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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.

Hillary Clinton

In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7. Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart.

Epictetus

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.

Ambrose Bierce

Consul - in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

John Dryden

When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

Rabindranath Tagore

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

Don DeLillo

I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.

D. H. Lawrence

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.

Horace

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.

Douglas MacArthur

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.

William Butler Yeats

And say my glory was I had such friends.

P. G. Wodehouse

I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed I suppose.

Dorothy Day

Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.

George Burns

Everything that goes up must come down. But there comes a time when not everything that's down can come up.

Joseph Campbell

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Addison

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

Malcolm De Chazal

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.

Linda Evans

I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better.

W. H. Auden

A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.

John Ruskin

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.

Francis Bacon

As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.

Billy Graham

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

Andre Gide

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.

Willie Nelson

We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.

John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

John D. Rockefeller

The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities—a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.

Chanakya

The rain water enlivens all living beings of the earth both movable (insects, animals, humans, etc.) and immovable (plants, trees, etc.), and then returns to the ocean it value multiplied a million fold.

Henry James

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

George Eliot

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

Saint Augustine

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.

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.

Henry Miller

Surrealism is merely the reflection of the death process. It is one of the manifestations of a life becoming extinct, a virus which quickens the inevitable end.

George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

Nancy Pelosi

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

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.

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