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Self-contemplation   /sɛlf-kˌɑntəmplˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct.  Synonyms: introspection, self-examination.

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"Self-contemplation" Quotes from Famous Books

... higher step will be the volume which shall give an account of a man to himself, in which a single observation immediately becomes a clue of past knowledge, restoring to him his lost studies, and his evanescent existence. Self-contemplation makes the man more nearly entire: and to preserve the past, ...
— Literary Character of Men of Genius - Drawn from Their Own Feelings and Confessions • Isaac D'Israeli

... specifically human feelings, feelings caused by external stimuli, feelings due to want or to lack of power. It does not exclude the higher affections from the deity. Even in the noesis noeseos of Aristotle, there is room for the transcendent bliss of divine self-contemplation. Much more in the Christian God is there room for spontaneous feeling, springing from His own nature, the necessary concomitant of thought and will. Impassibility is a comprehensive attribute. Originally negative, ...
— Monophysitism Past and Present - A Study in Christology • A. A. Luce

... etc., to give rise to the charge that he was a poseur. He was a poseur in the sense, and to the extent, that any man is a poseur who tries to live up to a certain ideal and to realize it in his outward daily life. It is clear that he early formed the habit of self-contemplation and of standing apart and looking upon himself as another person. Hence his extraordinary self-knowledge, and, we may also say, his extraordinary self-appreciation, or to use his own words, "the ...
— Whitman - A Study • John Burroughs

Words linked to "Self-contemplation" :   reflexion, examen, examination, rumination, introspection, contemplation, self-analysis, thoughtfulness, reflection, soul-searching, musing

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