Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
If I wish to compose or write or pray or preach well, I must be angry. Then all the blood in my veins is stirred, and my understanding is sharpened.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
Listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply.
Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed that can make life a garden.
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
Thank you, Tempest, for loving me when understanding was too hard. Thank you for understanding when loving me is impossible.
You have to understand that people that are hurting are going to criticize.
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
It is not the language but the speaker that we want to understand.
A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.
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