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Contemplate Quotes

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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

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Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God.
Observe the stars, millions of them,
twinkling in the night sky,
all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
- Sai Baba

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that
it can make us love life and value it with such passion
that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
- Paul Theroux

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Better to illuminate than merely to shine,
to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
- Thomas Aquinas

I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature.
- Caspar David Friedrich

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the
possibility that we may live our entire lives without
going to war or sending our children to war.
- Tony Blair

What has happened to architecture since the second
world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate
it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?
- Bernard Levin

I just love jumping into someone else's life.
It is a relatively cheap way to experience things you
would be too scared to contemplate in your own life.
- Dougray Scott

We can only know one thing about God -
that he is what we are not.
Our wretchedness alone is an image of this.
The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
- Simone Weil

Let us be moral.
Let us contemplate existence.
- Charles Dickens

I am not really retired, and may never be completely,
but I can't think of a better place to contemplate
retirement than New York City.
- Robert MacNeil

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn,
than to contemplate.
- Rene Descartes

I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men.
- Georges Simenon

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences.
- Robert Byrd

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

Talk about it only enough to do it.
Dream about it only enough to feel it.
Think about it only enough to understand it.
Contemplate it only enough to be it.
- Jean Toomer

The best I can say is that it's better for me to write
about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa.
It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily.
- Paul Westerberg

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

I don't for the life of me understand how anybody could
contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the
US and say that electoral politics doesn't matter any more,
and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is
no difference between the two parties.
- Todd Gitlin

I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously
said I did not contemplate a major increase,
and that was a fair statement of the Government's state
of mind at the time I made that.
- John Howard

Before this address to my countrymen is closed,
I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us,
the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great
events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The quality of life is so different in France.
There is the possibility of living a simple life.
I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA.
I would never raise any child there.
- Johnny Depp

Like most musicians, I'm good at becoming immersed
in the music that I am currently working on.
We seldom lift up our heads to contemplate even the
music we will be doing in the future,
let alone what we've done in the past.
- Tony Levin

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.
This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union.
The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom,
for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
- Cyril Connolly

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus,
its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day

Beauty is no quality in things themselves.
It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume

Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating
of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow
the creation of a bureaucracy.
- Arthur Capper

My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.
- Francis Picabia

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
- Joseph Joubert

My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
- Francis Picabia

We see things in this material world,
wherein our bodies dwell, only because our mind through
its attention lives in another world,
only because it contemplates the beauties of the archetypal
and intelligible world which Reason contains.
- Nicolas Malebranche

On my return to Pittsburgh, I resolved to go back to
the fundamental problems of electronic structure that
I had contemplated abstractly many years earlier.
- John Pople

Applying different standards to al Qaeda does not abandon Geneva,
but only recognizes that the U.S.
faces a stateless enemy never contemplated by the Conventions.
- John Yoo

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

This also turned out to be negative,
so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency,
either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals,
that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him.
- Richard M. Helms

Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments
and the slowness of progress a complete shock,
and at my low points I contemplated other alternative
careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
- Paul Nurse

I believe that there are many interesting projects
that are potentially possible for me other than game music,
and therefore in my mind there are several things that are being contemplated.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I think that much of this was running in background
as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion,
although I certainly anticipated that I would not;
it smelled like death,
not youth.
- John Thorn

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble
races of red men who are now spread over these trackless
forests and boundless prairies,
melting away at the approach of civilization.
- George Catlin

It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding,
that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last
phrase as objects of contemplation,
the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
- Samuel Alexander

The European organisation contemplated could not oppose any ethnic group,
on other continents or in Europe itself,
outside of the League of Nations, any more than it
could oppose the League of Nations.
- Aristide Briand

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods:
contemplating how it will be done;
contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
- Marcelene Cox

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

I couldn't imagine what Fox thought they were doing,
contemplating such a jagged protagonist for a prime-time drama.
I only knew that I wanted the role very much.
- Hugh Laurie

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking
that their faults are always present to other people's minds,
as if they believe that the world is always contemplating
their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his,
and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting,
a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what -
after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
- Kate Chopin

And if citizens of New Orleans who are really contemplating
coming back heard that we're really intent upon making the place secure again -
regardless of whether the levees held or not -
then I think a rebuilding process would really take shape.
- Billy Tauzin

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from
contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business.
Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation;
for whilst the body is confined to present company,
the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
- Mary Astell

The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought,
hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes,
and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition.
- Eliza Haywood

When, according to habit, I was contemplating the stars in a clear sky,
I noticed a new and unusual star, surpassing the other stars in brilliancy.
There had never before been any star in that place in the sky.
- Tycho Brahe

I limited myself to introduce a change in my way of
thinking and the way I see things.
When I look at my child, I do it in a different way
then when I'm contemplating a chair.
They are different...
the child is a living being, and the chair is an object.
- Meg Tilly

I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time.
I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it.
I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me.
Even by huge films that they're doing there.
They're just awful.
- Sherilyn Fenn

Before the boat docked, however, he confessed because
he was contemplating running for president,
he couldn't separate from his wife.
I believed him when he told me he faced a difficult
choice between pursuing personal happiness and his political destiny.
- Donna Rice

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Before, I just spewed whatever it was I thought about everything.
I tend to be more contemplative now.
- Anne Heche

Every one should find some suitable time,
day or night, to sink into his depths,
each according to his own fashion.
Not every one is able to engage in contemplative prayer.
- Johannes Tauler

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will,
the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection.
Its basic elements are logic and intuition,
analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
- Richard Courant

He was somebody who made me think, I suppose,
about the contemplative life.
I've always been a city fellow, but I've often had
vague thoughts about 'checking out' and perhaps going
into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.
- Derek Jacobi

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is Possible.
- Gabriel Marcel

There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation
of order and useful arrangement.
- Arthur Phillip


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