Quotation Explorer - 'Contemplate'

Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence. - Mahatma Gandhi
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream - Virginia Woolf
The man who has a library of his own collection is able to contemplate himself objectively, and is justified in believing in his own existence. - Augustine Birrell
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. - Thomas Jefferson
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
Holiness is found in how we treat others, not in how we contemplate the cosmos. As our experiences in marriages, families, and friendship teach us, it takes relationships to provide the friction that wears down our rough edges and sanctifies us. - Terryl Givens
Words, with their multiple meanings and nuances are like trees and oral communication like a forest. Trees are good for hiding, forest for losing the path. When one is trying to contemplate the horizon of illusion and reality, trees and forests can offer no help. - R. N. Prasher
People who insist on dividing the world into 'Us' and 'Them' never contemplate that they may be someone else's 'Them'. - Ray A. Davis
I had never before considered leaving my religion, my family, my customs, and my beliefs behind. It was all that I had ever known. Would it be worth it to give it all up? I had no way of knowing. It was frightening even to contemplate a life beyond - Carolyn Jessop
BACK, n. That part of your friend which it is your privilege to contemplate in your adversity. - Ambrose Bierce
There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening. - Marshall McLuhan
I write so others might contemplate things that are out of the ordinary. I write to make people feel—to cause laughter and tears and anger at injustice. I write so the world will imagine and wonder at crazy, incredible truths. I write to have a tiny bit of influence on a universal conscience. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I also remember it was Sunday night because that was the time I felt most depressed and vulnerable. Somehow have a moment to contemplate the miserable, low-paying week that lay ahead was more painful than living it. - Adam Carolla
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate... - Terry Pratchett
Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. - Thomas Aquinas
I must stay alone and know that I am alone to contemplate and feel nature in full; I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am. Solitude is indispensible for my dialogue with nature. - Caspar David Friedrich
Emotion is bad if it hinders the mind from thinking. Anemotion that opens the mind to contemplate severalaspects of things at once is better than one that fixesthought to an obsession. - A.C Grayling
I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!! - Anonymous
Rarely do I truly understand the disease which ails me. Therefore, rarely do I truly understand the fix that would cure me. And so maybe I should truly contemplate how rarely I recognize that God understands both. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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
The written word can make one pause and contemplate. It can make a reader sigh to dream or question a belief in considerable depth. But all of that is nothing if those words fail to touch the heart and make one feel. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Nature has endowed the human with A HEART to detect the sensibility offeelings and A WEIRD MIND to contemplate ....so be A REAL HUMAN BEING. - Ghumakkad Agantuk Ram
He who thinks we are to pitch our tent here, and have attained the utmost prospect of reformation that the mortal glass wherein we contemplate can show us, till we come to beatific vision, that man by this very opinion declares that he is yet far short of truth. - John Milton
There was a footpath leading across fields to New Southgate, and I used to go there alone to watch the sunset and contemplate suicide. I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more of mathematics. - Bertrand Russell
Forgiveness is greater than condemnation, and love stronger than hate. What is there left for us to contemplate? -- - Reed Abbitt Moore
If you are religious, pray. If you are philosophical, contemplate. If you are spiritual, meditate. - John K. Brown
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate. - Rene Descartes
The urge to make art or contemplate philosophy does not go away when you are sick. Those urges just become transfigured by illness.
I, too, chose to go out...to the mountains' resort for a long weekend of Buddists' Om mantra sound...hunting the eternal wise words...have a time in silence to contemplate the profound concepts of universal creation and see what it does to my sense of identity... - Isabella Koldras, Om=Amen.
Midlife is the time to let go of an overdominant ego and to contemplate the deeper significance of human existence. - C.G. Jung
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