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.
The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it. We need a commander-in-chief who understands that – and who won’t leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn’t.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
What’s immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands.
Abu Mazen understands that it is impossible to vanquish Israel by means of terrorism.
No philosopher understands his predecessors until he has re-thought their thought in his own contemporary terms.
I will argue that in the literal sense the programmed computer understands what the car and the adding machine understand, namely, exactly nothing.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
In many cases it is a matter for decision and not a simple matter of fact whether x understands y; and so on.
Like myself, President Obama is the father of two daughters. He understands the obstacles that they face as women, but he also understands the emergency of the state of young black men in America.