Meaningful reflection quotes will help you grow and gain perspective on yourself, life and happiness.
I always believe that it takes a lot of courage to spend time for reflection. Whenever I need some inspiration, these my favorite quotes help me work on myself and be a better person every day.
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Deep Reflection Quotes
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. Henri Poincare
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. Friedrich Nietzsche
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 bitterest. Confucius
We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust. David Levithan
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle
Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. C. Terry Warner
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely. Kahlil Gibran
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine
Your past is the key to the next stage in your life. Rendon Noel
Our language is the reflection of ourselves. Cesar Chavez
Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things then better yourself. Sonya Teclai
Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love, lead, heal, and create, you must nourish yourself first. Louise Hay
As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverb
The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same. Rumi
One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more. Thomas Jefferson
What we focus on outside is a reflection of what we feel inside.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. T. D. Jakes
People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind spot. Bryant McGill
Reflective thinking turns experience into insight. John C. Maxwell
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. Margaret J. Wheatley
Time and reflection change the sight little by little ’til we come to understand. Paul Cezanne
Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life. Brian Tracy
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. Barbara De Angelis
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. Ernest Holmes
Never forget to remain a student while you teach others. Jerry Cortsen
When you need a little motivation and inspiration, time flies quotes will turn your day around and made a profound positive impact in your life.
Inspirational Reflection Quotes
I am a reflection of my own soul.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways. Michel de Montaigne
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
It seems the great advantage of people who annoy us is motivation to engage in reflection. Auliq Ice
Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be. Charles Bukowski
Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. Alan Cohen
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. John Ruskin
It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection.
The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. Mel Robbins
People are too quick to pass judgement and too slow to self-reflect.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers. Agatha Christie
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. Albert Einstein
Living in a way that reflects ones values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things. Deborah Day
In moments of quiet reflection our minds embrace the sea that we have crossed. Holmes
Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? Mulan
Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love. Eric Micha’el Leventhal
Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you. Jim Rohn
Self-reflection entail asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future. Robert L. Rosen
People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves. Mandy Hale
The way we reflect the world around us is the direct reflection of the world within us.
An unawakened person sees only his mind, which is merely a reflection of the light of pure consciousness arising from the Heart. Ramana Maharshi
It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. Ella Maillart
Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life.
O, happy the soul that saw its own faults. Rumi
In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. Carl Jung
We all have experienced a lot of ups and downs; deepest quotes will uplift you, empower you and get you ready for the next chapter in your life.
Positive Reflection Quotes
You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. Diane von Furstenberg
Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead. Yvonne Woon
Art is not a reflection of reality; it is the reality of a reflection. Jean Luc Godard
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it like five or six times, you know, just to be sure.
People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another. Rumi
Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous. Confucius
I am a reflection of what I sing. Sometimes I have to get serious because the things I’ve been through are serious. Robert Plant
There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. Siri Hustvedt
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. Benjamin Franklin
You are a mirror of yourself in others. Whatever you want, give. Be the best reflection of yourself. Karen A. Baquiran
There is one art of which people should be masters the art of reflection. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung
How sad and bad and mad it was but then, how it was sweet. Robert Browning
To achieve happiness, I advocate four major principles. The principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress. Ryuho Okawa
The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. Caroline Myss
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. Samuel Johnson
Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. Baltasar Gracian
Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. Oliver Wendell Holme
One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. Lao Tzu
Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. Anthony J. D’Angelo
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin
The more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect into the outer world. Senora Roy
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. Edward Young
Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward. Kayla Panchisin
Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light. Abdullah ibn Alawi al Haddad
The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. Ritu Ghatourey
In silence and movement, you can show the reflection of people. Marcel Marceau
If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right. Chen Xinhua