Reflection Quotes

Thomas paine - the real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength...
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

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
The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself.
J. Gregory Keyes, "Babylon 5: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps".
We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Ricthe
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot

There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all.
William Hart Coleridge
Albert einstein - how strange is the lot of us mortals each of us...
One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.
Yvette Gilbert, (1865 - 1944)
On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.
Isha McKenzie - Mavinga
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Denis Diderot
There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all?
William Hart Coleridge
Love is a flame that burns in heaven, And whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love tht we double our being It is by love that we approach God.
Aimee Martin
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts reflection combines them experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Denis Diderot
The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.
Thomas a Kempis
Beauty is a form of genius - - Is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
Oscar Wilde
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.
Victor Hugo
Samuel taylor coleridge - there is one art of which man should be master,...
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle.
Hugh Blai
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
Samuel Johnson
No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
Taoist Prove
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.
William Shakespeare
Indecision regarding the choice among pleasures temporarily robs a man of inner peace. After due reflection, he attains joy by turning away from the lower pleasures and seeking the higher ones.
I Ching
A lively, disinterested, persistent looking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Henri Frdric Amiel
We believe at once in evil, we only believe in good upon reflection. Is this not sad.
Dorothe Deluzy