Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
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.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
When your mind is simply trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image.
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
I write to understand as much as to be understood.
Understanding is a kind of ecstasy
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
The majority of people have no understanding of the things with which they daily meet, nor, when instructed, do they have any right knowledge of them, although to themselves they seem to have.
How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding ; How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile.
We have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments.
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