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  • Augustine describes the active nature of thought through the term cogitatio: Once they [thoughts] have been dispersed, I have to collect them again, and this is the derivation of the word cogitare, which means to think or to collect one's thoughts.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Scip. fit enim fere ut cogitationes nostrae et sermones pariant aliquid in somno, quale de Homero scribit Ennius, de quo videlicet saepissime vigilans solebat cogitare et loqui.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • How doth [2321] Quintilian complain for the loss of his son, to despair almost: Cardan lament his only child in his book de libris propriis, and elsewhere in many of his tracts, [2322] St. Ambrose his brother's death? an ego possum non cogitare de te, aut sine lachrymis cogitare?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Oppressus paupertate animus nihil eximium, aut sublime cogitare potest, amoenitates literarum, aut elegantiam, quoniam nihil praesidii in his ad vitae commodum videt, primo negligere, mox odisse incipit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quum res ad hoc devenit, ut ea quae cogitare caeperit, ore promat, atque acta permisceat, tum perfecta melancholia est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Equidem etiam curiam nostram, Hostiliam dico, non hanc novam, quae mihi minor esse videtur postquam est maior, solebam intuens, Scipionem, Catonem, Laelium, nostrum vero in primis avum cogitare.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • [95] "Si quis per naturae vigorem bonum aliquod quod ad salutem pertinet vitae aeternae, cogitare ut expedit, aut eligere, sive salutari, id est, Evangelicae praedicationi consentire posse confirmat, absque illuminatione et inspiratione Spiritus Sancti, qui dat omnibus suavitatem consentiendo et credendo veritati, haeretico fallitur spiritu."

    Pneumatologia

  • * Si quis per naturae vigorem bonum aliquod quod ad salutem pertinet vitae aeternae, cogitare ut expedit, aut eligere, sive salutari, id est, Evangelicae praedicationi consentire posse confirmat, absque illuminatione et inspiratione Spiritus Sancti, qui dat omnibus suavitatem consentiendo et credendo veritati, haeretico fallitur spiritu.

    Pneumatologia

  • Alioqui potuisset Christus æternam Dei legem negligere, sive etiam universam si voluisset infringere, quod impium est vel cogitare.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • For says he, “If we be made righteous, and the children of God, through the imputation of the righteousness of Christ, then was he made a sinner, ‘et quod horret animus cogitare, filius diaboli;’ by the imputation of the guilt of our sins or our unrighteousness unto him.”

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

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