Contemplating Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contemplating quotes, contemplating sayings, and contemplating proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     

Rachel Carson

Contemplate thy powers, contemplate thy wants and thy connections so shalt thou discover the duties of life, and be directed in all thy ways.     


The quieter the mind the louder the soul.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

From time to time ponder whether you are unconsciously saying: 'Truth is what I happen to be thinking at this moment.     

Idries Shah

To while away the day contemplating evils that might have been is to poison the happiness we already have.     

Christopher Paolini

Pondering must turn out to be your cash asset, regardless of whichever ups and downs you occur throughout in the everyday living.     

Abdul Kalam

Observe and contemplate on the hidden things of life: how a man's seed is but the beginning, it takes others to bring it to fruition. Think how food undergoes such changes to produce health and strength. See the power of these hidden things which, like the wind cannot been seen, but its effects can be.      

Marcus Aurelius

The pondering heart is a thankful heart.     

Todd Stocker

A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings.      

Christina G. Rossetti

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.     

Elizabeth Gaskell

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.     

Albert Einstein

The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done... you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.     

Lil Wayne

Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it. It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your own natural condition.     

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

We are wide-eyed in contemplating the possibility that life may exist elsewhere in the universe, but we wear blinders when contemplating the possibilities of life on earth.     

Norman Cousins

Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation, for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.     

Mary Astell

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

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.     


A great part of life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

All what is existing already existed. We are together for a while pondering in agile world.     

Santosh Kalwar

To contemplate is to look at shadows.     

Victor Hugo

We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.     

Mark Twain

Pondering, which means to weigh mentally, to deliberate, to meditate, can achieve the opening of the spiritual eyes of one's understanding.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.     

Dodie Smith

When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.      

Marcelene Cox

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still.     

John Maynard Keynes

Thought is the unconscious and unceasing language of the mind.      

James Lendall Basford

Contemplating the task ahead would not make it easier or the water warmer.     

J.K. Rowling

Contemplating the suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering.     

Dalai Lama