Real security is contemplating death, not pretending it doesn't exist.
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
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.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
Contemplation and wisdom are highest achievements and man is not totally at home with them.
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
The fly that touches honey cannot use it's wings;
so too the soul that clings to spiritual sweetness ruins it's freedom and hinders contemplation.
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.
He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
It is possible that the contemplation of cruelty will not make us humane but cruel; that the reiteration of the badness of our spiritual condition will make us consent to it.
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation of order and useful arrangement.
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.
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.
The senses are of the earth, the reason stands apart from them in contemplation.
The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done.
.. you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.
In truth, the abuses of monarchy had so much filled all the space of political contemplation, that we imagined everything republican which was not monarchy. We had not yet penetrated to the mother principle, that governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it. Hence, our first constitutions had really no leading principles in them. But experience and reflection have but more and more confirmed me in the particular importance of the equal representation then proposed.
When contemplating General Eisenhower winning the Presidential election, Truman said, Hell sit here, and hell say, Do this! Do that! And nothing will happen. Poor Ikeit wont be a bit like the Army. Hell find it very frustrating.
Gentlemen, the character of Washington is among the most cherished contemplations of my life. It is a fixed star in the firmament of great names, shining without twinkling or obscuration, with clear, steady, beneficent light.
Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.
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; and the
The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread.
The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.