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Reflection Quotes

We believe we know so much about everything, but when it comes to knowing yourself we are no good. The principles and practice of self reflection is deep rooted in the world's greatest spiritual traditions, may it be the Christian desert hermits or the Japanese samurai. These famous reflection quotations and sayings will prove the importance of thoughtfulness and self reflection and will make you realize the benefits of reflecting upon a situation and relating issues before taking a step forward towards it.

Tupac Shakur

I'm a reflection of the community.

Shakira

My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.

Chester Bennington

It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.

Nicolas Cage

I don't drink blood, and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection.

Peter Drucker

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

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Confucius

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.

Lenny Kravitz

Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.

John Lennon

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

Frederick Douglass

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.

The prison-industrial complex, poverty, and the school system has more effect on a young black male in America than Jay-Z does, by far. And that's not a diss to Jay-Z. The crime rate in the black community was high before hip hop. Rapping about it is just a reflection of the life a lot of people are living.

Dolly Parton

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.

Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Madonna Ciccone

My physical transformations - like changing my hair - are usually a reflection of what's inspiring me at the moment.

Alicia Keys

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

The need for reflection and restraint of power is what led Louis Freeh to order that all new agent classes visit the Holocaust Museum here in Washington so they could see and feel and hear in a palpable way the consequences of abuse of power on a massive, almost unimaginable scale.

Anatole France

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.

Rupert Murdoch

Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.

Jimi Hendrix

The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.

Eric Hoffer

It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

Rashida Jones

Good rom-coms have some reflection of the way things are, the sign of the times.

Eric Hoffer

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

Nancy Pelosi

As I view the Republicans in Congress, I don't see them as a real reflection of many Republicans in our country.

With social media, you have this new kind of way to communicate with people that's very immediate, sometimes alarmingly so, sometimes painfully so. If you could just hold some objectivity, a very direct, unfiltered, raw reflection of the way something is landing in the culture without any spin, or filtration, or anything, it's very raw.

Samuel Johnson

It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.

William James

'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories.

Zooey Deschanel

I think I'd say that my whole body of work is a reflection of who I am, but not any one specific thing.

George Santayana

The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.

Kim Kardashian

Everything family does is reflection on the other people.

Joe Biden

There is no inherent power in the office of the vice presidency. Zero. None. It's all a reflection of your relationship with the president. I mean, Kennedy never let Johnson in the office.

Lady Gaga

What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope... It is not a reflection of all religious people.

Passover is a time of reflection and joy. When we emerge from our cocoon Of doubt to fly freely On the wings of faith.