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One receives as reward for much ennui, despondency, boredom --such as a solitude without friends, books, duties, passions must bring with it --those quarter-hours of profoundest contemplation within oneself and nature. He who completely entrenches himself against boredom also entrenches himself against himself: he will never get to drink the strongest refreshing draught from his own innermost fountain. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Whenever we encounter the Infinite in man, however imperfectly understood, we treat it with respect. Whether in the synagogue, the mosque, the pagoda, or the wigwam, there is a hideous aspect which we execrate and a sublime aspect which we venerate. So great a subject for spiritual contemplation, such measureless dreaming -- the echo of God on the human wall!. (Quote by - Victor Hugo)

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. (Quote by - Rachel Carson)

It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings. (Quote by - Buddha)

There was this huge world out there, independent of us human beings and standing before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partly accessible to our inspection and thought. The contemplation of that world beckoned like a liberation. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well?. (Quote by - Cyril Connolly)

We contemplated declaring behind, but we also felt that they should have contemplated declaring a little earlier, given we were in the box-seat in terms of the series. (Quote by - Graeme Smith)

Good thought can be imbibed by reading and studying good books and by contemplating on them. . (Quote by - Yajur Veda)

We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

It was the contemplation of God that created men who were equal, for it was in God that they were equal. (Quote by - Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

That in itself will make the bank sufficiently cautious to leave them unlikely to be contemplating rate cuts any time soon. (Quote by - Stephen Toplis)

Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. (Quote by - David Hume)

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. (Quote by - Simone Weil)

The universe or void is an everlasting ball of chaotic contemplations all trying to reach a level of happiness that is infinitely expanding. (Quote by - Austin Rappaport)

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find resources of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. (Quote by - Rachel Carson)

One can become whatever one wants to be [if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith]. (Quote by - Bhagavad Gita)

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. (Quote by - Aristotle)

Our view is the entire World Trade Center is a sacred precinct, a place of dignity, a place of aspiration, a place of contemplation, and of hope and memory. (Quote by - Richard Meier)

Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated. (Quote by - Auguste Rodin)

He was standing there for a good minute or two, contemplating to do it or not. Next thing you know, he just took off running and jumped off. (Quote by - Will Smith)

The Bible is not primarily a written or printed text to be scrutinized in private, in a scholar's study or a contemplative cell. It is a body of oral messages, announcements, prophecies, promulgations, recitals, histories, songs of praise, lamentations, etc., which are meant either to be uttered or at least read aloud, or chanted, or sung, or recited in a community convoked for the purpose of a living celebration. (Quote by - Thomas Merton)

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

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate wit. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

The real solution to this crisis is a true and meaningful Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East, not one which is paid lip service to. It is a vital first step towards removing all nuclear proliferation risks in the region, as well as providing the essential security guarantees from nuclear weapons states outside the region. If we don't seriously contemplate this option then the world will, as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan pointed out a few days ago, lurch from nuclear crisis to nuclear crisis. (Quote by - William Peden)


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