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Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Tis better to understand, than to be understood.
Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.
The fact that you are willing to say, I do not understand, and it is fine, is the greatest understanding you could exhibit.
We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Understanding brings control.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.
The key to why things change is the key to everything.
The key to understanding others is to first understand yourself
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill-will.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
To understand is to perceive patterns.
Man know much more than he understands.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
It is the duty of the human understanding to understand that there are things which it cannot understand, and what those things are. Human understanding has vulgarly occupied itself with nothing but understanding, but if it would only take the trouble to understand itself at the same time it would simply have to posit the paradox.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.
So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
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.
I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
No person was every rightly understood until they had been first regarded with a certain feeling, not of tolerance, but of sympathy.
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
It is not the language but the speaker that we want to understand.
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see. How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding! How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?
I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
Understanding is a two-way street.
What we do not understand, we cannot control.
The guru, if he is gifted, reads the story as any bilingual person might. He does not translate-he understands.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
I understand people's suffering, people's pain, more than you will every know yourself.
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
UNDERSTANDING does not necessarily mean AGREEMENT.
Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Return to the root and you will find the meaning.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilized men.
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.
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
When a man begins to understand himself he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
No one is going to turn down a good meal because he does not understand the digestive mechanism.
Sir, I have found you an argument; but I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really understand them is bad morals.
We are slaves to whatever we don't understand
When I want to understand what is happening today or try to decide what will happen tomorrow, I look back.
Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be --not understood, but divined.
The thing is plain. All that men really understand, is confined to a very small compass; to their daily affairs and experience; to what they have an opportunity to know, and motives to study or practice. The rest is affectation and imposture.
In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.
There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women.
No man thoroughly understands a truth until he has contended against it.
If I am to care for people in hospital I really must know every aspect of their treatment and to understand their suffering.
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
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.
Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
To understand possible means to understand impossible.
Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer; Nothing more difficult than understanding him.