If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
When it comes to understanding others, we rarely tax our imaginations.
Understanding others is knowledge, Understanding oneself is enlightenment; Conquering others is power, Conquering oneself is strength.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself.
There is no wisdom without mastery over the mystery of our internal world, the world that opens the door to understanding others.
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
The best that can be said for anybody is probably that you misunderstood him favorably.
It takes longer for man to find out man than any other creature that is made.
The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, for our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others.
I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world.
We like to read others but we do not like to be read.
In the novel we can know people perfectly, and, apart from the general pleasure of reading, we can find here a compensation for their dimness in life.
Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress. They spend all their time understanding other people's progress.
If our brain is understanding some parts of the universe and not understanding other parts, and those understandings are about the laws of physics that our brains are built on top of, then it's kind of a loop, right?
It is profound philosophy to sound the depths of feeling and distinguish traits of character. Men must be studied as deeply as books.
Although we human adults are really good at understanding other minds, we weren't always that way. It takes children a long time to break into the system.
To sense when a teenager needs understanding and when misunderstanding is a difficult and delicate task. The sad truth is that no matter how wise we are, we cannot be right for any length of time in our teenagers' eyes.
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