Self-reflection Quotes

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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self-reflection quotes, self-reflection sayings, and self-reflection proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself.

Human self-reflection is related to the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awareness, consciousness in general and the philosophy of mind.

See also: Reflection Quotes, Tafakkur (Reflection), and Prayers Of Self-reflection

‘Regret’ can be my memoir’s theme, she thought, as she tried to shove the cheese grater into the dishwasher next to the frying pan. A Regretful Life, by Joy Delaney. – Liane Moriarty

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Self-reflection is …

Self-reflection becomes self-torment when learning doesn’t occur. – Jeffrey G. Duarte

Self-reflection entails 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

Self-reflection is a desire felt by the body, as well as the soul. – Susan Griffin

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

Self-reflection is a kind of self-judgment. The difference is just this the former is positive and the latter is negative. – Balroop Singh

Self-reflection is a much kinder teacher than regret is. Prioritize yourself by making a habit of it. – Andrena Sawyer

Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity. – Pearl Zhu

Self-reflection is an opinion about yourself and for that it is necessary to take distance from the self. – Martine F. Delfos

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. – Unknown

Self-reflection is our curse and our possibility. – Arthur W. Frank

Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation. – Kelly Rowland

Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own mind, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings. Like the sun emerging from behind the clouds, the teachings of the dharma become clear. – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. – Baltasar Gracian

Reflection is …

Reflection – Looking back so the view looking forward is clearer. – Unknown

Reflection and learning are lifelong processes. – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Reflection can be painful, but reflection can also be productive. – Charlotte Pearson

Reflection can transform something familiar. – Diane L. Dunton

Reflection enables us to discern the next step even if we are not clear about the next mile. – Alan Smith and ‎Peter Shaw

Reflection ingeniously knows how to convert a beauty into a super beauty! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed. – Desiderius Erasmus

Reflection is a good thing. It allows us to look back in time so we can connect the dots between specific memories to reveal the purpose and meaning behind synchronistic events. – Molly Friedenfeld

Reflection is deliberate and purposeful. It is our past that provides us the wisdom and experience when to bloom and show everyone I am a beautiful flower. – Patricia H. Graham

Reflection is designed into the course as a regular, normal, and sustained intellectual activity. – Danielle LaVaque-Manty

Reflection is not something you have a lot of time for. – Robert Battle

Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success. – Richard Carlson

Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized. – Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light. – Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

Reflection is time sensitive; and with the realization that the ‘present’ and ‘future’ can be altered, it is also purposeful, for we can set goals to grow into a graceful work of art. – Patricia H. Graham

Reflection makes men cowards. – William Hazlitt

Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections. – Jane Austen

Reflection on the infinite seems to call, almost by definition, for infinite reflection. – Daniel Taylor

Reflection should be conducive to the human goal of liberation. – Wilhelm Halbfass

Reflection… Looking back so the view looking forward is clearer. – Unknown

Reflections will give you the courage, strength, and willpower to overcome all of the fears and sets backs you’ll encounter along the way. – C. Payne

Reflection… Looking back so the view looking forward is even clearer. – Unknown



Short and Powerful Self-reflection Quotes

A mirrored reflection of what never comes out. – Kurt Philip Behm

A moment of silence is actually a very loud moment. – Nouf Alfadl

A person is not old until regrets take the place of hopes and plans. – Scott Nearing

A photograph must come from imagination and not be a reflection of what is. – Thierry Mugler

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. – Edward Young

A worldview is probably an expression of self. – Michael Leunig

Act, reflect. Act, reflect. NEVER act and reflect at the same time. – Steven Pressfield

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. – Buddha

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. – Proverb

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. – Bronson Alcott

Be the type of person you want to meet. – Unknown

Before you look at your future, reflect on your past. – Sam Ade

Close your eyes and stare into the dark. – Cecelia Ahern

Compare less. Reflect more. – Unknown

I am a reflection of my own soul. – Unknown

I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. – Madonna

I am still learning. – Michaelangelo

Improvement begins with I. – Arnold H. Glasgow

It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. – Nancy Thayer

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

Living on the surface, your reflection flat and clean. – Kurt Philip Behm

My Sundays are mostly spent in self-reflection – Prashant Niranjani

Never think of yourself as inferior. Leave this to the experts. – Unknown

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults. – Rumi

Observe all men; thyself most. – Benjamin Franklin

Of all my relatives, I like me best. – Unknown

One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more. – Thomas Jefferson

Only through the act of self-reflection – is the Creator truly known. – Kurt Philip Behm

Only through the eyes of soft empathy, can a child see its true reflection. – Nikhil Parekh

People are too quick to pass judgement and too slow to self-reflect. – Unknown

People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another. – Rumi

Reflective thinking turns experience into insight. – John C. Maxwell

Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself. – Wayne Dyer

Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. – Baltasar Gracian

Set a daily solitude time for reflection and rethinking. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Study the past if you would define the future. – Confucius

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. – Shawn Ashmore

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. – Rumi

The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha

The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. – Hall and Simeral

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Ram Dass

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. – Sammy Davis

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

There is nothing like a train journey for reflection. – Tahir Shah

This above all; to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

To realize the Self is to be still. – Ramana Maharshi

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anais Nin

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? – Frederick II

Wisdom is the fruits of reflection. – Gino Norris

Work on yourself more than you do on your job. – Jim Rohn

You cannot have a meaningful life without self-reflection. – Oprah Winfrey

You change the world by being yourself. – Yoko Ono

You were my first and last reflection in life. – Nikhil Parekh

Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. – T. Harv Eker

Your past is the key to the next stage in your life. – Rendon Noel

Your personal truth is your gift to the world. – Jennifer Elisabeth

More Self-reflection Quotes

A Christian’s goodness is a rebuke to the wicked; his being right-side-up is a reflection upon the worldling’s inverted position. – Billy Graham

A day is not always bright, and nights are not always dark. All that matters is what’s inside because day and night are a reflection of you. – Avantika

Allow positive and not negative people to fill your life; for growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success. – Dr. Henry Cloud

An inferiority complex would be a blessing, if only the right people had it. – Alan Reed

As I started to think seriously about how I could become the person I wanted to be, I looked around at some of the people who’d had the biggest impact on my life. – Wes Moore

As is our confidence, so is our capacity. – William Hazlitt

As social beings, we live with our eyes upon our reflection but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it. – Charles Horton Cooley

As we protect self reflection the reflection of you, as they are the reflection of self the purest form of the honeydew and the wicked world is deceived by the darkest tower of doom, but every shine is brighter by mind that you have control in confidence courage and faith. – Eyy

At the end of any relationship you take a long, hard look at the years that have gone by and say ‘What now’? – Danny Wallace

Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective. – Dalai Lama

Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. What you give out will always return. – Kristen Butler

Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate your role as a teacher. – Robert John Meehan

Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. – Unknown

Be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Becoming a great man doesn’t require Education, but Reflection. – Steeven Shaw

Before I ask you to sit with me, I must be able to sit with myself. Before I ask you to accept my pain, I have to accept the pain myself. Before I ask you to love me, I have to be madly in love with myself. – C. Thoth

Before you can do something you must first be something. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Before you judge another, ask yourself if what you don’t like in them is actually what you don’t like in yourself. – Joe Vitale

Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. – Brendon Burchard

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow. – Sadhak Anshit

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. – Unknown

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

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski

Celerity is never more admired Than by the negligent. – William Shakespeare

Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow. – Simon T. Bailey

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. – Ernest Dimnet

Choices, decisions all done and finished have led me here. Here to this place of reflection. Old times gone, right and wrong have led me here. Here to this place of reflection. – Mario William Vitale

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes. – J.M. Barrie

Darkness holds eternal sway over he who cannot first find the light within himself. – Melissa McPhail

Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. – Suzan-Lori Parks

Do not fear change for change is your friend, not your foe; change is a good opportunity to grow and shine. – S. Bailey

Do not hide your light for fear of what others may think of you. Let it shine and be a reflection of what is possible. – Kristi Bowman

Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind. – Roy T. Bennett

Do not shrink to fit into boxes that are too small to contain all your magnificence and excellence. – C. Spiegel

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. – Sean Patrick Flanery

Do thoughts control what knowledge seeks, does reflection hold the key. – Kurt Philip Behm

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

Don’t become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you. – Mary-Frances Winters

Don’t believe everything you think. – Byron Katie

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. – William Faulkner

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. – C. Spiegel

Don’t let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. – Marcus Aurelius

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much, there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you. – Karl Largerfield

Doubt, not self-reflection, comes from a destructive energy, and when it rears its head, I talk to it like a lunatic. – Gwyneth Paltrow

During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within. – Amanda Mosher

Dwell not on the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own. – Buddha

Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love. – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. – John Locke

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. – Daniel Boorstin

Eighty years old! No eyes left, no ears, no teeth, no legs, no wind! And when all is said and done, how astonishingly well one does without them! – Paul Claudel

Emotions are there to enjoy life; but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up. – Frederick Lenz

Engaging in meditative self-reflection and gaining increased control of inner experiences provides a person with a sense of control over fear and trembling and the chaos of life. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Even if you think you’re doing well and have it all figured out, there is a voice you will always inevitably hear at some point which nags at you and says ‘but wait…’ Don’t ever dismiss it, listen to what it has to say. Life will never be close enough to perfect, and listening to that voice means stepping outside of yourself and considering your own wrongdoings and flaws. – Ashly Lorenzana

Every mirror embedded on the walls is a beautiful mirror; portraying to you your candid reflection. – Nikhil Parekh

Every night I come to the same place and wait until the sky catches up with my mood. – Joe Dunthorne

Every now and then I could see myself—truly see myself—and a sentence would come to me, thundering like a god into my head, and as I saw myself then in front of that tarnished mirror what came was the woman with the hole in her heart. – Cheryl Strayed

Every one is ignorant, only on different subjects. – Will Rogers

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. – Richard Branson

Every time we judge someone else, we reveal an unhealed part of ourselves. – @MasteringLawofAttraction

Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you’re friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too. – David R. Hawkins

Everybody needs to feel like somebody. – Unknown

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. – Alan Cohen

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Viktor E. Frankl

Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse – so is the love. – Jennifer Elisabeth

Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice. – Unknown

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – C.G. Jung

Examination of our past is never time-wasting. Reverberations from the past provide learning rubrics for living today. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections. – Ryuho Okawa

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends. – Brian Tracy

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. – Pat Riley

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now—we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Feeling herself suddenly shriveled, aged, breastless, the grinding, blowing, flowering of the day, out of doors, out of the window, out of her body and brain which now failed… – Virginia Woolf

Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come. – Ellen DeGeneres

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

Friendship with one’s self is all important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things. – Thich Nhat Hanh

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

Great leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, self-reflection, education, training, and experience. – Tony Buon

Growing into the worlds above us, realizing the higher realms of consciousness within us, requires that we outgrow the worlds beneath us. – Guy Finley

Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success. – Dr. Henry Cloud

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore

Hard work never killed anybody who supervised it. – Harry C. Bauer

Having no resources within himself, he was compelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; – Fredrick Douglass

He that knows himself, knows others. – Charles Caleb Colton

Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions. – Jane Austen

History is like self-reflection through the medium of language propelling itself into self-recognition. – Terence McKenna

Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom. – Vikas Runwal

Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. – C. Terry Warner

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them! – Benjamin Franklin

How silent the woods would be if only the best birds sang. – Unknown

I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13

I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soulmate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection. – Sylvia Day

I didn’t seem to know anyone as well as I thought I did. But I wonder now if maybe you can’t ever truly know another person. Maybe all you can do is hope that one day, you’ll know yourself. – Sarah Nicole Smetana

I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. – Sidney Poitier

I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew. – Frances Mayes

I have a set of motivational tapes, but I never feel like watching them. – Daniel Liebert

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself. – Francois Truffaut

I just want your voice aimed at me again. I want to absorb the direction of your eyes… – Jennifer Elisabeth

I just… I caught myself thinking about it over and over. And then I realized that I was simply remembering it as something that was wrong with me. That was the story I was telling myself – that I was somehow inferior. Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves. – Spike Jonze

I know that this process of ‘me changing my life’ doesn’t just end once I set fire to this list of things I hate about myself. Tonight isn’t as much of a new beginning as it is a violent end and I know the real work hasn’t even started yet. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself – here, tonight… even in this darkness. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I like solitude. It is when you truly hear and speak your natural, unadulterated mind, and outcomes your most stupid self as well as your most intelligent self. It is when you realize who you are and the extents of the good and the evils which you are capable of. – Criss Jami

I like to say I’m determined, some people would call it stubborn. It depends on your perspective. – Peggy Whitson

I never make the same mistake twice. I make it like five or six times, you know, just to be sure. – Unknown

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14

I remind myself that too much self-reflection can make even a toadstool fall into a deep slumber. – Susan Ornbratt

I see it all raving before me the endless yakking kitchen mouthings of life, the long dark grave of tomby talks under midnight kitchen bulbs, in fact it fills me with love to realize that life so avid and misunderstood nevertheless reaches out skinny skeleton hand to me and to Billie too — But you know what I mean. And this is the way it begins. – Jack Kerouac

I should . . . try to make the best of what remains of my day. – Kazuo Ishiguro

I stared at myself in the mirror, wondering what she saw that I didn’t. – Sherri Lee Emmons

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. – Dolly Parton

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process. – Shelby Foote

I thought of myself as a free-floating one-celled amoeba, minding my own business. – Laura Resau

I visualise 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

I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known, since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about… – Jennifer Elisabeth

I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am. – Oprah Winfrey

If at first you do succeed, try something harder. – Ann Landers

If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways. – Michel de Montaigne

If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion. – Aldous Huxley

If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. – Rev. Jesse Jackson

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values — that all reality hinges on moral foundations, and that all reality has spiritual control. – Martin Luther King Jr.

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. – T. D. Jakes

If you are not evolving, you are dying. – Marcus Lemonis

If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better. – Unknown

If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right. – Chen Xinhua

If you find yourself trapped inside a dimming world, remember it was always this dark inside the body. Where the heart, like any law, stops only for the living. If you find yourself, then congratulations, your hands are yours to keep. – Ocean Vuong

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. – Marcus Garvey

If you reduce your expectations to zero, life becomes a series of happy surprises. – Tuck Andress

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself. – Becca Lee

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance! – Derek Bok

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. – Jonathan Winters

If you’re not at peace with yourself, nothing that you attract will bring you peace. – @MasteringLawofAttraction

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

Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes. – Richard Carlson

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. – Unknown

In moments of quiet reflection, our minds embrace the sea that we have crossed. – Holmes

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people. – Marcel Marceau

In spite of the pain, his first feeling was one of relief. There was nothing to be afraid of any more. He was a terror himself now and nothing in the world but a knight (and not all of those) would dare to attack him. He could get even with Caspian and Edmund now…. But the moment he thought this he realised that he didn’t want to. He wanted to be friends. He wanted to get back among humans and talk and laugh and share things. He realised that he was a monster cut off from the whole human race. An appalling loneliness came over him. He began to see the others had not really been fiends at all. He began to wonder if he himself had always been such a nice person as he had always supposed. – C. S. Lewis

In the mirror, the face and its reflection – they watch each other; different, but one. – Sant Tukaram

In youth we learn; in old age we understand. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Income seldom exceeds personal development. – Jim Rohn

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. – Steve Maraboli

Indeed, the important question in terms of becoming more peaceful isn’t whether or not you’re going to have negative thoughts – you are – it’s what you choose to do with the ones that you have. – Richard Carlson

Intellectually he understood perfectly what the problem was: guilt and doubt, the waste products of innocence and faith, inhibited him and filled him with self-loathing even at his own weakness in trying to be free of them. – Ken MacLeod

Intellectually speaking, people love you with the capacity that they have at that time. – Germany Kent

Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, and that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? – Khalil Gibran

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

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

It is great to be introspective, self-analysis can be useful, but only if it results in action. – Joe Sacco

It is necessary … for a man to go away by himself … to sit on a rock … and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going? – Carl Sandburg

It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be. – Sanhita Baruah

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement. – M.T. Cicero

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It is the final person we see reflected in our eyes that really matters; we wonder who is she and why is she here? To find ourselves truly, it is the goal we have all set for ourselves. – Michelle Shen

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon. – C. JoyBell C

It seems the great advantage of people who annoy us is motivation to engage in reflection. – Auliq Ice

It takes a certain ingenuous faith – but I have it – to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth. – A.C. Grayling

It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. – Unknown

It’s easier to demand a lot from yourself when you’re giving a lot to yourself. – Gretchen Rubin

It’s not about having perfect thoughts all of the time. It’s about not feeding the heavy or mean ones—letting them pass without allowing them to take root and control your actions. – Inspired by Yung Pueblo

It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning. – Graeme Edwards

It’s time to sit down and think about what’s truly important to you and then take steps to forsake the rest. – Ryan Holiday

It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind. – Steve Maraboli

I’d consider each reflection of mine; to be perpetually blessed. – Nikhil Parekh

I’m a work in progress, and I hope I will never be complete. – Nick Frost

I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I’ve always had a talent for recognizing when I am in a moment worth being nostalgic for. – Lena Dunham

I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I’ve never been in the military, but I have a purple heart: I got it from beating myself up over things that I can’t fix. – Rudy Francisco

Judging wrongly of others is a reflection of how you see yourself. – Darlene Bennett

Jumping into problems without adequate reflection is likely to lead to false starts and erroneous conclusions. – James C. Kaufman

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. – Tao Te Ching

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. – Carl Jung

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

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days. – Zig Ziglar

Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane.’ – Gloria Mayfield Banks

Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous. – Confucius

Lessons are learned by acknowledging the grossest and cruelest parts of ourselves. – Anne T. Donahue

Let go of rejections and focus on self-reflection. For it is within that you will find the light you seek. – Amy Leigh Mercree

Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. – Brene Brown

Let go once. And if it keeps coming up, let go again. Peace does not just happen. You have to practice it. – Inspired by Yung Pueblo

Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. – Roy T. Bennett

Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget. – Jennifer Elisabeth

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. – Steve Maraboli

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards. – Søren Kierkegaard

Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line. – Carrie Fisher

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes

Life is a mirror; you only see it when you are looking for your own true self. – Prakash Damodaran

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. – Morihei Ueshiba

Life is more enjoyable when you focus your attention on helping others than reflecting on your own problems. – Nishan Panwar

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and be. – Trudy Symeonakis Vesotsky

Life isn’t happening to me. Life is happening from me. I am emanating the signal to which all life is responding. – Abraham Hicks

Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. – Mark Manson

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. – Victor Hugo

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

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

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible. – Carl Gustav Jung

Look outside and you will see yourself. Look inside and you will find yourself. – Drew Gerald

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand. – Mother Teresa

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. – Jean Anouilh

Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but wants only to be provoked. – Henry Ward Beecher

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults. – Benjamin Franklin

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share. – Steve Maraboli

Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations. – Les Brown

Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you. – Jim Rohn

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

Marking time in present tense old memories left to rust. The past a distant reverie its truth beyond my trust. Looking straight into the sun my eyes reopen wide. A last reflection staring back remembrance so divine. – Kurt Philip Behm

Maybe a nice look in the mirror is in order, Missy. – Bo Burnham

Most of our anxiety, confusion, and frustration occurs because we’re focused on what might happen in the future instead of what is happening right now. – Inspired by @drnicoifrfurkens

Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately, that prevents them from even knowing it. -Bryant McGill

My conscience hath a thousand several tongues, And every tongue brings in a several tale, And every tale condemns me for a villain. – William Shakespeare

My life constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve. – Unknown

Never forget to remain a student while you teach others. – Jerry Cortsen

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. – Roy T. Bennett

Never second guessing always prompt for a mere reflection you decide when. – Mario William Vitale

Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning. – Roy T. Bennett

Never write about a place until you’re away from it, because that gives you perspective. – Ernest Hemingway

No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education. – John Carolus

No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never late to be who you are meant to be. – Esther and Jerry Hicks

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. – Henry Adams

Nothing is more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face. – Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Notice how little, and how seldom, you notice the movement of the eyes in your own face, reflection of a moment’s reflection. – Conrad Potter Aiken

Now my reflection shows my nudity and struggle with such clarity, it’s not hard to relate to me. – Amanda D. Shelton

On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear. – Bryant McGill

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. – Lao Tzu

One grows or dies. There is no third possibility. – Oswald Spengler

One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. – Hermann Hesse

One needs a great deal of idle time to feel really sorry for oneself. – J.G. Ballard

One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else. – K.L. Toth

One of the saddest things in life is the things one remembers. – Agatha Christie

Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself. – Cherie Carter-Scott

Our fitful heart a wild reflection views. – George Meredith

Our heart should always be a reflection of who we are as people. – Ayjee Grogan

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. – Cesar Chavez

Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well-lived. – Mollie Marti

Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. – Maxwell Martz

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. – Brene Brown

Passing through its own reflection, eternity is beauty – and beauty is truth. – Kurt Philip Behm

Pay attention to your patterns. The way you learned to survive may not be the way you want to continue to live. Heal and shift. – Thelma Bryant-Davis

People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves. – Mandy Hale

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind spot. – Bryant McGill

Power is the ability not to have to please. – Elizabeth Janeway

Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily. – Epictetus

Quiet reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Maintain that peaceful nursery, enabling stillness to speak. – Tom Althouse

Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. – Bryant McGill

Real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection. – Cameron Conaway

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

See what’s in front of you as a reflection of yourself. This is not narcissism. It’s called self-reflection. – Ana Claudia Antunes

Self-awareness doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, it allows you to learn from them. – Unknown

Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. – Lawrence Bossidy

Self-development requires direct action. Knowledge must precede action. The self’s relation to the world must be grounded in reality through ideas and thoughts. Self-reflection and introspection expands our appreciation of life. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Set it down to thyself, as well to create good precedents as to follow them. – Sir Francis Bacon

She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist. – Sylvia Plath

Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds. – Buddha

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light. – Dan Brown

Sometimes it’s hard to look at a flower, when your dying inside. – Anthony Liccione

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. – Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. – Joubert Botha

Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward. – Kayla Panchisin

Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward. – Vince McMahon

Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding. – Christopher Barzak

Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead. – Yvonne Woon

Speak criticism into the mirror before you share with anyone else. – Maureen Joyce Connolly

Speak positive words into your existence for words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. – J.K.Rowling

Spiritual growth requires the development of inner knowing and inner authority. It requires the heart, not the intellect. – Gary Zukav

Stressful emotional states influence how we perceive reality. The key to reducing anxiety is to press pause and make sure “what’s going on” is really going on. – @nicolesachslcsw

Study yourself and try to find out if there are qualities in you which are as good as those discovered in others. – Aesop

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. – Roy T. Bennett

Such ever was love’s way; to rise, it stoops. – Robert Browning

Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in Your Dreams: Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. – Roy T. Bennett

Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of you. – Aaron Rodgers

Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too. – L.R. Knost

The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror – we all have it – that shadow self – that dark heart. – John Geddes

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton

The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow. – Roy T. Bennett

The cosmos is evolving toward greater self-reflection, allowing us to open the eye of Spirit and see our source. – Alex Grey

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be. – Neal Donald Walsch

The degree of freedom we enjoy outwardly is a reflection of the degree of love we cultivate inwardly. – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing. – Carrie Wilkerson

The efforts that we put into our lives today would reflect on the place we are standing on tomorrow. – Hermann J Steinherr

The empty void inside of her was a new experience, or maybe it had always been there, and she’d been so harassed, so put upon that she hadn’t had time for self-reflection. – Gwynne Forster

The expectations that others place on us help us form our expectations of ourselves. – Wes Moore

The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection. – T.F. Hodge

The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues. – Bryant McGill

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. – Thomas Carlyle

The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age. – Dr. Daniel Amen

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

The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something. – Lewis Howes

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – Edward John Phelps

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

The mirror is a worthless invention. The only way to truly see yourself is in the reflection of someone else’s eyes. – Voltaire

The moment you have a child, in an instant your life is not for you, and your life is completely, 100 percent dedicated to another human being, and they will always come first. It changes you forever. It changes your perspective, and it gives you a nice purpose and focus. – Angelina Jolie

The more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect into the outer world. – Senora Roy

The more we connect with our Spiritual self, the uglier sin looks. From the book: Removing Your Shame Label. – Eddie Capparucci

The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. Free yourself and let things take their natural course. – Unknown

The older I get, the faster I was. – Charles Barkley

The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. – Shannon L. Alder

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. – Gandhi

The people accusing me of being productive don’t know how hard it is for me to just bend my elbow sometimes. – Lena Dunham

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. – Michel Angelo

The pure reflection will shine out again. When earth’s hopes are relinquish’d, unfulfill’d. – Ada Cambridge

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

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust

The reflection staring back at me. And when they say you’re all alone. Tell them it will not last that long. – R.J. Intindola

The reflections you want others to see starts with honesty. – Eugene Napoleon

The secret of life is to just hang around until you get used to it. – Charles M. Schulz

The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming. – Kirkegaard

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Caroline Myss

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. – Wayne Dyer

The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. – Mel Robbins

The true words do not fail, for motion does not fail, and reflection does not fail. – Walt Whitman

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. – Gabrielle Bernstein

The way you perceive others will affect the way you respond to them in their most challenging moments. – @hooysofficial

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

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts. – Bryant McGill

There is always a risk when you commit to authentically being who you are. You will be judged, and some people may not like you. As scary as that may see, don’t allow yourself to become complacent in an effort to be liked by everyone else. You will be judged anyway, so why not be judged based on who you truly are? – C. Spiegel

There is no end to education. We are all in the kindergarten of God. – Elbert Hubbard

There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. – Siri Hustvedt

There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you. – Michelle Sandlin

There is no looking-glass here and I don’t know what I am like now… The girl I saw was myself not quite myself. Long ago when I was a child and very lonely I tried to kiss her. But the glass was between us – hard, cold, and misted over with my breath. Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I? – Jean Rhys

There is no one else as good at being you than you are. Be open to receiving advice but also trust that you know yourself better than anyone. You are an expert in your own experiences: own that. Boldly accept what makes you different. Believe in your abilities. Trust your intuition. Stand up for your ideas and know that you are exactly who you should be. – C. Spiegel

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you’ve grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway

There is one art of which people should be masters – the art of reflection. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldos Huxley

There was something wrong; nobody else had to tell me. Writing it down made me see it. I’d told myself, as if writing to another person. – Gina Barreca

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle – Samuel Butler

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed. – Ricky Martin

Think you can or think you can’t — either way, you will be right. – Henry Ford

This ebb and flow of emotion and reflection marks our existence and drives our behavior. – Lee Oberparleiter

This time I see a mere reflection of what’s good inside days of endless worry in such a reflective way humble myself to bow the knee to pray words can express the love that one has inside. – Mario William Vitale

Time and reflection change the sight little by little ’til we come to understand. – Paul Cezanne

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. – Faith Baldwin

Time is a great teacher, but it kills all of its students. – Hector Berlioz

Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself. – Dr. Paul T.P. Wong

To achieve happiness I advocate four major principles the principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress. – Ryuho Okawa

To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions. – Stephen R. Convey

To find yourself you must look within yourself and not others. – Damian Stafon

To me, old age is always years older than I am. – Bernard M. Baruch

To separate yourself from your weakness and look at it objectively is a very powerful thing. – Russell Simmons

Today, I choose life. Every morning when I wake up, I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices—today, I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. – Kevyn Aucoin

Transitions are a time for reflection, and a time for looking forward. – Roy Cooper

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion. – Corliss Lamont

True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self-elements. – Nhat Nanh

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Two things fill the heart with renewed and increasing awe and reverence the more often and the more steadily that they are meditated on: the starry skies above me and the moral law inside me. – Immanuel Kant

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you. – Carl Jung

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli

We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation. – Tara Stiles

We are all capable of great self-deception when it serves us. – Holly Black

We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul. – Shannon L. Alder

We are human, and, being human, we are imperfect creatures. Through the process of injury, self-examination, and amends, we grow. We all grow. – Shellen Lubin

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. – Zen

We create ourselves. The sequence is suffering, insight, will, action, change. – Allen Wheelis

We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience. – John Dewey

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. – Elizabeth Gilbert

We each project to others a reflection of the world which includes our choices of perception. – Bryant McGill

We have so committed ourselves in different ways that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves. – Bryant McGill

We must see scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means I survived. – Chris Cleave

We should not live like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, father”. – Romans 8:15

What a lark! What a plunge! For so it had always seemed to her, when, with a little squeak of the hinges, which she could hear now, she had burst open the French windows and plunged at Bourton into the open air. – Virginia Woolf

What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. – Karl Menninger

What we are, is what we have thought for years. – Buddha

What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we focus on outside is a reflection of what we feel inside. – Unknown

What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives. – Stephen Richards

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. – Unknown

When I am sharply judgmental of any other person, it’s because I sense or see reflected in them some aspect of myself that I don’t want to acknowledge. – Gabor Maté

When reflection calls to mind, the bleak and desolating wind, that soon thy silken wing shall tear, and waft it on the freezing air. – Mary Darby Robinson

When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. – Max Ernst

When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is seen reflected in it. – B.K.S Iyengar

When there is a beautiful reflection, we know not where to look, to the reflection or to the reflected! – Mehmet Murat ildan

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Eckhart Tolle

When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. – Richard Carlson

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. – Paulo Coelho

When you continuously compete with others you become bitter, but when you continuously compete with yourself you become better. – Marie Blanchard

When you do The Work, you see who you are by seeing who you think other people are. Eventually you come to see that everything outside you is a reflection of your own thinking. You are the storyteller, the projector of all stories, and the world is the projected image of your thoughts. – Byron Katie

When you get right down to it, intentional living is about living your best story. – John C. Maxwell

When you really listen to another person from their point of view and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey

When your cart reaches the foot of the mountain, a path will appear. – Chinese Proverb

When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace. – Wayne Dyer

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

Where there is reflection, there is either double beauty or double ugliness! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats? – Christopher Fry

Why are all reflections lovelier than what we call reality? Not so grand or so strong, it may be, but always lovelier? – George Macdonald

Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? – Mulan

Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you. – Steve Maraboli

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. – Denis Waitley

With all of the bad things that are happening in the world right now, I think we need a message of togetherness and true unity. I believe that starts with personal reflection and then we can find kindness toward each other. – Marielle Heller

Within you, you will find everything you need to be complete. – Bryant McGill

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. – Albert Einstein

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. – Margaret J. Wheatley

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara De Angelis

Writing was a defeat, it was a humiliation, it was coming face-to-face with yourself and seeing you weren’t good enough. – Karl Ove Knausgård

You are a mirror of yourself in others. Whatever you want, give. Be the best reflection of yourself. – Karen A. Baquiran

You are capable than you know, more brilliant than you comprehend, and more powerful than you can even begin to understand. – Unknown

You are more enough than you can even conceive in this moment. You are brilliant. Every day, you are brighter and more resilient than you were yesterday. Remind yourself often that exactly as you are, you are enough. – Unknown

You are stronger than your shame. Whatever you are most ashamed of can also be the source of great resilience and ultimately, strength. You are stronger than your shame. Always remember this. – Unknown

You attract what you are, not what you want. So if you want it then reflect it. – Tony Gaskins

You become who you surround yourself with. You become what you consume. If you find yourself in a slump or feel as though you’re living in a negative space, take a good hard look at who and what you see every day.’’ – Rachel Hollis

You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith

You can’t be a good teacher, or even a good person for that matter, if you can’t reflect on your actions. Teachers need to reflect on what they taught/how they felt/and how the class responded. Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better. – Dylan William

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. – Eckhart Tolle

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh — at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore

You learn from your experiences and realise that people are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves. – Mandy Hale

You learn more from getting your butt kicked than from getting it kissed. – Tom Hanks

You may scan historic pages, and right down throughout the ages mere reflection never laid a single brick. – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. – Jim Rohn

You only truly learn when you question the answer. – Mystqx Skye

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

Your attitude toward others, work, and your daily life is a reflection of your attitude toward God. – Elizabeth George

Your choices and decisions are a reflection of how well you’ve set and followed your priorities. – Elizabeth George

Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours. – Ilyas Kassam

Your life is a reflection of how effectively you balance potential and kinetic energy. – Steve Maraboli

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life. – Brian Tracy

Your life is a reflection… you don’t get what you want, you get what you are. You gotta be it to see it. – Steve Maraboli

Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity. – Bryant McGill

Your most important “want” should be the one you can control! – Shannon L. Alder

Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. – Stacy London

Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love lead, heal and create you must nourish yourself first. – Linda Joy

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Helen Schucman

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Whoever looks outside dreams, whoever looks inside awakes. – Carl Jung

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. – Diane von Furstenberg

You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting. – John Addison

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

Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water. – Elizabeth Gilbert

​​No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

​​You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody. – Maya Angelou

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