Understand who you are, so that you can be the same, whether you’re talking to a homeless person or the president of the United States. You’re the same person.
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.
There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
Even if one is interested only in one’s own society, which is one’s prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.
God never does anything wrong. He knows what is best for me. No man can understand God, or know why He deals with us as He does.
People talk about Wall Street greed, but one of the things many people don’t understand is that there are a lot of organizations that have been the recipient of largess from the same Wall Street.
Until you understand a writer’s ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene.