A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
I will not be afraid because I understand... And understanding is happiness.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy