An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
— Napoleon Bonaparte

No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe misunderstood quote

Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.
— David R. Hawkins

My misfortune is doubly painful to me because it will result in my being misunderstood. For me there can be no recreation in the company of others, no intelligent conversation, no exchange of information with peers; only the most pressing needs can make me venture into society. I am obliged to live like an outcast.
— Ludwig van Beethoven

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.
— Jr. Teague