„It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.“

Source: The Sense of Wonder

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„The senses are of the earth; Reason, stands apart in contemplation.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.

Citát „To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.“
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„Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them“

—  David Hume Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian 1711 - 1776

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„Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.“

—  Mark Twain, book The Innocents Abroad

Vol. II, Conclusion http://books.google.com/books?id=f4EwNleAjJAC&q=%22Travel+is+fatal+to+prejudice+bigotry+and+narrow-mindedness+and+many+of+our+people+need+it+sorely+on+these+accounts+Broad+wholesome+charitable+views+of+men+and+things+cannot+be+acquired+by+vegetating+in+one+little+corner+of+the+earth+all+one's+lifetime%22&pg=PA333#v=onepage
Source: The Innocents Abroad (1869)
Context: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

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

—  Rachel Carson American marine biologist and conservationist 1907 - 1964

Source: The Sense of Wonder (1965)
Context: Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

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„Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

El use estropea y hasta destruye toda belleza. La función más noble de los objetos es la de ser contemplados.
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„Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.“

—  David Hume, book Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

Part I, Essay 23: Of The Standard of Taste
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Source: Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays
Context: Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.

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„To me the most important thing is the sense of going on. You know how beautiful things are when you're traveling.“

—  Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967

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„History is the necessary food of good and noble sentiments. It ought to give us at once humility and confidence in the face of greatness.“

—  Vincent Massey Governor General of Canada 1887 - 1967

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„The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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