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CONTEMPLATION
[ Also see Futurity Meditation Past Reflection Study Thought ]

There is no lasting pleasure but contemplation; all others grow flat and insipid upon frequent use; and when a man hath run through a set of vanities, in the declension of his age, he knows not what to do with himself, if he cannot think; he saunters about from one dull business to another, to wear out time; and hath no reason to value Life but because he is afraid of death.
      - Bishop Gilbert Burnet

A contemplative life has more the appearance of a life of piety than any other; but it is the divine plan to bring faith into activity and exercise.
      - Lord David Cecil (Edward Christian David Cecil)

A poor life this, if full of care,
  We have no time to stand and stare.
      - William Henry Davies

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

The act of contemplation then creates the thing created.
      - Isaac D'Israeli, Literary Character
         (ch. XII)

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
      - Johann Echkart (Meister Eckhart)

But first and chiefest, with thee bring
  Him that yon soars on golden wing,
    Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne,
      The Cherub Contemplation.
      - John Milton, Il Penseroso (l. 51)

In discourse more sweet,
  (For Eloquence the Sound, Song charmes the sense,)
    Others apart sat on a hill retir'd,
      In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high
        Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will and Fate,
          Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute;
            And found no end, in wand'ring mazes lost.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost
         (bk. II, l. 555)

When holy and devout religious men
  Are at their beads, 'tis much to draw them thence,
    So sweet is zealous contemplation.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of King Richard the Third
         (Buckingham at III, vii)

Contemplation makes a rare turkey cock of him. How he jets under his advanced plumes!
      - William Shakespeare,
        Twelfth Night, or, What You Will
         (Fabian at II, v)


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