Contemplation

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Contemplation is a thoughtful and searching reflection upon a topic. In religion, it is usually a type of prayer or meditation.

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Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 133.
  • The act of contemplation then creates the thing contemplated.
  • But first and chiefest, with thee bring
    Him that yon soars on golden wing,
    Guiding the fiery-wheeled throne,
    The Cherub Contemplation.
  • In discourse more sweet,
    (For Eloquence the Soul, Song charms 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.
  • When holy and devout religious men
    Are at their beads, 'tis hard to draw them thence;
    So sweet is zealous contemplation.
  • Contemplation makes a rare turkey-cock of him: how he jets under his advanced plumes.

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