The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding.
One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn’t have to understand something to feel it. By the time the mind is able to comprehend what has happened, the wounds of the heart are already too deep.
Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.
In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.[The Remarkable Rocket]