Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
I think I felt at some point that I couldn’t understand poetry or that it was beyond me or it didn’t speak to my experience. I think that was because I hadn’t yet found the right poems to invite me in.
I began to understand the challenges that first-generation college students and students of color have in college.
I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when they understand enough, they’ll do wonders. I count on them.
When people don’t understand that the government doesn’t have their interests in mind, they’re more susceptible to go to war.
I don’t think we have to have a personal relation to a life lost to understand that something terrible has taken place, especially in the context of war.
You need not wonder at my knowing all human languages; for, to tell you the truth, I also understand all the secrets of human silence.
To understand the fanatic rejection of women’s liberation in the Muslim world, one has to take into account the time factor. Most of us educated women have illiterate mothers. The conservative wave against women in the Muslim world is a defense mechanism against profound changes in both sex roles and the touchy subject of sexual identity.
A lot of people don’t understand the Black Panthers Party’s relationship with white mother country radicals.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.