'Tis better to understand, than to be understood.
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.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
And, most important, 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.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
I don't understand you. You don't understand me. What else do we have in common?
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
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.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.