Quotes of Contemplative

“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ”

- Margaret Mead

“ Never idle a moment, but thrifty and thoughtful of others. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense. ”

- Jean Piaget

“ The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. ”

- John Ruskin

“ But over all things brooding slept The quiet sense of something lost. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist who would place ideological purity or a particular agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning. ”

- Ron Wyden

“ Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes. ”

- Mary Martin

“ Vengeance, deep-brooding o'er the slain, Had locked the source of softer woe, And burning pride and high disdain Forbade the rising tear to flow. ”

- Sir Walter Scott

“ Our thoughts take the wildest flight: Even at the moment when they should arrange themselves in thoughtful order. ”

- Lord Byron

“ I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics. ”

- Peter Singer

“ My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. ”

- Prince William

“ Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life and had time and a little space of calm from which to look back upon it, who did not know and acknowledge that it was what he had done unselfishly and for others and nothing else, that satisfied him in the retrospect, and made him feel that he had played the man. ”

- Woodrow T. Wilson

“ Journalism is a good place for any writer to start — the retailing of fact is always a useful trade and can it help you learn to appreciate the declarative sentence. A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing. ”

- Garrison Keillor

“ I would like to think that ambition is a gift if looked at from a Christian perspective. It seems to me that God was ambitious when He made the world and all that is in it. His plans for us are ambitious. He sees us redeemed to Himself — worshipping Him in this life and for eternity… ”

- Diane Glancy

“ The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it. ”

- Arthur Goldberg

“ But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective. ”

- Rowan Atkinson

“ The mountains look on Marathon - / And Marathon looks on the sea; / And musing there an hour alone, / I dreamed that Greece might yet be free. ”

- Lord Byron

“ One hour of thoughtful solitude may nerve the heart for days of conflict - girding up its armor to meet the most insidious foe. ”

- Lord Percival

“ I think, therefore I'm single. ”

- Liz Winston

“ Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn, dropped face — as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding and thought. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ I would like to break out of this dark, brooding image, cause I'm actually not like that at all. ”

- Gabriel Byrne

“ Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place. ”

- David Bowie

“ It appears that you have already made up your mind and that you believe a rush to judgment is appropriate without the airing of the facts or thoughtful consideration of the evidence. ”

- Henry Hyde

“ To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors. ”

- Al Oerter

“ If I look confused it's because I'm thinking. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ To become educated is to move from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty. ”

- Unknown

“ In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed. ”

- John Rawls

“ There is a luxury in self-dispraise;And inward self-disparagement affordsTo meditative spleen a grateful feast. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. ”

- Oscar Wilde
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