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The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
To be misunderstood even by those whom one loves is the cross and bitterness of life.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.
How can you expect a man who's warm to understand one who's cold?
Jealousy is the very reverse of understanding, of sympathy, and of generous feeling. Never has jealousy added to character, never does it make the individual big and fine.
Until we know what motivates the hearts and minds of men we can understand nothing outside ourselves, nor will we ever reach fulfillment as that greatest miracle of all, the human being.
You have to be grown up, really grown up, not merely in years, to understand your parents.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Capable people do not understand incapacity; clever people do not understand stupidity.
All persons are puzzles until at last we find in some word or act the key to the man, to the woman; straightway all their past words and actions lie in light before us.
I know nothing which life has to offer so satisfying as the profound good understanding, which can subsist, after much exchange of good offices, between two virtuous men, each of whom is sure of himself, and sure of his friend.
In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him.
Between Our birth and death we may touch understanding As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
The most immutable barrier in nature is between one man's thoughts and another's.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
To be understood is not a human right. Even to understand oneself is not a human right.
When you want to recognize and understand what takes place in the minds of others, you have first to look into yourself.
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Nothing is so hard for those, who abound in riches, as to conceive how others can be in want.
To try to understand another human being, to grapple for his ultimate depths, that is the most dangerous of human endeavors.
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?