Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
If you cannot explain it simply, you do not understand it enough.
Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.
The fact that you are willing to say, 'I do not understand, and it is fine,' is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.
I write to understand as much as to be understood.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand...
Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding
The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.
Do you know, my son, with what little understanding the world is ruled?
One of the great secrets of the day is to know how to take possession of popular prejudices and passions, in such a way as to introduce a confusion of principles which makes impossible all understanding between those who speak the same language and have the same interests.
I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
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