Quotes: contemplate

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  • As biologists, we contemplate with admiration and awe the wondrous array of sophisticated cell interactions and recognitions evolved in the T cell immune system, which must be a model for other similarly complex biological systems of highly differentiated organisms.
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    American travel writer and novelist 1941-
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    Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
  • Don Mazankowski
    Don Mazankowski
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    I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    In our hearts there is a ruthless dictator, ready to contemplate the misery of a thousand strangers, when it will ensure the happiness of the few we love.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
    Alfred N. Whitehead
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    It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
  • Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela
    South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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    The purpose of studying history is not to deride human action, nor to weep over it or to hate it, but to understand it. And hopefully then to learn from it as we contemplate our future.
    Source: Renewal and Renaissance - Towards A New World Order (1997)
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    To contemplate a thing implies maintaining oneself OUTSIDE it, resolved to keep a distance between it and ourselves.
    Source: The Warrior Within : The Philosophies of Bruce Lee (1996)
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness. We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose. Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring.
  • Bernard Levin
    Bernard Levin
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    What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Purity is the power to contemplate defilement.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    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.
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