What is contemplate?

  • (verb): Look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought.
    Example: "Contemplate one's navel"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on contemplate:

Marie Of St Peter
1844 she had a vision in which Jesus told her "Those who will contemplate the wounds on My Face here on earth, shall contemplate it radiant in heaven ...
Center For Cultural Judaism - Contemplate
... Since its debut in 2001, Contemplate The International Journal of Cultural Jewish Thought has published three volumes of essays, articles, and poetry ... Contemplate is published annually by the Center for Cultural Judaism ...

More definitions of "contemplate":

  • (verb): Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes.
    Synonyms: study, meditate
  • (verb): Consider as a possibility.
    Example: "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"

Famous quotes containing the word contemplate:

    Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
    Paul Theroux (b. 1941)

    When I was twelve years old I thought up an odd trinity: namely, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Devil. My inference was that God, in contemplating himself, created the second person of the godhead; but that, in order to be able to contemplate himself, he had to contemplate, and thus to create, his opposite.—With this I began to do philosophy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    To one who habitually endeavors to contemplate the true state of things, the political state can hardly be said to have any existence whatever. It is unreal, incredible, and insignificant to him, and for him to endeavor to extract the truth from such lean material is like making sugar from linen rags, when sugar-cane may be had.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)