Putin and his advisers don’t understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don’t realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue.
To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.
It’s important that our children are raised to be educated, well-rounded tax-paying citizens that understand the importance of technology and science.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
The education business is a little murky because by 1900, it has been pretty well decided that a certain amount of education was required to make the system of repression work. You had to have people who showed up punctually. You had to have people who took their orders obediently and understand them fully.
It is good to know what a man is, and also what the world takes him for. But you do not understand him until you have learnt how he understands himself.
I’ve written some poetry I don’t understand myself.
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.
We only understand that which already is within us.
The United States isn’t a dictatorship ruling with a brutal army and an iron fist, so our police departments must understand that they are there to serve and protect us – all of us. And when they do commit crimes, they must be arrested and prosecuted like anyone else, bottom line.