a thing.”

“In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.”

“In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as misunderstanding.”

“Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?”

“It does grieve me to think there are people misunderstanding my heart on an issue.”

“It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.”

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

“Let us not act out of fear and misunderstanding, but out of the values of inclusion, diversity, and regard for all that make our country great.”

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

“Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.”

“Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.”

“Music is supposed to create an associate level, wherein I and you and you and I can associate without any misunderstanding.”

“Not only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is also the crux of the misunderstanding of reason with itself.”

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”

“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.”

“The world only goes round by misunderstanding.”

“There is far more misunderstanding of Islam than there is, I think, of the other religions of the world. So many things are said of it by those who do not belong to that faith.”

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

“There’s never going to be a great misunderstanding of me. I think I’m a little whacked.”

“There’s probably some misunderstanding of who I am and how I roll.”

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

“To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.”

“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.”

“We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.”

“We cannot control the way people interpret our ideas or thoughts, but we can control the words and tones we choose to convey them. Peace is built on understanding, and wars are built on misunderstandings.”

“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.”

“Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.”

“Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag’s fundamental nature.”

“You always risk people misunderstanding you when you say anything.”

Many people define friendship differently. Sometimes you are left to consider the fact if that individual is really your friend or not.