In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform', and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border.
Everything that has happened to me in my life has defined who I am, and all of the things leading up to being governor, that all came from overcoming challenges in childhood and overcoming challenges as I got older. When you have God, you quickly understand there's nothing you can't overcome.
Each material has its specific characteristics which we must understand if we want to use it. This is no less true of steel and concrete.
We need business to understand its social responsibility, that the main task and objective for a business is not to generate extra income and to become rich and transfer the money abroad, but to look and evaluate what a businessman has done for the country, for the people, on whose account he or she has become so rich.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
We go after legacies because we just know that, sooner or later, people will understand what we bring to this culture and bring to the game.
A doctor does not ask about political views and opinions — that is how I understand my role.
I think you don't do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don't understand and they say it is done to create controversy.
I don't follow anything blindly. I have to know the entire thing, if I have to get in to it. It might sound funny to you, but it's like using English language. I use an English word only when I know its meaning and understand its connotation. You won't hear me say, 'What's up, dude' or anything like that just for the heck of it.
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Understand — quotes and aphorisms
People to whom nothing has ever happened cannot understand the unimportance of events.
I understand that there are thick, dark circles under my eyes. I have grown to appreciate them. I have noticed that my nose grows a little hookier on a near-monthly basis. That's fine. I know there are wrinkles ready to stake their claim as full time residents on my forehead any moment now. My dad has those, too, and I find that endearing.
My father told me when I went to college that I needed to take an accounting class. I enrolled and went the first day. I didn't understand a thing that was being said and dropped the class. I really regret that decision. I should have stuck it out and learned the basics of accounting, but I took the easy way out.
Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.
You've gotta understand — when you interview someone, it's not an interrogation. It's not the Nuremberg Trials.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
In Afghanistan, you don't understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself.
I try to understand place on a deeper level than just the physical or environmental aspects. It includes cultural and intellectual forces, too. It's an inclusive approach that brings in many disciplines and sees place as a dynamic thing.
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all people understand.