quotes about reflection

35 Quotes About Reflection By Famous People

It’s important to look back to appreciate how far we have come in our lives. Sometimes we are so busy trying to get to the next step, the next goal, that we forget our past. Encouraging reflections can give us energy and renovate our faith when we don’t feel good about our lives. Remembering our successes, someone who has passed on, or remembering someone’s encouraging words, can help us feel good in the now. Though, looking back for too long or frequently can be harmful, to the point that we are not living in the moment. These quotes about reflection will help us understand the importance of reflecting back in our lives. 

We crave for how life used to be, and wish we could turn back the clock, or take back something we did or said. Those moments are over and gone forever. Reflection of bad times is only useful to correct the error and to figure out a better way of moving forward in the future. A good reflection is like good food. We must taste it, savor it, and then release it into the present and future. This moment is what counts, and it’s all we really have.

quotes about reflection

35 Quotes About Reflection

  1. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” Tricia Cunningham
  2. Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted it is an intimate date with yourself.” Paul TP Wong
  3. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin
  4. “I visualize where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become.  I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.” Michael Jordan

  5. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung

  6. “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” Barbara De Angelis
  7. “The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.” Bryant McGill
  8. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” Thomas Carlyle
  9. “The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.” William Makepeace Thackeray
  10. “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” Ernest Holmes

  11. “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.” Eric Hoffer
  12. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
  13. “The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” Daniel Amen
  14. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” D. Jakes
  15. “The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination… until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” Iyanla Vanzant

  16. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle
  17. “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way.” Margaret J. Wheatley
  18. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” George Lorimer
  19. “The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act, and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results.” Michael LeBoeuf
  20. “The purpose of our spiritual journey is not to replace the darkness with light, rather it’s to integrate and honor all the parts of ourselves… all of life’s energies.” Deb Blum

  21. “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” Tom Bilyeu
  22. “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
  23. “Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” Indra Devi
  24. “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” Peter F. Drucker
  25. “Whenever I see a mirror, I just look at myself, or when I see my own reflection, I quickly take a look; I won’t lie about that. But when I am in front of the camera, it’s just the character, not me.” Alia Bhatt

  26. “Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well-lived.” Mollie Marti
  27. “People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves.” Mandy Hale
  28. “Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds.” Gautama Buddha
  29. “Living in a way that reflects one’s values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things.” Deborah Day
  30. “Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become.” Maxwell Maltz

  31. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates
  32. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain
  33. “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.” Confucius
  34. “What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives.” Stephen Richards
  35. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

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My name is Rashed Miah, I am the CEO and founder of THE RICH GETS RICHER. This website was founded in October 2018. I am very passionate to talk about success, I followed my passion and decided to express my knowledge of success to the world through this website. For all individuals who visits this site, my overall aim is to motivate them about their life, also to help them financially, spiritually, mentally and physically when it comes to success and achieving big goals and dreams.
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