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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.
Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.
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.