The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.
— Mark Twain

Real security is contemplating death, not pretending it doesn't exist.
Eve Ensler contemplating quote

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

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