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It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shape

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
Posted 4 months ago

I just wish I could understand my father.

I just wish I could understand my father.
Posted 4 months ago

I can understand the Chinese Wall: it was built as a defense against maraud

I can understand the Chinese Wall: it was built as a defense against marauders. But a wall such as that in Berlin, built to prevent people from seeking freedom, is almost beyond comprehension.
Posted 4 months ago

I had to understand the whole bounty hunting thing, because we don't have t

I had to understand the whole bounty hunting thing, because we don't have that in Venezuela. Nothing similar at all, at least not legal.
Posted 4 months ago

I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more rec

I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
Posted 4 months ago

The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand i

The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand interdependence.
Posted 4 months ago

Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's preroga

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.
Posted 4 months ago

Americans increasingly understand that clean energy is more than just an en

Americans increasingly understand that clean energy is more than just an environmental issue. It is crucial to reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign countries.
Posted 4 months ago

True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.

True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
Posted 4 months ago

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
Posted 4 months ago

I understand only three things - films, fitness, and food.

I understand only three things - films, fitness, and food.
Posted 4 months ago

I understand Tea Partyers' anger with the system, but they are in way over

I understand Tea Partyers' anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can't be part of that.
Posted 4 months ago