84+ Best Reflection Quotes

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

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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

meaningful reflection quotes

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

deep reflection quotes

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

top reflection quotes

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

inspirational reflection quotes

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

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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

inspiring reflection quotes

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.

uplifting reflection quotes

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.

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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

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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

powerful reflection quotes

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

famous reflection quotes

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

best reflection quotes

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

beautiful reflection quotes

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

reflection quotes on life

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

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