Quotations on Contemplation

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But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Ideas, Class, Contemplation, Reflection)

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
(Keywords: Act, Contemplation, Enjoyment, May)

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
- Diane Arbus
(Keywords: Action, Contemplation, Mind, World)

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Power, Survival, Awareness, Contemplation, Value)

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp
(Keywords: Life, Contemplation, Day, Humanity, Machines, Meditation, Silence, Will)

He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Men, Life, Contemplation, Reading)

Science may eventually explain the world of How. The ultimate world of Why may remain for contemplation, philosophy, religion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Contemplation, May, Philosophy, World)

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
- Jacob Bronowski
(Keywords: Action, Contemplation, World)

If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.
- Sri Chinmoy
(Keywords: Art, Contemplation, Meditation, World)

Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.
- Emile Durkheim
(Keywords: Thought, Contemplation, Sadness, World)

What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.
- Meister Eckhart
(Keywords: Love, Contemplation, Man)

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
- Meister Eckhart
(Keywords: Action, Contemplation, Harvest)

Vice: Whatever was passion in the contemplation of man, being brought forth by his will into action.
- James Harrington
(Keywords: Action, Being, Contemplation, Man, Passion, Will)

I feel like I'm stepping into a place of spiritual contemplation every time I enter a studio; it's always had a certain magic to me that has never worn off with familiarity.
- David Knopfler
(Keywords: Time, Contemplation, Familiarity, Magic, Spiritual)

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
- Fran Lebowitz
(Keywords: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
- Gabriel Marcel
(Keywords: Home, Wisdom, Contemplation, Man)

The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is Possible.
- Gabriel Marcel
(Keywords: Life, Contemplation, Man)

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
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Truth, Contemplation, Day, Mystery, Perfection, Poverty, Sight, Sound)

Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges.
- Russell M. Nelson
(Keywords: Death, Life, Contemplation, Help, Retirement)

We want a state wise in its contemplation - just in its actions - and moderate in the reach of government into our lives.
- Sonny Perdue
(Keywords: Government, Actions, Contemplation, State, Want)

Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read.
- Ross Perot
(Keywords: Action, Being, Contemplation, Living, Man, Worth, Writing)

The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
- Quintilian
(Keywords: Character, Virtue, Contemplation, Mind, Multiplicity, Variety, Vice)

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.
- Auguste Rodin
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Contemplation, Mind, Pleasure, Spirit)

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.
- Simone Weil
(Keywords: Faith, Affirmation, Contemplation, Reality)

But active programming consists of the design of new programs, rather than contemplation of old programs.
- Niklaus Wirth
(Keywords: Design, Contemplation, Old, Programming)

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