If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
It always takes awfully long time to understand unbelievably simple things.
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.
Again a different meaning has to be understood.
If you wish to understand a philosopher, do not ask what he says, but find out what he wants
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself.
I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering.
The fact that you are willing to say, ''I do not understand, and it is fine,'' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.
No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.
We are slaves to whatever we don't understand
A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill-will.
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