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Famous Contemplation Quotes

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A list of the best contemplation quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous contemplation quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic contemplation quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about contemplation?" and "What are inspirational contemplation quotes?"

This list includes notable contemplation quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest contemplation quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite contemplation sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    There exist certain individuals who are, by nature, given purely to contemplation and are utterly unsuited to action, and who, nevertheless, under a mysterious and unknown impulse, sometimes act with a speed which they themselves would have thought beyond them.

    Charles Baudelaire More
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    Lewis Lapham More
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    One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one's inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist.

    Émile Durkheim More
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    new! 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.

    Victor Hugo More
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    With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

    William Wordsworth More
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