Meditatio: mull and chew and ruminate.
Contemplatio: let it work its way into the sinews of our being so that we live it out.
Proverbs 13:20 ESV
"Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm."
John Newton (1725-1807)
"I know no author who is worthy the honour of being followed absolutely and without reserve."
Samuel Davies (1723-1761)
"The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals."
"When I get a little money I buy books: and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
R. Kent Hughes (Disciplines of a Godly Man, p. 78)
"Men, to deny ourselves the wealth of the accumulated saints of the centuries is to consciously embrace spiritual anorexia."
C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
"He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves he has no brains of his own."
J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)
"[T]here can be no really powerful preaching without deep thinking, and little deep thinking without hard reading."