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“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.”
“The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.”
“It was the contemplation of God that created men who were equal, for it was in God that they were equal”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.”
“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”
“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.”
“If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.”
John Dos Passos
“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.”
“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them”
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