200+ Best Reflection Quotes And Sayings

We all have to grow up sometime, and we all have to take time to reflect. Everybody needs a moment of reflection every now and then to take stock of their lives, to see where they’ve been and where they’re going. Reflecting on the past is important for many reasons: it can help us recognize our faults and faults in others, it can help us recognize the mistakes we’ve made and learn from them, and it can help us recognize why we were where we were in life at certain times. These reflection quotes will show you that you’re not alone – no matter how old you are – and that there’s truth in the saying “you can never go back to where you’ve been.”

We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves....
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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
Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).
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Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue). Jess C. Scott
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When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, "What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it? Shannon L. Alder
How sad and bad and mad it was - but...
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How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet Robert Browning
Can you remember who you were, before the world told...
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Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? Charles Bukowski
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What do you think has become of the young and old men? And what do you think has become of the women and children? They are alive and well somewhere, The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it, And ceas'd the moment life appear'd. All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. Walt Whitman
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The pessimist resembles a man who observes with fear and sadness that his wall calendar, from which he daily tears a sheet, grows thinner with each passing day. On the other hand, the person who attacks the problems of life actively is like a man who removes each successive leaf from his calendar and files it neatly and carefully away with its predecessors, after first having jotted down a few diary notes on the back. He can reflect with pride and joy on all the richness set down in these notes, on all the life he has already lived to the fullest. What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? No, thank you, ' he will think. 'Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, although these are things which cannot inspire envy. Viktor E. Frankl
Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it...
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Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder
Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle...
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Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him? Bill Watterson
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Doubt as sin. – Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature – is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned. . Friedrich Nietzsche
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Just as one spoils the stomach by overfeeding and thereby impairs the whole body, so can one overload and choke the mind by giving it too much nourishment. For the more one reads the fewer are the traces left of what one has read; the mind is like a tablet that has been written over and over. Hence it is impossible to reflect; and it is only by reflection that one can assimilate what one has read. If one reads straight ahead without pondering over it later, what has been read does not take root, but is for the most part lost. . Arthur Schopenhauer
The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight...
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The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love. Debasish Mridha
There is no future without a past, because what is...
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There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. Siri Hustvedt
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An ordinary mirror is silvered at the back but the window of the night train has darkness behind the glass. My face and the faces of other travellers were now mirrored on this darkness in a succession of stillnesses. Consider this, said the darkness: any motion at any speed is a succession of stillnesses; any section through an action will show just such a plane of stillness as this dark window in which your seeking face is mirrored. And in each plane of stillness is the moment of clarity that makes you responsible for what you do. . Russell Hoban
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YOU ARE JUSTYou are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong. You are not just rich or poor, but always wealthy in the mind and heart. You are not perfect, but flawed. You are flawed, but you are just. You may just be conscious human, but you are also a magnificentreflection of God. Suzy Kassem
It takes a certain ingenuous faith - but I have...
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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
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Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime–if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more–was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside. Jess C. Scott
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Each time a person passes by you and you say 'hello', imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family. Suzy Kassem
Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate...
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Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth. Suzy Kassem
We are more severe judges of our own acts... We...
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We are more severe judges of our own acts... We judge our thoughts, our intents, our secret curses, our secret hates, not only our acts. Unknown