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Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed. - William Blake

Terms ill defined, and forms misunderstood, And customs, when their reasons are unknown, Have stirred up many zealous souls To fight against imaginary giants. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Much that we call evil is really good in disguises; and we should not quarrel rashly with adversities not yet understood, nor overlook the mercies often bound up in them. - Sir Thomas Browne

I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. - Clarence Seward Darrow

But any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood, and that is what happened to Jesus. - Henry Louis Mencken

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill, little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. - John Adams

Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched beneath. (The Tale of the Tub) - Jonathan Swift

Posthumous men, like myself, are not so well understood as men who reflect their age, but they are heard with more respect. In plain English: We are never understood, hence our authority. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood. - Epictetus